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BARTLETT, Joan Isabella
Joan Isabella Bartlett passed away on Christmas day, after a short, courageous battle with a combination of health problems.
Joan was born to William and Bertha Monkman on August 8, 1934, the youngest of three children, and grew up in west-end Ottawa, spending her summers in Kars on the Rideau River. She graduated from Fisher Park High School and married her heart's desire, Roy Bartlett, in 1955. In Ottawa, they raised three children, of which Joan was boundlessly proud: Kim (of Montreal, married Eduardo), Kenneth (of Barrhaven, married Sam, deceased but always in our hearts) and Ross (of Lanark, married Janice). Joan equally cherished her grandchildren: Astrid, Kierstin, Luis, Quinn and Samantha. All will cherish happy memories of her love. Joan also will be remembered fondly by her nieces and nephews, as well as neighbours and friends from Ferguson Street, Almonte and the Waterside Community in Carleton Place. She maintained and formed new friendships throughout her life including a profound one with Gwen MacLean of Almonte. Joan made a lasting impression on all she met.
Joan worked for the Met. Life Insurance Company for many years. She was a founding member of Trinity United Church, Ottawa where she contributed her talents to: leadership of Canadian Girls in Training, the Sunday service decor and countless Christmas bazaars. Joan was also an active fundraiser in the Women's Auxiliary which helped build the Children s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. After moving to Almonte in 2005, Joan joined the Almonte United Church.
She was a gifted creator and collector of beautiful things. She laughed easily and often. She valued the country life and small town friendliness. She faced her health challenges with humour and great courage.
The funeral will take place on Thursday, January 3rd at the Tubman Funeral Home at 3440 Richmond Road, Nepean (between Bayshore and Baseline Road). Visitation begins at noon followed by a service at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Trinity United Church or Almonte United Church. Condolences, tributes and donations may be made at


Published in The Ottawa Citizen on Dec. 29, 2012
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