Joan Barkhouse

Obituary of Joan Louise Barkhouse

Age 78, of Falmouth, formerly of Newport Corner, passed away peacefully in the Windsor Elms Village, on Monday September 13, 2021, with family by her side. Born on October 2, 1942, in Windsor, she was a daughter of the late Austin and Lottie (Wile) Peach. She and Ronnie married young and had five children that they were so proud of. After her youngest son started school, she went to work at Dykeland Lodge in the dietary department for many years, until a car accident prevented her from returning. She and Ronnie enjoyed many trips later in life, Nashville, Newfoundland, Missouri but their favourite was the month-long cross Canada trip to celebrate their 50th anniversary. She was a faithful wife for 61 years until Ronnie’s passing, a devoted mother and a wonderful Nannie to her grandchildren. Joan kept beautiful gardens, was always up for a day of shopping, her “Frenchy’s” finds usually were meant for her family, and she loved feeding her family who misses those delicious Christmas dinners. No one cooked a turkey like Mom. Dementia robbed our mother of her memories and life and we’re thankful she is no longer in its grasp. Joan is survived by sons, Danny (Sharon), Michael (Lisa), Murray (Atasha), daughter, Jennifer (Clyde) DeWolfe; daughter-in-law, Annette Barkhouse; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; brother, John (Rosanne) Peach; sisters, Betty Beckwith and Linda (Gordon) Boyd. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Ronnie (2020); son, Terry (2018); brother, Wayne (Doris) Peach; sister-in-law, Brenda (Roger) Simm; brother-in-law, Richard Beckwith. The family wishes to thank the Windsor Elms, especially the “angels in scrubs” of Meadowview, House 3, for their wonderful care and love they showed our Mom, especially throughout the pandemic. Arrangements have been entrusted to DeMont Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 419 Albert St., Windsor (902-798-8317), where a funeral service in keeping with COVID-19 protocols (after immediate family is seated there will be 25 seats available for extended family and public), will be held on Saturday, September 18 at 3:00 p.m., Rev. Garnet Parker officiating. Burial will immediately follow in Ste. Croix Cemetery, St. Croix. Family flowers only. Donations in memory of Joan may be made to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia (1-800-611-6345). Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.demontfamilyfuneralhome.ca
Saturday
18
September

Public Funeral Service with Limited Seating

3:00 pm
Saturday, September 18, 2021
DeMont Family Funeral Home Chapel
419 Albert Street
Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada

Burial

Ste. Croix Cemetery
Cemetery Rd
St. Croix, Nova Scotia, Canada