Joan Fairfield
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Obituary of Joan Mowatt Fairfield

FAIRFIELD, Joan (nee Corbett): It is with sadness that we say goodbye to our mother, Joan Fairfield, who has passed away peacefully in her 98th year. Predeceased by husbands Robert Fairfield and Bob Tamblyn, and brothers Bruce and Paul, she is survived by her children Lesley (m. Raymond Peringer), Michael (m. Janet Yorke), Diana (m. Kenneth Abraham), and Tony (m. Kathryn Brock), and grandchildren Edward (m. Dominique Vuvan), Katherine and Isabel. Mom requested that there be no formal funeral service. Moving from Alberta with her family when she was young, she lived most of her life in Ontario, but always made it plain that part of her heart remained in Edmonton where she grew up, and where so many of her cousins and dear relatives remained. Throughout her adulthood, mom was a homemaker, mother, gardener, community volunteer, and joiner of causes, although her professional calling was as a librarian. In her 40s, she returned to school to study Library Sciences at the University of Toronto, and ultimately became Chief Librarian of the Markham Public Library system. Among her greatest enjoyments were listening to classical music, reading (not surprising for a librarian!), live theatre, and time spent with friends from her days in Toronto, Thornhill and Thornbury. We sincerely thank the staff of Extendicare Peterborough for their skilled and sensitive care of mom, and for letting us know about their affection for her, and appreciation for her sense of humour and sharp wit. Mom, be at peace. Thank you for everything. We love you.

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