Suddenly on Saturday October 5, 2013 after complication with cancer at the General & Marine Hospital, Collingwood in her 82nd year.  Joan of Stayner, beloved wife of Neal Brown for over 58 years. Loving mother of Barry, Daniel and his wife Robyn and James Brown.  Cherished grandmother of Naomi and Meagan.  Dear sister-in-law of Mary (Richard Prosser), Helen (Claydon Plater) and Peggy (David Wilson).  Joan will also be missed by her nieces, nephews and many dear friends.  Joan had a long and rewarding career in nursing.  Her compassion and thoughtfulness touched the lives of all she met.  She will not be forgotten.  Friends will be received at the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home -Stayner Chapel, 7313 Highway 26, Stayner on Tuesday October 8, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  A Private Family Service with interment at Stayner Union Cemetery will be held. If desired, remembrances to the Collingwood General & Marine Hospital Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by Joan’s family.  For further information and to sign the Book of Memories, log on to

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