Joan Ann Yvone Markland

March 9, 1935 - December 28, 2015

The world lost one of its sweetest, most gentle souls in the morning of Monday, December 28th, 2015. Joan Markland (nee Tripp) of Bethel Rd was surrounded by her family as she passed peacefully at her home, in her 81st year. She has touched the lives and souls of everyone around her and her presence in our life is a gift for which we will always cherish. Joan was a dedicated and loving wife of almost 63 years to Ron Markland "Father of 10." Extraordinary, loving mother of Judy Brown, Dorothy Vandenburg (Dennis), Ron (Mary), Jerry "Pork" (Brenda), Rick (Nila), Jackie, Cheryl, Bryan "Buck" (Barb), Tim (Laurie), Dennis (Steve), Kim who she loved as a daughter. Cherished and loved by her grandchildren Chris, Jamie, Jeff, Darcie, Ashley, Tammy, Norman, Tyler, Bobby-Jo, Nicole, Justin, Marissa, Britain, Kade and Jonathon, as well as her 11 great grandchildren. Dear sister of Bobby Irvine (Vera), Jack Tripp, Karen Insley (Roy), Nancy Prince (Art), sister-in-law of Heather Irvine. Predeceased by her parents Robert and Verna Irvine and her brother Ralph Irvine. Joan leaves behind a legacy of love, joy, compassion, guidance, patience and humor. She truly made a impact on the lives that she touched. MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton on Thursday December 31st at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Lynne Watson and Rev. Jamie Harwood to officiate. Interment to follow at Cherry Valley Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.