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Joan Kathryn Parks


Joan Kathryn Parks

Joan Kathryn Parks, daughter of the late Charles Frederick Parks and Helen (Dunn) Parks, passed away at Lincourt Manor, St. Stephen, NB, on Monday, August 8, 2016 after a long illness.

She was dearly loved by family members: Peter F. Austin (Audrey) of Ottawa, ON, Deborah J Burcham (Terry Bunker) of Fredericton, NB, David F. Gutteridge of Ottawa, ON., George A Benson (Maureen) of Ottawa, ON, Elizabeth Simpson (Rob Fisher) of Perth ON, Joshua Burcham (Laurie) of Valley, NS, Lucretia Simpson of Ottawa, ON, David Simpson of Calgary, AB, Benjamin Burcham of Valley, NS, Nicholas Burcham of Valley, NS and Alexander Burcham of Valley, NS.

Joan was born on May 12, 1932 in St. Stephen, NB, graduated from St. Stephen High School and attended Horton Academy in Wolfville, NS for a year. She then went on to become a registered nurse, training at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal. Joan worked as an RN at the Charlotte County Hospital in St. Stephen for more than 30 years. After she retired she became a volunteer at Lincourt Manor and served on their Board of Directors for a time. She also volunteered with Hospice of Charlotte County. Joan was a member and strong supporter of Christ Church Anglican Church in St. Stephen, as well as its ACW (Anglican Church Women) group and Bethany. Joan spent her life caring for others and helping people in many ways.

She will be missed by her many friends and former co-workers.

Funeral service will be held from the Christ Anglican Church, 30 Prince William Street St. Stephen, NB on Wednesday August 17, 2016 at 2 PM.

Visiting hours will be held at The S. O. Mehan & Son Funeral Home Ltd., 23 Main Street, St. Stephen, NB. on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM.

Interment in St. Stephen Rural Cemetery, St. Stephen, NB In lieu of flowers, remembrances to Christ Church Anglican Church, Lincourt Manor Inc., or charity of one's choice would be appreciated.

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