Celebration of Life
Obituary of Joan Elizabeth Scribner
It is with broken hearts that the family of Joan E. (Beyea) Scribner, wife of Elmer Scribner, announces her peaceful passing which occurred on Wednesday, February 8, 2023, at Kingsway Care Centre. Born on December 29, 1936, in Saint John, NB, Joan was the daughter of the late J. Edgar and Pearl (Dodge) Beyea.
A;though she graduated from Teacher's College, Joan's greatest pride was being a mother. She was very involved with all of their school and extracurricular activities which included ski trips to Poley Mountain, dance recitals, singing competitions, attending horse shows and watching them blossom on the family farm. She loved spending time with her children and watching them grow up on their family farm. Later in life Joan reveled in being a grandmother and then a great grandmother to her beloved grandchildren. Family and faith were very important in Joan's life. She loved to quilt in her spare time and was a member of several KV Quilting Guilds; she was a very skilled seamstress who could truly sew anything. Joan had a love for music and could be found singing in the choir at the Hammond River Anglical Church on many Sundays. She played the piano and encouraged her children and grandchildren to learn to play an instrument. Joan, even late in life, always took interest in the world and loved history and geography. Joan was a wonderful cook who passed that skill on to her children, who to this day continue to make the same recipes passed down for generations. In Joan’s early years she enjoyed travelling, especially out West to visit her children and grandchildren who reside there and enjoyed all their adventures. Joan found solace in her garden where she grew both vegetables and flowers. She enjoyed playing Crazy 8’s, cribbage, 45’s and crokinole. She was also a member of the Hammond River Angling Association.
She is survived by her husband, Elmer Scribner; six children: Kevin (Bonnie), twin daughters Susan (Robert) and Cynthia (Graham); Krista (Randall), Jill and Robyn (Ronald); grandchildren: Ryan, Ashley, Megan, Braden, Drea, Brittany, Stephanie, Colin, Angelus, Kayleigh, Connor, Alisyn and Noah; great grandchildren: Jaxton, Kade, Easton, Oliver, Thane, Adaelia, Anson, Lincoln; sister Ruth Fraser; two step-daughters Twilah and Elaine; step-grandchildren Tara and Erica; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her grandson Gregory Halpin; brother John E. Beyea; sister-in-law, Patricia Beyea; and her brother-in-law Gordon Fraser.
Arrangements are under the care of Kennebecasis Funeral Home, 152 Pettingill Rd. Quispamsis, NB, (849-2119), with a celebration of Joan’s life on Saturday, May 27, 2023, with an interment to follow in Holy Trinity Anglican Cemetery, Hammond River, Stockfarm Rd. For those who wish donations made in memory of Joan can be given the charity of the donor’s choice.