CHANDLER; Joan Louise – Liverpool
The family of Joan Chandler is deeply saddened by her passing on Sunday, January 3, 2016 at the age of 82. Joan leaves her beloved husband, David, her three children: Debra (Geoff Foulds), Kelly (Randy Blair) and Craig (Lesley Hinton) and her seven grandchildren, Drew and Ben Blair, Hannah and Devlin Foulds, and Reden, Caleb and Phebe Chandler. She will be sorely missed by her sister Janet (Ronald Maddigan), her cousins, nieces and nephews, and her many friends.
Joan was born in Bridgewater to Max and Olive (Publicover) Haughan. Her family moved to Liverpool in Grade 7, where Joan met David. They celebrated 59 years of marriage in October 2015.
For over 50 years she volunteered with numerous organizations and causes, including managing the Heart & Stroke campaign for Queens County for 10 years.
Music was an important part of Joan’s life. She loved to play the piano, and she sang in the Zion United Church choir, in several Winds of Change productions, and other events. She was an avid sports fan, following her favourites in baseball, curling and tennis. Joan and David loved to travel, and she and David made numerous trips to Europe over the years, making many close friends along the way.
Joan was a woman of great heart, who touched many lives with her love, laughter, and no-nonsense approach.
Visitation will be Wednesday, January 6, 2016 from 7–9 pm and funeral service will be held at 2 pm on Thursday, January 7, 2016 both in Chandlers’ Funeral Chapel, 91 Union Street, Liverpool. Lay Minister Peter Anthony officiating. Graveside service and celebration to follow during the summer. No flowers by request, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Diabetes Association or the Queens General Hospital Foundation. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com. Special thanks to Dr. Tim Woodford and caregiver Trisha Doucette, for exceptional care and attention through a difficult time.
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I am so saddened to read this news. I cannot remember a time when I didn’t know Joan….from “Mrs. Chandler” when she was helping us practice vocal solos for the Queens County Music Festival, to “Joan” when we stood near each other in Maddie’s choir at Zion United Church. Oh, the things she used to mutter under her breath at choir, and how she would make us laugh!! I know her passing is a tremendous loss to all of you. David, and family, please accept very sincere sympathies from both Jim and I on the loss of your wife, Mom and grandmother. I know you have many, many memories to help carry you through in this very sad time.
Jim and Liz Fraelic
David and Family
Sorry to read of Joan’s passing. Will be thinking of you all in the days ahead
Dave,Debra, Kelly Craig and family’s
We are sadened to hear of your mom’s passing.Our thoughts & prayers are with you.
She was a great lady. She will be missed.
Robert & Sally Fader
Dear David, Debra, Kelly & Craig:
Our most sincere condolences to you all at this very difficult time. Have known Joan for many years and always enjoyed chatting with her. She was a great person and full of fun. She was in the choir for many years and I always loved her beautiful voice.
Our thoughts & prayers are with you all.
Murray & Myrna Wigglesworth
We were very surprised and saddened to see Joan’s passing. She and David were good friends of my Mom and Dad for many years. Our sincerest condolences to the entire family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during these difficult times.
John and Donna Murray
David and family, Joan will be remembered by many as a spunky, spirited and kind woman. She was a caring wife and loving mother. Our sincere condolences.
John & Peggy Whynot
Dear David & Family:
We are surprised & saddened to hear of Joan”s passing. Please know we are thinking of all of you with heartfelt sympathy at this very sad and difficult time.
Gordon and Jackie Eisnor
David and family: Saddened to hear of Joan’s passing.Sincere condolences to you,Debra,Kelly,Craig and your famalies
Ron & Barb Campbell
David and Family,
We are saddened to hear of Joan’s passing. Our thoughts are with you in this time of great sadness.
So sorry to hear of Joan’s passing. She was a wonderful lady – always stopping to chat whenever I saw her. My thought and prayers are with you all (David, Debra, Kelly, Craig and Janet)….. Donna
To David and Family
Sorry to hear of Joans’ passing, My thoughts are with you, keep her memories close as they will help you through this difficult time..
