DEARSTONE, JOAN ALICE (CURRAN)
August 27, 1945- March 7, 2017
Joan passed away peacefully on March 7, 2017 at the age of 71, at the Otsego Memorial Hospital, Gaylord, Michigan. Born in Vankleek Hill, ON to the late Elsie & Stuart Curran.Resided in Leamington, ON until she married Keith Dearstone in 2011 and moved to Atlanta Michigan. Joan retired from the Essex County School Board after 30 plus years of teaching, and was a member of the Federation of Women Teacher’s Association of Ontario. Joan enjoyed cooking, gardening, reading and sewing and was a member of the Thunder Bay Quilting Guild. She is survived by her husband, Keith, Atlanta Michigan; sons, James (Lorhae Thompson) Meek of Calgary; David (Josie) Meek of Leamington ON; Gord (Ashley) Meek of Saskatchewan; daughter, Sherie (Craig) Stephenson of Texas; stepson, Mark (Joy) Dearstone of Michigan; stepdaughter, Jodi (Craig) Parsons of Michigan; 12 grandchildren; sister, Doris (Dave Gray) Curran of Blyth, ON; uncle, Tom Curran of Williamstown, ON; niece, nephews and cousins.
I’d like the memory of me to be a happy one,
I’d like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done.
I’d like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways,
Of happy times and laughing times
And bright and sunny days.
I’d like the tears of those who grieve,
To dry before the sun
Of happy memories that I leave
When life is done.
Sadly missed by your family!