Passed peacefully away at St. Patrick’s Mercy Home on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, Joan Austin, age 97 years. Predeceased by her husband Ian; daughter Denise; and parents Frank and Elizabeth Barritt. Leaving to mourn and cherish her memory, her daughter Carol; her son Kevin (Karen); sisters: Mabel and Margaret; brothers: Jim and Frank; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Resting at Barrett’s Funeral Home, 328 Hamilton Avenue on Thursday, December 13, 2018 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. Funeral service will be held from West End Baptist Church on Friday, December 14, 2018 at 2 pm, with a reception to follow at the church. Interment will take place at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, flowers gratefully accepted of donations in Joan’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. To view the online memorial guest book or leave a message of condolence, please visit www.barretts.ca.