Margaret Joan Crosby, born October 26, 1936, passed away peacefully on May 13, 2022, at Andy's House Hospice in Port Carling with her children David Crosby and Lisa Martin by her side. Joan was the beloved daughter of Jack and Grace Martin (both predeceased); cherished sister to Marjorie Hayes (predeceased), Don Martin, Doug Martin (predeceased) and Robert Martin; treasured grandmother to Chris Martin and Hailey Martin; sweet great grandma to Hayden, Brodie, Hunter and Ellie; and dear aunt to five nieces and four nephews.
Joan's greatest loves were family, friends, and travel. In addition to her family, she will be missed by the many friends she made in her multiple bridge groups, the Kinette club of Bracebridge, Canadian Calorie Counters (for which she was a former National President) and the Canadian Cancer Society (where she performed volunteer work for several years). Joan was delighted to travel to many places in her 85 years including England, Scotland, Hawaii, Bahamas, Jamaica, Curacao and several trips to western Canada. She often said how fortunate she was to do many wonderful things that she never could have imagined as a little girl in Coe Hill, Ontario.
Joan leaves a legacy of love, kindness and caring. As one small example, a family of groundhogs lived under her back deck. While many people would have called an exterminator, Joan gave the groundhogs names and looked forward to the emergence of a new set of baby groundhogs each spring.
During countless winters Joan jokingly said she couldn't die until spring when the dandelions came up so she would have flowers at her funeral. As dandelions appear in our yards this year, let's view them as a reminder of the full life Joan lived and the wonderful ways she touched us all.
Visitation will take place at Reynolds Funeral Home in Bracebridge on Saturday, May 21, from 6:00-8:00pm. A memorial service will be held at Reynolds Funeral Home on Sunday, May 22, at 11:00am with a reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Joan's honour to Hospice Muskoka Andy's House or the Canadian Cancer Society will be appreciated.
Messages of condolence and memories can be shared at www.reynoldsfuneral.com.