Joan Marie Arcand

It is with hearts broken beyond measure that we announce the passing of Joan Marie Arcand on Fri., Nov. 10, 2017 at Providence Care in Kingston. She was 66.
She was the cherished wife and sweetheart for 46 wonderful years to Lyle. She was the loving mother and best friend to Kelly Calthorpe (Darryl), Ryan (Kim Smith), and Amanda Johnston (Wes); and the proud “Grandma” to Sarah, Garrett, Emma, Xavier, Avery, Emma-Jo, McKenna, Kyle, Logan, and Holly. Joan leaves behind her brothers, Doug (Gloria) and Patrick (Elaine); her sister, Wanda Sheldrick (Gary) and sister-in-law Elizabeth Pelkey; brothers-in-law Wayne Arcand (Nora Lea), Allan Arcand (CarolAnn); and sisters-in-law, Diane Arcand (Deborah Peck), Marilyn Panagapko (Gord), Marie Havekes (Bill), Caroline Wright (Randy), and Louise Beckinsale (Bob Volks). She was predeceased by her parents, Audrey and Cecil Pelkey; brothers Andrew and Bruce; sisters Linda and Laura; and brother-in-law David Beckinsale. “Aunt Joan” will be missed by her many, many nieces and nephews and their families.
Joan was our constant, our Northern star and our South Carolina sun who taught us how to love life, how to hold our loved ones close, and how to cherish the many beautiful memories that she has left behind.
Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held today (Wed., Nov. 15) at 11 am at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church (3 Briscoe St. in Amherstview), with a reception to follow in the parish hall.
Donations in memory of Joan may be made to Interval House Kingston or U.H.K.F. (Palliative Care at Providence Care).
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“You’ve never let me down, it’s like you don’t know how. Thank you for the life you’ve given me. Thank you for sharing all your love and dreams. Thank you.” – Johnny Reid