Joan Perry

Obituary of Joan Perry

Joan passed away peacefully while at Queensway Carleton Hospital (QCH) surrounded by her 4 children; now joins her faithful husband and best friend of 62 years, Ron; survived by her twin daughters, Patricia and Ann, who have always been by her side in life and adventure, as well as her sons, David (Michelle) of Ottawa, Bruce (Monique) and granddaughters Chelsea and Ashley of PEI, many nieces, nephews and godchildren; predeceased by her parents William and Mary Griffith, her colourful brothers and sisters: Paul, Margie, Patrick, Jack, Sholly, Gordie, Billy, Jeanne, Steve, Dave and Tony.  Born and raised in Saint John, NB, graduated from St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing in 1952; once a nurse always a nurse and the family moved to Ottawa in 1971; never lost her Maritime friendliness or wit; never met a stranger; a good friend to many and a seat at the kitchen table was always ready; was an active member of St. John the Apostle parish, the Catholic Women’s League and enjoyed a game of scat, euchre, crib and pass the ace but could never get that 1 rule straight; the casino and instant scratch tickets.  Special thanks to the amazing staff at QCH.  Respecting Mom’s wishes, cremation and a private inurnment, lead by Father Lindsay Harrison, has already taken place.  Donations to St John the Apostle Catholic Church or the QCH foundation would be appreciated. Online condolences may be made at

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