Joan (McDonald) Pallen, of Miramichi, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 17, 2021, at the Miramichi Regional Hospital, at the age of 89.
Born in Ontario, she was the daughter of the late Wilfred and Marjorie (Cliff) McDonald. She was a homemaker and a member of St Patrick's Roman Catholic Church.
She will be greatly missed by her husband William "Billy" Pallen of Miramichi; two daughters Brenda Robichaud (Daniel) and Shelley Ramsay (Fred) both of Miramichi; two sons John (Cecelia) of Miramichi and Lawrence of Ontario; nine grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her sister Vera Garland and her brother Wilfred McDonald.
At Joan's request, there will be no visitation. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, August 21, 2021, at St Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, at 11 am, with Father Anthony Dass Papu officiating.
As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to St Patrick's Memorial Fund or to the Miramichi SPCA.
Funeral arrangements are in the care of Northumberland Funeral Home, 102 Pleasant St, telephone (506) 622-7741