Marlatt Funeral Home & Cremation Centre

615 Main Street East, Hamilton, ON


Joan Diane Murray

September 3, 1950March 22, 2020

In her 70th year, passed away peacefully at the Hamilton General Hospital on Sunday, March 22, 2020.

Predeceased by her parents Harry and Anne Stanton, and her sister Anne Watt. Survived by her loving husband, Jim, of 47 years, daughters Tricia (Mark) and Debbie (Jack), grandchildren Matthew, Evan, Logan, Gavin, and Aiden, her brother Bill (Marilyn) Stanton, and her sister-in-law Barbara Balonjan. Joan was an aunt to many nieces and nephews.

Honest and a straight shooter, Joan would always express her opinion even if it wasn’t popular, but she was usually right. Joan had a great sense of humor. Even in her final days, she enjoyed entertaining the doctors and nursing staff with her stories and jokes. She kept her sense of humor with her right until the end, and truly enjoyed making everyone around her laugh and smile.

Joan was an avid reader, she loved her books, especially historical fiction. For her entire life, she always encouraged people to read books. She wished that she had been able to work as a librarian so that she could help encourage young children to read more. Joan was thrilled that her daughter Debbie was constructing a “Little Free Library” in her honour, and now will be “In Memorium” to her – “Forjoan”. She will be dearly missed by all of her family and friends.

A private family service will be held. Donations, in her memory, may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Lung Association. www.marlattfhhamilton.com

"In Our Hearts and Never Forgotten”


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Joan Diane Murray

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Steffany Scott

April 1, 2020

Jim, Tricia, Debbie and Family

Thinking of all of you and sending love and hugs.

Take peace in wonderful memories as tears change to smiles and warm thoughts of Joan.

With Love - the Scott Family

Francis Chisholm

March 28, 2020

Condolences to the Murray Family - Rev Dr Francis Chisholm