Joan  Smith

Obituary of Joan Marie Smith

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It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of our mom, Joan Smith, age 73, on April 24th, 2024 at the Halifax Infirmary with family by her side. Born in Halifax, mom was the daughter of the late Vivian and Kenneth Slaunwhite of Terence Bay. Mom spent 40 + years working at Maritime Life/Manulife, where she made many wonderful friends, in particular her dear friend Mary. Outside of work, mom loved to spend hours playing board games and cards with her granddaughters, who were her pride and joy! She also loved to read and enjoyed playing bingo at the Terence Bay Community Hall. Many happy memories were made with her Rummoli group as well as with friends at their camp in Stewiacke. Survived by her loving husband Freddie, of 53 years, as well as daughters, Dawn (Brian) Slaunwhite, Kelly (TJ) Gerrior, granddaughters, Makenzie Slaunwhite, Hayley and Payton Gerrior, she will be greatly missed. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 2 from 6-8 pm at TJ Tracey Funeral Home, 71 McQuade Lake Crescent. Family flowers only. Memorial donations can be made to Terence Bay Community Center.