Steven and Lin Thies
Dear David, Deborah, Kelly, Craig and families,
So sad to think we started off as neighbours across Main Street.
Such good friends of the Thies family, you must see the slide photos Jim took,
they are chronological, ha.
I recall she was in bed with Terry Hurrell in a unforgettable performance Fiddler on the Roof.
Joan did not enjoy many Mersey Band road trips even with David and later Craig at every concert and parade.
That’s the fun we had.
Dear David and family:
I was so sorry to learn of Joan’s passing. I have fond memories of Joan in the church choir; her beautiful, clear soprano voice was so much appreciated by all of us. I know she will be greatly missed by all who knew her but especially by her family. Try to remember the good times, it does help.
Please accept my deepest sympathy,
Sherri and Walter Miller
David,Debra Kelly and Craig,we were so sorry to hear of Joan’s passing,such a great lady and friend,She will be missed by so many people.She always had time to stop and have a chat when ever we met her,our condolences to you all at this very sad time.Keep her memories close,it will help you get through the hard times.
Dennis & Sherri Harrington
To The Family,
Sending our most sincere condolences to all of the family.
It is never a right time to lose a spouse, mother and grandmother.I know as I’ve been there.You have many wonderful memories of Joan.I didn’t know her very well, but always enjoyed chatting with her when we’d meet.May God grant you the strength to get through this difficult time.
David and Family
I was very saddened to read of Joan’s passing. Joan was a lovely person and I always enjoyed a talk with her whenever we met. My sympathies go out to you during this difficult time…take care.
Jim & Greta Laws
Our sincere sympathy to David & family and Janet & Ron & family. I do remember Joan back in the days of the Queens County Music festivals. May God comfort you all and give you strength and peace throughout these difficult times.
I am so sorry to hear of Joan’s passing! So many “Laughs” with the “Winds of Change”!! Now that is a “Memory” I will never forget! “Sit Down You’re Rockin The Boat”!!! One “Great Lady”!! She will be missed by not just her “Family ” but also the other “Family’s” that adopted her over the years. Not sure where she got her wit from but she certainly spread it to everyone! Celebrate her Life! There was really only one Joan!!
Sylvia (Ward) Langille
David, Debra, Kelly, Craig & families,
So sorry to hear about Joan! She was a wonderful lady! Take care and God bless!
Sylvia & Mike
Peggy & Francis Payzant
Dear David & Families,
I Was So Saddened To Hear Of Joan’s Passing. Joan Had To be One Of The Kindest Ladies I Have Ever Met. I’ve Known Joan For A Great Number Of Years And Always Remembered Her Wittiness And The Love She Had For Her Family. God Must Have Needed A Very Special Angel Because He Couldn’t Have Picked A More Special Person To Be His Angel. Joan Has Now Earned Her Golden Wings And Well Deserved They Are. Always Remember the Happy And Most Special Person That She Was And Keep them Close To Your Heart. These Memories Will Get You Through Some Most Difficult Times . God Bless You All!!!
Peggy & Francis Payzant.
Dear Kelly, Randy, Drew, Ben and family,
So sorry to read about Kelly’s Mom passing. Our condolences are sent to you at this sad time. Take care of each other and keep those special memories of your Mom close in your heart.
You are in our thoughts.
Margaret and Ed Davidson
Holly and Philip Smith
David and Family,
Please accept our deepest sympathy in your loss. Joan was a wonderful lady; such an asset to the community in so many ways, and such a great wife, mother and grandmother. We will miss her beautiful smile. Thinking of you all in this saddest of times.
Cordelia, Nadia, and Randy Jaggernathsingh
Mr. Chandler, Debra, Kelly, and Craig:
We were so saddened to hear the news. We are all thinking about you at this time.
