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Joan Baxter

Joan Eleanor Baxter (Gillespie)

Tuesday, November 8th, 1932 - Sunday, November 1st, 2020
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BAXTER, Joan Eleanor (nee Gillespie) – It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Joan Baxter on Sunday, November 1st, 2020, in her 88th year at the E.J. McQuigge Lodge Nursing Home. Daughter of the late Ralph and Viola Gillespie (nee Horton). Beloved wife to Joseph Kenneth Baxter. Loving mother to Susan DesRochers (Robert), Penny Baxter, Tina Scharley (Douglas), Jennifer Baxter, Paul Baxter, Christopher Baxter, and Peter Baxter. Predeceased by sisters Marjorie Bolton, Lillian Johnston, and Shirley Soble. Joan will be dearly missed by her 10 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, 1 great great granddaughter, and many nieces and nephews. In keeping with the family’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to BELLEVILLE FUNERAL HOME AND CHAPEL, 80 Highland Ave., Belleville (613) 968-5080. A private family graveside service will take place at the Belleville Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Alzheimer's Society of Canada would be greatly appreciated by the family. To share memories of Joan and for online condolences, please visit
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Cherie Porco

Posted at 05:37pm
You were a wonderful grandmother and also my godmother. I always admired you for having 7 kids of your own and still having so much love left over to foster other kids ❤
I spent many weekends with you and grandpa growing up, and I always enjoyed my time with you. I keep having this flashback to my 13th birthday, it was videotaped and you had a handful of silverware in your hand and you posed and said "Look at me, I'm the Statue of Liberty can't you see!" I remember that all the time in the 30 years since that day 💜
You will be greatly missed😭 You were mom's best friend.
I'm saddened you have left, but know you will be with your sisters wherever you are 💛
My condolences to you Grandpa, and to Mom, Penny Jennifer, Tina, Paul, Peter and Chris and to my cousins and the rest of the family. May she live on in our memories forevermore❤❤
RIP Grandma

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