Joan Marina Cox

Cox, Joan Marina – Age 80, Halifax, passed away peacefully, at the home of her daughter, in Kingston, on August 10, 2016. Born in Stewiacke, she was a beloved daughter of the late Ralph and Edith (Bamford) Cox.

Joan attended Queen Elizabeth High School, after which she enjoyed a lifelong career as a customer service representative with Bank of Montreal. Her customers were as important to her as she was to them when she finally retired in 2013 from the branch at Spring Garden and Queen.

She loved to travel, whether it was overseas, trips south, or special week-end sister trips. She made every trip an experience and every experience was a joy. Her grandsons were her pride and joy. She celebrated their achievements, attended their sporting activities, and looked forward to being with them at Christmas. She loved Halifax and everything it had to offer. When she wasn’t golfing, skiing, or walking, she was enjoying life with her dear friends and family.

She was graceful, classy, and beautiful inside and out, and will be missed by her daughter, Kathleen (Stephen) Boates, Kingston; grandsons, Alex, Edmonton; Brian, San Francisco; John, Toronto; sisters, Patsy MacDonald, Glen Haven; Margaret Matheson, South Branch; brothers, Bill (Shirley), South Branch; Ralph (Judy), Trenton; John (Ellen), Hammonds Plains; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters, Kathleen Lorette and Judy Edwards; Kathleen Anne’s father, Robert “Bob” Brown.

Visitation will be Tuesday, 6-8 p.m., and funeral service will be Wednesday, at 1 p.m., both in St. James Anglican Church, Shubenacadie, Rev. Canon David Fletcher officiating. Burial will follow in Fort Ellis Cemetery. Family flowers only. Memorial donations to Canadian Cancer Society or Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Atlantic Division would be appreciated.

Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit.