O’Brien, Joan – Passed away at her residence on Monday, January 20, 2014. Joan Audrey O’Brien (nee DeLand) of Markdale in her 78th year. Dear mother of Kathie and her husband Alan Ferris of Proton Station. Loving grandmother of Ryan and Janelle Ferris; Melissa O’Brien, Megan (Nathan Weatherall) and Justine (Ryan Boyce). Dear great-grandmother of Ben Weatherall and soon to be great-grandmother of Justine and Ryan’s baby. Sister of Gary DeLand (Jean) of Mississauga and sister-in-law of Beverly DeLand. Predeceased by son Michael O’Brien, parents William and Phyllis DeLand, brother Bill DeLand and sister Linda Hill. A Celebration of Joan’s Life will be held at Annesley United Church, Markdale, Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Visitation one hour prior to service. Spring interment of cremated remains in Markdale Cemetery. If desired, condolences for the family and donations to the M.S. Society may be arranged through the May Funeral Home, 63 Main St. E., Markdale ON N0C 1H0 at www.mayfh.ca or 519-986-3310.