With heavy hearts the family of Joan Purtill McQuoid (Buckley) announce her passing at Shannex Frederick Hall in Fredericton on Saturday, April 17, 2021. Born in Saint John on July 27, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Susannah (Purtill) (Buckley) and David Irvine Buckley. Joan was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, William (Bill) McQuoid in 2018.
She is survived by her brother Erve Buckley in Saint John, son Michael (Diane) of Kelowna; granddaughter Amanda of Loma Linda, CA; grandson Brant (Melissa) and great-grandchildren Will and Nora of Denver, CO. She is also survived by her daughter Heather (Paul) of Fredericton; grandchildren Matt (Sarah) and great-granddaughter Ahna of Fredericton; grandson Andy of Edmonton and granddaughter Viki (Stefan) of Winnipeg.
Joan was predeceased by her siblings Geraldine, Vincent, Raymond, Victor, Roberta, Marian, and Marjorie. She was trained as a medical transcriptionist and took great pride in her knowledge of medical terminology. She worked several years in the federal government after raising Michael and Heather.
Joan loved to be outside and enjoyed strolls through O’Dell Park observing nature with her friend Lambert. She had a great love of reading plus enjoyed her weekly games of Bingo and Auction 45’s at the Fredericton Legion where she was a lifelong member. She was always ready to compete on The Price is Right, Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy. As a resident of Shannex, she made many friends among the staff where she was known as being a prankster with a great sense of humour. She was always ready for a conversation about her children especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren whom she dearly loved.
Joan is also survived by many nieces and nephews and had a loving relationship with her special niece Jane Buckley as they shared many cups of tea, weekly mass and road trips over the years. Jane is an angel who graciously provided the family with emotional support and unconditional love.
This past year has been difficult for residents and staff of long-term care facilities and the love and compassion that was shown to our mother during this time was truly appreciated. A special thank you is extended to the dedicated staff (especially Laura Gallagher of FH and Caroline Giles McLaughlin of TH) plus the many exceptional staff at both Thomas Hall and Frederick Hall who always brought Mom black tea and cookies at 3 pm (sharp); continually filled her water bottle with ice from a "specific" refrigerator and took her to meetings and activities.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 am on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at Holy Family Church, Hanwell Road, Fredericton. Please note that social distancing and Covid restrictions will apply.
The service will be Live Streamed at the following link OnlineServices (stkateri.ca).
Our mother lived a good life and brought joy to many people. Kindly raise a cup of tea and thank your health care workers for their dedication and commitment in memory of her.
Mom may your bingo cards always bring you good luck, your card partners (in your own words) "know what the h*** they are doing": and your cup of black tea be "nanny hot".
Love you Forever…