Joan Elizabeth Henneberry

Passed 04/08/2018

Obituary for Joan Elizabeth Henneberry

Joan Elizabeth Henneberry, 86, of Dartmouth, passed away peacefully at the home of her daughter, Heather, on April 8, 2018, surrounded by her family. Born in Dartmouth, she was the daughter of the late Ralph & Elizabeth (Downey) Keddy. Joan was a professional ballroom dancer, and spent many years teaching & competing both in Canada & Internationally. Following this, she was a favorite food waitress at the Hub Beverage Room for 14 years and loved the chance to exchange jokes & stories with all of her customers. She also worked with her daughters Tina and Heather, at Arby’s Restaurant. Family always came first for Joan, and she loved spending as much time as possible with them. Joan is survived by her children, Tom (Thelma) Henneberry, Heather (Kevin) Clare, Janet (Bill) White, and Tina (Mike) Kays. Grandchildren, Michelle, Stephen, Tommy, Bryan, Michael, Cathy, Justin, Aaron, and Logan, as well as numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, including very special niece, Jeanne (Campbell) Foran. She was also survived by her “second family” Mary (Henneberry) (Pettipas) Braiden, Kitty (Wilf) Arsenault, Leo Henneberry, and Jayne (Warren) Nickerson. Joan was predeceased by her sister Marjorie (aka Meme) Campbell, brothers Harold (aka Wowie) Keddy and Aubrey Keddy. Cremation has taken place, and a private graveside service will be held at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery. A celebration of Joan’s life with friends and family will be held at a later date. Special thanks are extended to Mitch and the Palliative Care Team, Northwood Home Care Team, VON Nurses, especially Caroline, and the Medigas Team, especially Matt, who made her stay at home possible. Also special thanks extended to the EMT Teams who came to our rescue on several occasions. On-line condolences, words of support, memories, may be sent to the family at

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Joan was my "second" mom growing up during my early childhood. Joan treated me as if I was one of her daughters! Spending weekends at her house (sleepovers with Tina - my best buddy), going to Tony's store to get candy, trips to the Ice Cream Factory, camping trips to Sherwood Forest, dancing in her dance studio (going to the Corte dances in Halifax), drinking Pepsi floats, watching the Donny & Marie show Friday nights, sharing Christmas/Halloween/Easter with her family, sleeping in their camper parked in the driveway, etc.....the list can go on and on and on! I looked forward to every Christmas season, at my house, waiting for Tina and Joan (sometimes Logan and Janet) to visit and have lunch and my homemade Christmas cookies! Joan knew I loved her! Thank you so much for everything, Joan! Heaven has another angel! Big hugs to my best friend, Tina; Janet, Heather, Tom and families! Kelly (Conrod) Eaglestone *My father, Tom, and my sister, Janet, send their condolences, too! xoxoxo
- Kelly Eaglestone
Tina, we're so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family. Take care, Judi, Jim and Arron
- Judi Clark
To Tommy, Heather, Tina and Janet our sincere condolences for the loss of your Mom. Ron and Valerie Chipman
- na
Many good memories of Joan when she visited Tom & Thelma at the campground. She had a great sense of humor, always pleasant. She dearly loved & was very proud of her family . Our sincere sympathy to all . RIP Joan.
- David Andrews
Tom, Debbie & I offer our sincere condolences at the time of your great loss . Debbie & Rick Dunham
- Rick Dunham
Janet and Tina I am very sorry to hear of Joan's passing. My sincere condolences to you and all her family. Margaret Yorke
- Margaret Yorke
So sorry to learn of your mother's death, Janet. I always enjoyed chatting with her, when she visited you next door. How wonderful that both Justin and Aaron were able to be here to see her , and be with you this past weekend. Our sympathy goes out to you and the family. Love, Lee and John
- Lee Ayer
Sorry to hear of Joan's passing. We shared some funny stories around the campfire and at a few of the CB Club dances,never a dull moment with Joan. Paul West
- Paul West
I can't count the times Joan fed me when I had not a dime left . I always made good on pay day . She was always laughing and funny . R.I.P. Joan , Thank-you .
- Rick Gould
So sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. I remember her well from my days of being a child in Burnside. My condolences to all of you. Linda Richard
- Linda Richard
To the Henneberry family, I am so sorry for your loss. My condolences to all of you, was able to hug Tom this evening and sending hugs to you to Janet.
- Patti Robertson
Sending our condolences Janet, Bill and family . She must have been one Fantastic woman and passed being so proud of you all for having such full hearts . Rest In Peace Joan, Love Kathleen and Matt
- Kathleen Dugas
So sorry for your loss Janet, Bill and family. Joan was a wonderful person. I know how hard it is losing your Mom. Cherish the memories and all the times you had together. Love Scott and Bobby.
- Scott Sutherland
For the time that i knew Joan/ Nan she was always happy and she was to funny, will always love u and will u see u again. love u Nan
- Hanna walton
Sincere condolences to Janet, Heather, Tina, Tommy and Family. Your mom and I worked together years ago at The Hub Tavern in Dartmouth and became good friends. You could count on Joan for a good time with lots of laughs. Rest easy dear friend. Love Betty Crawford
- Betty Crawford
Joan was my best friend for many years; we shared a lot of good times and some sad times together. I had known Joan for 50 years. Until we meet again, rest in peace, I love you, Brenda.
- Brenda Haight

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