Joan Beatrice Clark


- It is with great sadness that the family of Joan Beatrice Clark, wife of the late George K. Clark of Saint John, NB, announces her passing on Monday, January 16, 2023 at Bobby’s Hospice. Born on January 24, 1935, in Sydney, NS, she was the daughter of the late Dougald and Katherine (Coffey) MacDonald. Joan is survived by her five children: Jeannine of Woodstock; Vita Marie (Jonathan) Kipping of Saint John; George (Chris) of Rothesay; Dwayne (Woo-jeong) of Busan, South Korea; Donalda (Jeff) Gregory of Rothesay; eleven beloved grandchildren: Kyran, Jacob, Christina, Morgan, Julia, Joseph, Ellie, Aidan, George, Samuel, Charles. Joan is also survived by her sibling: sister Genevieve “Gen” (Duke) McInnis, as well as several in-laws, nieces, and nephews. Besides her husband George, Joan was predeceased by brothers; Fred MacDonald (the late Aileen), Harold “Lefty” MacDonald (the late Marg), Bruce MacDonald (the late Kay), and sisters; Dorothy Higgins (the late Thomas), and Marie Madison (the late Mike).

Joan will always be remembered for her quiet caring service to family, friends, and community; her beautiful artworks; enjoyment of learning, reading and travel; love of music as a long-time member of Sea Belles chorus; cheering on her Blue Jays baseball team; and care for her cat companion, Cheetah. A special thank you to all the dedicated health care professionals who cared for her over these past few years, including Dr. Alison Rodger, staff at the Saint John Regional Hospital 3A North, St. Joseph’s Hospital GEM unit, Bobby’s Hospice; and spiritual care from clergy of the Diocese of Saint John.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Brenan’s Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John, NB (634-7424). Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 18, from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, January 19, 2023, from Holy Redeemer Parish (St. Pius X), 316 Somerset Street, at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery after the service. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Diabetes Canada, Alzheimer Society of Canada, NB Competitive Festival of Music, Bobby’s Hospice or to a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be placed at