Passed away surrounded by her family at the Residential Hospice of Grey Bruce, Owen Sound on Friday, October 24th, 2014, in her 81st year. Rhoda Joan Kierstead (nee Dobson) was born in Campbellton, New Brunswick and moved to Durham in 1955. Beloved wife of the late Edwin Kierstead. Loving mother of David Kierstead and his wife Joyce of RR#3 Hanover and Nancy and her husband Bruce Ertel of Kitchener. Cherished grandmother of Melanie Weese, Jeffrey Kierstead and his wife Angela, Scott Ertel and Shawn Ertel. Great-grandmother of Abbigail, Regan, Nicholas and Brandon. Dear sister of Lorna Johnson. Predeceased by 3 brothers and 1 sister. Friends may call at the McCulloch-Watson Funeral Home, Durham on Tuesday, October 28th from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. A celebration of Joan’s life will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday afternoon at 1 o’clock. Interment of cremated remains at Durham Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Residential Hospice of Grey Bruce would be appreciated by the family.

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