Joan Campbell Laird

July 22, 1928 - January 21, 2015

On January 21st in Picton Ontario in her 87th year. She was the youngest daughter of the Rev John Munroe Laird and May Taylor Laird, and was predeceased by her sisters, Louise Laird Turnbull (2005), Marjorie Ransier Laird Palmer (1997), and Doreen May Laird (2010). Born on July 22, 1928 in St Thomas Ontario where she attended public and high school. She obtained a BA at the University of Toronto and began her career as a high school English teacher in 1961, moving in 1967 to the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education at the University of Toronto where she taught the future teachers of Ontario, retiring in 1990. She is survived by her nephews, Ian Turnbull (Susan Tuckey Turnbull) of Picton Ontario, and Rodd Turnbull of Orillia Ontario, and her nieces and nephew, John, Katherine, Elizabeth and Janet. The family thanks the staff of Hallowell House for their warmth and caring over the past five years. A service will be held at Whattam Funeral Home in Picton on Monday January 26th at 10:30 a.m., with interment immediately following at Cataraqui Cemetery in Kingston. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to either the Canadian Bible Society or the Canadian National Institute for the Blind through its Gifts in Memory program (see, or via Whattham Funeral Home.