Joan Gertrude Brookes
It is with sadness that the family announces the passing of Joan Brookes of Fredericton, NB, which occurred on March 8, 2020, at Frederick Hall, Shannex. She was the daughter of the late Reginald and Mildred (Sewell) Turner.
Joan was employed as an Executive Assistant to the Council of Maritime Premiers until her retirement. She enjoyed travels with Les and later with her best friend and sister, Marjorie Diggle. She shared a love of music with Les, who played with the Thomists orchestra, and was a past member of St. Paul’s United Church Choir. Joan had a kind and gentle spirit and will be missed by everyone who knew her.
Joan is survived by her nephews, David Diggle (Debbie) of Montreal and Phil Diggle (Nina) of Clifton Royal; many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, Les; sister, Marjorie Diggle; nephew, Ian Diggle.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Frederick Hall for the excellent care and compassion shown to Joan during her time there.
There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held from McAdam’s Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 1:00 pm with Rev. Richard Bowley officiating. Interment will take place in the Fredericton Rural Extension at a later date. For those who wish, donations in Joan’s memory can be made to the IWK.