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A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home

217 Portland Street, Dartmouth, NS

OBITUARY

Joan Mary Weldon

June 2, 1935February 10, 2020
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JOAN MARY WELDON Passed away peacefully at her home in Dartmouth on Monday February 10, 2020. Joan is survived by her beloved husband of 64 years, Richard (Dick), her much-loved sons, Scott (Beverley Cassidy), Mark, and Joel (Carol Burns), and her devoted grandchildren, James, David, Kate and John. She will be deeply missed by her brother, Robert Devanney (Eunice), sister, Debbie Roberts (Barry), sister-in-law, Frances Weldon and many nephews and nieces. Joan also leaves behind many friends. Joan was predeceased by her parents, Robert and Elsie Devanney (née Rennie) her nephew, Robert Devanney, brothers-in-law, George Weldon and James Harrison and sister-in-law, Catherine Harrison. Born at home in Dartmouth on June 2, 1935, Joan lived in the city for her early years and moved with her family to Brookside as a teenager. She attended Queen Elizabeth High School and later secretarial college. It was while working at Registry of Deeds that Joan met Dick. Despite being called Doug (her previous boyfriend’s name) by Joan’s dad Robert for the majority of their courtship, Dick and Joan married in October of 1956. Joan loved to curl and was a long-time member of the Dartmouth Curling Club. She had a deep interest in and enthusiasm for politics. Joan supported Dick in his political career at the municipal and provincial level and was a committed member of and dedicated volunteer for the Progressive Conservative (and later, Conservative) party for many years. In addition, Joan was a faithful member of St. Luke’s Anglican Church, where she sang in the choir. Above all, Joan was devoted to her family. Her children and grandchildren were her deepest pride and joy. Among her happiest times were the summers spent at the family cottage in beautiful Glen Margaret, Nova Scotia with Dick and their children, where they enjoyed many visits from family and friends. In later years, she cherished the annual August visit to Glen Margaret of her four grandchildren. She will be forever in our hearts. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday February 18, 2020 at 11am in St. Luke’s Anglican Church, 9 Veterans Ave, Dartmouth, NS. A lunch will follow at noon in the church basement. All friends and family are invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Canadian cancer society or a charity of your choice. To view or place an online message of condolence please visit www.mattatallfuneralhome.com

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  • Funeral Service Tuesday, February 18, 2020

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Dean Powell

February 26, 2020

Dear Joel,

Robyn and I send our sincere condolences to you, Carol and your entire extended family. I sent a separate note via e-mail last week, but not sure if it was a valid address.

Sorry we weren't closer to pay our respects in person. Just wanted you to know we're thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.

All the best my friend,

Dean Powell
Omaha, NE

Robert Parker

February 18, 2020


Dear Dick
Sorry to learn of Joan's passing.
My condolences to you and Family
Sincerely, Bob and Phyllis Parker

robert harrison

February 17, 2020

I am so sad and sorry you guys...Aunt Joan....a Saint!!....60 odd years with Dick....and wrangling three boys!!!....My daughters know Great Aunt Joan : "Wow! She never forgets!!" and "Awww...how sweet!"....as annual Birthday cards and Xmas cards would arrive....My infrequent visits to Nova Scotia were lightend by Joan's "Well yer stayin for supper righr?...Its all ready?'...made to feel at home we managed to spirit she and Dick away a couple of times for lunch/dinner on me!! It took some advance planning.....Joan is a part of us out here in the West,,,She lives in our minds...and our hearts....Our lives enriched by knowing her!!!!!

Doris Corbin

February 17, 2020

On behalf of the Past Presidents of the Dartmouth Curling Club Women's Division, please accept our condolences.

Doris Corbin

February 17, 2020

One of Joan's favourite places was the Dartmouth Curling Club where as player and President of the Ladies Division, she made many friends and shared lots of fun times.

George & Jeanette Moody

February 16, 2020

Dick & Family, We were saddened to read of Joan's passing. Always enjoyed meeting you both at the various functions. We know you made many wonderful memories together. Sending our deepest sympathy.

Sincerely,
Jeanette & George Moody

Jed Woodill

February 16, 2020

Mr. Weldon, Scott, Mark and Joel,

Joan and I offer our deepest condolences to you all. We have you in our hearts and hope that you can find joy in the memories of Mrs. Weldon's well lived life.

Christina Toplack

February 16, 2020

Dear Scott, Beverley and the Weldon Family
We are so sorry to learn of your dear mother's passing. She sounds like a beautiful person who touched many lives through her community work and activities. Please know you are in our hearts, thoughts and prayers.
With love and deepest condolences,
Chris Toplack and Jacquie Roche

Dixon & Margie Smith

February 15, 2020

Dear Dick and family,

Sorry to hear of Joan’s passing.

May good memories bring you comfort.

Dixon & Margie Smith

Peggy Sherman

February 15, 2020

Hi Dick,

I am so sorry to hear of Joan's passing. Please accept my condolences on the loss of this wonderful lady.

Peggy Sherman
(formerly) Grant Thornton LLP

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