The three of us will certainly attend the graveside service in the summer, when we will
be back in Liverpool. Her sense of humor will always be in our loving memories of Mrs. Chandler.
Donna and Mike West
Mr Chandler, Kelly, Debra, Craig and families,
So sorry to hear of your loss. Our deepest condolences to you and your familes. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. May the wonderful memories you have of Joan, help to comfort you in the days ahead.
Lowell & Roberta Henderson
David: So sorry to hear of Joan`s passing from Glen Demond and Elwood.. We remember a very gracious lady, who was a privilege to know as a result of our amicable. business connection. Although we were often tardy with our annual exchange of Christmas greetings, it was one we hoped would continue. Our sincere condolences to you, dear David, and your extended family.
Lowell & Roberta Henderson
David, Debra, Kelly & Craig,
I am so sorry to hear of Joan’s passing. Knowing Joan for most of my life, my most vivid memory is us little girls crowding in her front room to practice our solo for Festival.
She was always glad to catch up when we’d meet and her dry sense of humour and observations always made me laugh.
Sincere condolences to you all.
Shirley & Paul Shot
Dear Chandler family: Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. May the peace that comes from the memories of love shared, comfort you now and in the days ahead. You are in our prayers.
Wendy (Smith) MacAdams
David, Debra, Kelly, Craig & families
So sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts at this difficult time. Take care of each other.
David and Family,
I am so sorry to read of Joan’s death. It seems inconceivable that such a vibrant soul won’t walk among us or fill a room with body-shaking laugh.
I will fondly remember our decades of laughter during the ACNA and Bowater era.
Her legacy is one of smiles and fun and caring about others.
I would like to extend my sincere sympathy to the family of Joan Chandler. May you find some comfort in the caring works and deeds of those around you at this difficult time.
With Sincerest Condolences,
Sterling Belliveau, MLA
Karen Crouse and Lloyd Skinner
To David, Debra, Kelly Craig and your families:
Seeing the news that Joan has passed has brought back a lot of memories of various associations where our paths crossed. She was one of the first people I met when moving to Liverpool in 1963. I will never forget her blue metallic eye shadow.
Our deepest sympathy to all of you at this most difficult time.
Karen and Lloyd
Jeff and Shelly West
David and Family,
So very sorry to hear of Joan’s passing. You are in our thoughts at this difficult time.
Casey and family:
Very sorry to learn of the loss of your Joan.
In our school days she was a strong role model.
This strength of character continued on display as a Lady in our community.
I will remember her with great fondness.
A particular standout memory will be of joining with her in the choir,
marveling in that clear strong voice.
May the memories you have accumulated over the years see you through . . .
Charlotte (Leaman) Horwich
Dear David :
Sad news to read of Joan’s passing. As so many other friends I have fond memories of Joan. Especially being hesitant to stand beside her in Glee Club with her beautiful voice and mine not at all. May you find the strength needed to remember the good times and the love shared with Joan. My sincere condolences to you and your family.
Terri Longmire (Huskins)
Craig, Lesley and family:
So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. My thoughts and condolences are with you at this very sad time.
Jane and Roy Payzant
David and family,
We are so sorry Joan was such a nice person and will be missed by all those who knew her.Our prayers are with you.
Jane and Roy
Tony & Janice Sampson
Kelly and Family
I was saddened to hear of your mom passing. She was a fine woman and I remember her fondly.
Please accept our condolences and know that we are thinking of you.
Tony & Janice
Nina & Doug
David, we were so sorry to hear of Joan’s sudden passing. Sincere condolances to you and all Joan’s family.
Ruth St Germaine
So sorry to read of Joan’s passing. I have many fond memories of her from our Liverpool days.
So sorry to read in today’s paper of your wife’s passing.
Our thoughts are with you.
Ed Getson and the guys of Senior Mens Curling, Glooscap Curling Club
Dear David and family:
I was very sorry to learn yesterday of Joan’s passing. Although I had only met Joan a few times, we had a number of short
phone conversations, at times when I phoned for you, and found her to be a wonderful family person, as well as her
extensive community sharing.
