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Joanne Stalker

d. September 27, 2021

  • Funeral Location:Private Funeral Service at Saint Michael's by the Sea, Miramichi Bay
  • Resting Location:No visitation
  • Wishes:Donations may be made to the Extramural Program or to Hospice Home Care Program..
  • Joanne Elizabeth (MacDougall) Stalker passed away at her residence in Black River Bridge on September 27, 2021 after a courageous 15 month battle with cancer. Born at Hotel Dieu Hospital, Chatham on July 26, 1950 she was the daughter of the late James R MacDougall and Louise MacDonald.

    Joanne grew up on the family farm in Black River, attended the one-room Victoria School and then Miramichi Rural High School, and finally Chatham High School where she graduated in 1968. Like many others, he headed to Toronto to seek work after graduation.

    After 44 years in the Toronto area, Joanne returned to Black River in 2012, and reconnected with school friends and quickly became a part of the community. She loved to cook and always cooked much more than needed because the stray cats would always eat whatever was left over. She also loved to preserve food and gave most of it away. The shelves in her basement were full of bottled lobster, pickles, beets, carrots, jams, and jellies.

    She was an avid bingo player and card player. She hosted Saturday evening card games with her neighbours, which could include supper if you wanted to come early.

    She is survived by her daughter, Shauna Stalker (Kyle Pindar) of Toronto and her brother Richard (Marion) MacDougall of Bedford, NS. She was predeceased by her parents in 1973 and 2011.

    Diagnosed with cancer of the lung and liver in summer 2020, she chose to take the most aggressive treatment option, tolerated the treatments, and “carried on” with her normal routine. Thanks to all of her doctors and the amazing team of Extramural Nurses. A special thanks to her cousins, Lynn , Cheryl, and Judy, for getting her to appointments, arranging home care and being there to support her in this battle, and to Tony and Sharon who made countless shopping trips for her and were company after treatments, and to all the care workers who enabled her to remain in her home during her last weeks.

    A Private Mass of Christian Burial at Saint Michael’s by the Sea, Miramichi Bay at 2pm on October 1st. Please note; you must provide proof of full vaccination and government I.D. to attend the service and masks are mandatory. We will look to celebrate her life in 2022.

    As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Extramural Program or to Hospice Home Care Program.

    Funeral arrangements are in the care of Northumberland Funeral Home, 102 Pleasant St, telephone (506) 622-7741
    To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Joanne Stalker, please visit our flower store.


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