Joan Doreen Wort

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Wort, Joan Doreen – Age 90 of Upper Stewiacke, died peacefully at home on May 3, 2019. Born in West Hartlepool, England, she was a daughter of the late Herbert and Winifred (Gibson) Shepherd.

Joan was predeceased by her husband, Dr. A. John Wort (2007). She is survived by her sons, Jonathan (Rosemary) of Upper Stewiacke; and Andrew of Canning; grandchildren, John (Kaley) and Sarah, Gabrielle and Hèléne; great-granddaughters, Emma and Abby.

Joan emigrated from England to Toronto in 1968, moving to Waverley in 1970. She and John retired to Upper Stewiacke in 1995. Joan trained as a nurse at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle Upon Tyne, where she worked as a nurse in the children’s ward. She also worked for a time at the Halifax School for the Blind. Her primary focus was her family and home. Joan loved cooking, quilting and reading.

Cremation has taken place under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit. Funeral service will be held on Friday, May 10th at 2 p.m. in St. John’s Anglican Church, Truro. Family flowers only. If desired, memorial donations may be made to St. John’s Anglican Church Discretionary Fund or Riverside Cemetery, Upper Stewiacke.

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