Joan Allen McArdle

September 6, 1918 - November 23, 2017

Peacefully at Northumberland Hills Hospital, in her hundredth year, predeceased by her husband Laurence McArdle and her siblings Betty Harrison, Jean Garissere and Marjorie Forester-Paton; her parents were Jacques Garissere and Edna Brown of Maple Creek, Saskatchewan.  Joan will be sadly missed by her son Ian McArdle (Pam), her grand-daughters Lauren McArdle-Bailey (Morgan) and Lizzie McArdle (Dan), her much adored great-grandson Lochlan McArdle-Bailey, her niece Barbara Cressman and her nephew Gerald Harrison. Known for her bravery driving a Red Cross ambulance in war-torn Britain during WWII, her passion for all animals, in particular horses, and her years of dedication to Save the Children (Canada), Joan is best remembered as a passionate, loving, accomplished woman who inspired all who had the good fortune to know her.  Special heartfelt appreciation to Joan’s dedicated private care team and the staff at Northumberland Hills Hospital.

A Celebration of Her Life will be held in the MacCoubrey Funeral Home Reception Centre 30 King St. E., Cobourg, on December 2, from 1:00-3:00 p.m.  Donations to the Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation. Condolences received at

Celebration of Life
Saturday, December 2nd from 1 - 3 p.m.
MacCoubrey Funeral Home, Cobourg

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