Thanks ,David for sharing about Joan and your family, with our retirement fellows (Bowater-CN-Can Keyes) at our Spring and Fall luncheon each year at Chester.
My sincere condolence and prayers are with you all at this time.
Dirk and Donna Larooi
Our sincere sympathy to David and family. Remembering Joan from our brief time with the choir at Zion United.
Dirk and Donna Larooi
I am so terribly sorry to hear this. My deepest sympathy to all the family. She was a great lady.
Dear Debra and Family,
Please know our thoughts are with you as you face this very difficult time.
lea & bill
Cathy & Rollie Wentzell
Mr. Chandler, Debra, Kelly, Craig, and Families,
We are very saddened to hear of Joan’s passing.
Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
Cathy & Rollie
Dear Debra and family,
My heartfelt sympathy at this sad and difficult time…there are no easy words of comfort for the loss of your mom. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Our sincere condolences to the Chandler Family in the loss of Joan. She was a good friend to our Family and particularily to my Mom.
I think her voice will always be remembered. It was the “wake up call” in Zion United !
Our families thoughts are with you
Barbara Cooke Meredith
Dear David and Family, I was surprised and very sorry to hear about Joan’s passing. It brings memories of our school days together with music festivals, and bike rides. Her Dad would always send us out with chocolate milk. She was good at climbing trees, too! Remember her great spirit as I do.
Sincere condolences to all of you.
David I am so sorry to hear of Joan’s passing. I always enjoyed her down to earth attitude and her genuine humour. My thoughts are with you at this time
Rosalee & Allan
Dear Dad C., Debra & Geoff, Kelly & Randy and Craig & Leslie and beautiful families
Allan and I share your sorrow and will miss Mum C. immeasurably. She will always continue to shine her beautiful unique light in our music and memories, heart and home. Thank you for creating such a lovely tribute slide show. You are a precious family. We love you.
Rosalee & Allan,
Mosher, Luke & Lauren
Dear Deb and family members,
I am so sorry to read about your dear mother’s passing. I remember well the many wonderful stories you told me about her around 35 years ago when you were my piano student at Mount A. You invited me to come to Liverpool to your home where I met this dynamic woman, this amazing mover and shaker in your community, who was knitting up a storm at that time! She was obviously a huge figure of positive, loving influence in your lives.
We send you our sincerest condolences and blessings,
Janet Hammock & Marilyn Lerch
Nancy Cameron Leach
I was so saddened to read about Joan’s passing. Mrs. Chandler was a wonderful lady – she taught me my first solo for the festival – I am sure her musical legacy will live on in Liverpool. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Nancy Cameron Leach
It is important to know that we need to celebrate life, expecially when one is to be celebrated! The Haughan family is small but very special! My father Frank and my Uncle Glen loved family…. And I can see that Joan’s family loved her. What a beautiful tribute for a beautiful lady! Hugs from Pictou County. -Andrea and Lisa Haughan, Frank and Patsy’s Daughters
Norma Strum/Nathan Rechnitzer
Our deepest condolence on Joan’s passing. Mrs Blair, Nathan loved you and Henry as a teacher. We are all very saddened to hear of your loss –
Stephen & JoAnn Parnell
Kelly and Family,
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Steve & JoAnn Parnell
David , Debra, Kelly, Craig and families:
I have fond memories of Mrs. Chandler teaching us to sing our solos in the music festival and then of Joan visiting me at the store. I always enjoyed a laugh with her or got some sage advice. She was a treasure. My heart felt sympathy goes out to you.
My sincere condolences to you, David, and your family. We had such great times together when newspaper events were family affairs and the Bowater gang were also family representatives. You were both such warm representatives of the company and yourselves.
Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
David, Debra, Kelly & Craig;
I have so many memories of Joan, especially through the Winds of Change. She had so much talent and could make you laugh at any time. Every loss of a family member or friend is equally difficult, but some more so than others. I share your tears and heartache at this time, but like you I will keep Joan in my heart by remembering her love of life and sense of humor. She will be missed by us all. Prayers and sympathies to all of you at this time. Much love!!! CarolAnn
Peggy Simpkin (nee Haughan)
We are very sorry to hear of Joan’s passing. I remember her at family gatherings as a fun, smiling lady. I am Glen’s daughter and remember Max, Grandpa Haughan’s brother, as a smaller version of my Grandfather. My father passed away January 17, 2012. We miss him very much. I know that Joan could not make the funeral but wished she could. Mom is in a long term care facility with Alzheimer’s, but I will try to make it down. If we cannot make it please know our hearts are with you at this time.
Bruce Edith [Hyde] Saunders.
Dear David and Family.
We are saddened by the Passing of our good friend Joan.Have always kept in touch since school days..
She was a wonderful lady,and will never forget our musical festivals,and church choir events.
She will be sorely missed by all.
May the great memories you have of her sustain you.
With Heartfelt Sympathy.
Bruce & Edith Saunders.
Dear David,Debra,Kelly,Craig & Family,
I am very sad to hear of Joan’s passing. Joan was one of my favourite people- so ” down to earth”, full of wit and fun. What wonderful memories she has left for so many. Please accept my deepest sympathy and know you are in my thoughts at this sad time.
Duncan & Goretti MacIsaac
David and Family,
Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of Joan . Her wit and love of life was second to none. She will be sadly missed by those privileged enough to have known her. Our prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Dunc& Goretti MacIsaac
Doug & Mitzie Kent
Dear David and Family,
What a wonderful tribute that clearly shows Joan has lived her time here well. A Huge blessing is using our time well and sharing it with those we love. I hope each of you find comfort and peace as you look to the stars at night and the sun at daylight through these difficult times ahead…..
Doug & Mitzie Kent
David, Debra, Kelly, Craig and Family,
I’m very sorry to hear of Joan’s passing. My heart goes out to you all. She was so smart and witty and fearless, always calling a spade a spade. I remember being caught pulling pranks as a kid and realizing it was going to be impossible to pull the wool over her eyes..A very special lady and family friend who will be missed.
I remember many a summer spent visiting my brother Don at Hunt’s Point and how gracious and friendly Joan was and also the boat trips out to explore the islands offshore. What a great person she was . My deepest sympathies to you Dave and the rest of your family.
I am thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. Please accept my sincere condolence and
Leon & Norma Robertson
We are so sorry to Hear of Joan’s passing. She sang at our wedding. Such a Beautiful voice and always will remember her.
RIP Joan. Our condolences to all the family.
Leon & Norma
Barry and Janice Rofihe
Always a smile,she will be missed ,David and family our sincere thoughts. Barry and Jan
My sympathies to David and family.
I was so sorry to hear of Joan’s passing. She was a very kind and welcoming person. She will be missed. I am going to Ottawa tomorrow to see Ressa, Rebecca and my Dad . I am sorry that I won’t be able to attend the funeral. I will come for a visit later in the winter.
Ginny and Claude
Ann and Yvon Robichaud
Dear Kelly and Family,
So sorry to learn of the passing of your Mom. I know how you feel. Thinking of you, Randy and all of your family as you journey through these difficult days. May God grant you peace and strength.
Ann and Yvon
Mike and Tanya Milosevich
Our sympathies to David and family.
So little one can say or do, may it help to know that others care and know your pain. May the good Lord bless you and your family and give you comfort during this time of loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.
Dear David and Family:
I am saddened to hear of Joan’s death. I remember when she and Janet lived next door to Anna and I. Her great
voice added much to the United Church Choir over the years as well as other musical events. My thoughts and prayers
are with you all at his time.
Kurt and Anne Sarty
David and family,
We are so very sorry for your loss. Joan was a lovely person who will be missed by her family as well those who had the opportunity to know her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.
