REED, Joan Marie (Barber)

 It is with great sadness that we share that Joan Marie Reed (Barber) of Goderich formerly of Sault Ste Marie, Milton and Elora Ontario, passed away after a quick and unexpected battle with Cancer. She passed away peacefully on November 10, 2023 at Huron Hospice with family by her side at the young age of 61. To know Joan was to know what it is to be loved. Family was the most important thing to her and she would do anything for those around her near and far. Joan was a creative spirit who loved the outdoors and had just completed a 300 km bike trip with her husband Steve in Nova Scotia this past September. Joan often said her happy place was on a lake only accessible by canoe in the back country of Algonquin Park. Joan was the loved wife of Stephen Reed for 43 years. Cherished mother of Lindsey Peacocke (Sean) and Matthew Reed (Andrea). And beloved Nana to Cole and Brynn Peacocke. Joan was a dear daughter to Roma and the late George Barber. She will be deeply missed by her sisters Linda Matchim (Carl), Helen Barber (Brian) and late brother Robert (Lenora). As well as Ken and Norma Reed, Brian Reed (Debbie), Dale Reed (Niccette), Bonnie Jalak (Steve) and many dear nieces and nephews and friends. To carry on Joan’s passion for caring for others, in lieu of flowers, a donation in Joan’s name to the Huron Hospice would be appreciated by her family. Details can be found at A Celebration of Life will be held for close family in Algonquin Park as well as Sault Ste Marie, ON.  The family will notify loved ones regarding the details. Condolences may be forwarded through “We’ll love you forever and chips and dip will never be the same without you Joan.”

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