Obituary of Joan Mary Harkness
HARKNESS, Joan Mary: Joan Harkness (nee Elvins) daughter of Robert and Marion, in her 88th year passed away peacefully on February 22, 2021. Beloved wife for 61 years to the late Bob and mother to Andrew (Karen) and Ian (Shirley and daughter Jenna). Joan is survived by her loving sister Barb and brother-in-law Joe (Polasek) and family, and late brother Wayne (Naomi) and family. Nana to Tyler (Alex), Laura, and Jocelyn and great-nana to Hudson, Levi and Sophia. Joan was retired, after many years in the teaching profession. She spent much of her free time and retirement dedicated to the Cub Scout movement, Barton Stone United Church, supporting Wesley Urban Ministries, cooking, painting and traveling the world with Bob. It didn’t matter what event, adventure or discovery of nature Joan was a part of, she always needed her picture or it never happened. A celebration of life will be held at Barton Stone United Church, 21 Stone Church Road West (at Upper James), Hamilton at a post-Covid future date. Donations can be made in memory of Joan to Barton Stone United Church.