Butch and Loretta Cook
Dear David and family – our sincere condolences to you. Joan was obviously loved and appreciated by not only her own family but members of the community. She shared loads of talent – we are so thankful for Joan.
Brian and Sheila Burns
We were so sad to learn of Joan’s passing. We only met on few occasions when Joan and David travelled to England. From the very first meeting we had an instant rapport with this wonderful lady. She was so considerate and full of fun, we had quite a few laughs when she was over here. Although we did not see her on a regular basis she was always in our thoughts. A fantastic person. All our sympathies to you David and your family.
Mary Beth Lantz-McFadden
Dear David,Debra,Kelly and Craig,
We are very saddened to know of Joan’s passing. I like to believe that she and my mom are having a good giggle together in a better place. Thinking of you all, love MaryBeth and Brian
Homer C. Noble
I am so sorry that I only heard today of Joan’s passing, for I would have come to her funeral to express my affection and admiration for this lovely woman, wife and mother. I have so many happy, happy memories of sharing wonderful times and
interests, mostly music, her incredible children, church activities with Joan and David. I extend to you all my most heartfelt sympathy and send my warmest best wishes for you as you start your new life without Joan. God bless you all.
barb and tom moffatt
David and family Sincere condolences on your loss.Joan was such a great lady and a friend to all.She will be truly missed by all who knew her. Tom and Barb Moffatt
Sorry to hear the sad news. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
Al MacIntyre Lunenburg
Very sad to learn of Joan’s passing. When I lived in Liverpool I always enjoyed her visits to the shop where I worked. My thoughts are with all of you at this very sad time.
David and family
I am so sorry to hear of Joan’s passing. My deepest condolences in this difficult time. I always enjoyed hearing her play while I readied the cottages. She Will be greatly missed.
Bruce and Edith Dauphinee
David and Family,
So sorry for your loss. Sending our sincere condolences to you all.
Ronnie and Barbara Burns
Sending our deepest sympathy to the Chandler family on the loss of this lovely lady.
I was so sad to hear of Joan’s passing. I have very fond memories of Joan. I really don’t remember a time I did not know her due to the friendship between my Mom and Dad and Joan and David. I did have the pleasure of singing in the church choir with her when I was living in Liverpool and enjoyed those times. A wonderful lady who will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Casey; Forgive me for being so late for getting in touch with you concerning your wonderful wife, Joan. I remember Joan From my childhood and adult life. She was a wonderful person, kind and always pleasant to meet on the street. Joan was so kind to me when Lee passed away. I will always remember those lovely casseroles she sent over to me. I know how you must be feeling and take heart and take care Casey. Things will get a little better as the days pass by. Next time I see you on the street Casey I will shake your hand and tell you in person how I feel. God Bless – Bob
Carolyn & George Parnell
Sending our sympathy to the family; our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
Andrea, Robert & Olivia Orr
So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you guys at this difficult time.
David and Family,
So sorry to hear about Joan. Such a wonderful friend of our family as far back as I can remember..and a devoted friend to my mother for well over 60 yrs! I remember her love for music but mostly I remember her love to laugh and to share her great sense of humor. Our thoughts are with you all during this sad time.
Vernon & Joyce Hawkes
So sorry to read of Joan’s passing. She was a very sweet lady.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
We are sorry to hear of Joan’s passing. I have great memories of Joan from my childhood days as she taught me voice lessons from her home. My Dad, Gilbert Whynot always praised the Chandler name in our household.We are thinking of you all today and the days that follow.
Whynot & Sprague family.
Mona, Roma and Brad.
Mitch and Suzanne
To the wonderful Chandler family,
We are so very sorry to learn of Joan’s death. We only met her a few times but felt as if we had always known her. Her spirit, humour and strong character lives on in her amazing children and grandchildren.
Our thoughts are with you all at this sad time.
Love Suzanne Schwenger and Mitch Bondy in Toronto