OBITUARY

Joan Gwendolyn Ellis

8 June, 19384 March, 2021
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It saddens us to inform you that Joan Gwendolyn (Grant) Ellis of Barton passed away March 4, 2021 in the Annapolis Royal Nursing Home at the age of 82. Born in Digby, she was the daughter of the late Lloyd and Dorothy (Hankinson) Grant.

Joan was a Director of Ellis GM and a homemaker. She was a member of the United Church, UCW, a volunteer for the Canadian Cancer Society and the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Joan loved the apple blossoms in the spring, gardens of dahlia’s, tulips, rose bushes, going to church and church functions. She was an avid reader, enjoyed travelling, shopping, getting her hair done, eating out, sweets, and spending time with her family.

Joan is survived by sons, Kevin, Brighton, Kent (Lynn), Cincinnati, Ohio; daughter, Jennifer (Brent), Barton; son-in-law, Brian (Angela) Comeau, Hammonds Plains; grandchildren, Taylor (Dustin) Pearson, Ottawa, Alec (Morgan) Comeau, Edmonton, Faith Comeau, Halifax, Lori Comeau, Antigonish, Zachery Ellis and Micah Ellis both of Cincinnati, Ohio, Logan (Alexandra) Hebb, Kentville, Dawson (Leanne) Hebb, Barton; sister, Diane Shortliffe, Hammonds Plains. Besides her parents Joan was predeceased by her husband, Richard of 55 years and daughter, Jill Comeau.

Visitation 7-9pm on Tuesday March 9th from Jayne’s Funeral Home, Digby. Funeral service at 2pm, Wednesday March 10th from St. Mary’s Bay Baptist Church, Barton with pastor Mark Cress presiding. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Digby & Area Health Services Charitable Foundation. Special thank you to Betty Mullen for being a wonderful friend. Heartfelt thanks to the staff of Annapolis Royal Nursing Home, as well as Dr. Ken Buchholz and Dr. Roy Harding.

Mom, you will always be remembered for your beautiful smile. May you fly high with the angels sweet lady. Share a memory or leave a condolence at www.Jaynesfuneralhome.com

Services

  • Evening Visitation

    Tuesday, 9 March , 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, 10 March , 2021

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Norman Lockyer

9 April 2021

Kevin,
Sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Go forward with the strength of her great memory.
Norman Lockyer

Margaret Reid

15 March 2021

So so sorry to hear this news. Thinking of the family at this time of great loss

Bernice Van Buskirk

13 March 2021

Proper words will not come to me; actually come to think of it there are none.
Just know Delbert and I care deeply and hope and pray as the days go by the pain of your great loss will lessen.
Like so many others I have known Joan all my life.
The only good thing about her passing is her suffering is over.
Love to all the family,
Delbert and Bernice

Eleanor Gidney

11 March 2021

So sorry to hear of Joan's passing. She was a lovely lady and always enjoyed working with her at our church fund-raisers. Sincere sympathy to all the family.

MURRAY MARSHALL

11 March 2021

Sorry to hear of Joan's passing. Sending along our sympathy to the family.
Murray and Shirley Marshall

Kris Herron

10 March 2021

She was such an elegant lady!. Her love and compassion are legendary! So glad, Jennifer, that you got to hug her! She will be profoundly missed by those of us who had the pleasure of knowing her!! My thoughts and prayers are with you and those you love at this time!

Diane Skinner

10 March 2021

Saddened to hear of Joan's passing . I will always remember Joan for her wonderful personality and beautiful smile and earlier memories of Joan and Richard when they were just high school sweethearts at Digby Reginal High School.
Deepest Sympathy Diane and John

Sandra McDermott

9 March 2021

Kevin, Bill told me that your Mom had passed away, so sorry for your loss, please accept my sincere condolences to you and your family. Joan was a lovely lady who I remember always smiling, she was a very good friend to Jean Adshade. I’m glad I bumped into you a little while back in Digby when I was visiting the kids. Keep your memories of your Mom alive through all the stories I’m sure you can tell. God Bless, Sandy

Beve and Robert Cottreau

9 March 2021

Dear Kevin, Kent and Jennifer
Your Mom was such a wonderful lady who welcomed everyone with her beautiful smile and caring ways. She will be so missed by all who were fortunate to know her.
Will always remember our talks at Sunday Socials - the grandchildren were most often the topic that lasted through many a cup of tea and coffee!
Pleas know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and all the family.

Beve and Robert Cottreau

David & Helen Cosman

9 March 2021

Our sincere condolences to all the family on Joan's passing. She will be deeply missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

David & Helen

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