Joan Sarah Horton (Webber)

Passed 09/19/2020

Obituary for Joan Sarah Horton (Webber)

Joan Sarah Horton (Webber) passed away peacefully at Dartmouth General Hospital on September 19th at the age of 83. Joan was her usual independent self right to the end.

Joan was born in Halifax and spent her childhood on North Street where, at 7 years old, she met her best friend Marie. She has been her longest and dearest of friends. In 1958 she married Stan Horton and started her family. As a Navy wife there were lots of travels from one end of Canada to the other and back again. With five boys she spent her time at home trying to keep them out of trouble. She brought them all up with a loving (and sometimes stern) heart. She did a great job. You will be hard pressed to meet five finer men. They are all a wonderful reflection of her love. Once the baby (John) was old enough, she started a job at Zeller’s in Thunder Bay and then transferred to the Zeller’s in Bedford, NS. She remained there until her retirement. She loved working there and made lots of friends in her time there.

Joan had lots of interests. She was very involved in the Lower Sackville Legion, RCL Calais Branch 162. Joan and Donnie, her dear friend, played darts there for many years. She was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Lower Sackville Legion. This legion is full of wonderful caring and close individuals and we know she will be missed and always thought of with warm and loving memories. She also enjoyed her years spent at Riverlands Campground and travelling to visit her boys who are scattered across Canada.

Joan also loved sports - any and everything sports related. Curling was her favorite so if it was on the TV, forget trying to get her attention. A lot of her friends may be surprised at this but she was an amazing curler and an avid basketball player in her day!

She will be dearly missed by all of us.

Predeceased by her parents Wilfred and Lillian Webber as well as her brothers Calvin, Elmer (Bud), and her sister Rita. Survived by her brothers Ken and Murray as well as her sons. Stanley, Roger (Trish), David (Cindy), Rob (Sherri) and John. Her 8 grandchildren Ricky (Allison), Leah (Kris), Mitchell (Jennifer), Tyler (Becky), Amber (Mike), Jacob, Sarah and Connor as well as 8 great-grandchildren.

Please feel free to leave your thoughts, memories or special moments you may have shared with Joan.

We will be having a private family gathering to honor our mother at a later date when Covid rules allow.

In lieu of flowers or donations do something kind for yourself or someone else in honor of Joan’s memory.

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Our sincere condolences to the Horton family. Eleanor, Steven and Sandra
- Steven Brown
My deepest sympathy on the loss of your dear Mother and Sister. I knew Joan from living next door to her on North Street in Halifax in the late 50's. We shared many visits back and forth with lots of laughs and conversations. I had not seen Joan for many years till one day at Zellers in Bedford, NS, where she worked, was so shocked to see her there. We struck up a long conversation, catching up on all the news over the missing years. God Bless Joan and now she will be in good hands, being looked after. Rest in Peace. Annetta Rogers Cripps
- Annetta Cripps
I knew your mother fairly well and played darts with her and Donnie for many years. Also on the Lades Auxiliary and they played washer toss for a few years as well. My sincere condolences on the passing of your Mom. You have many god memories of her and they will stay in your hearts forever.
- Carol MacDonald
On behalf of the Sackville Legion Seniors Recreation Club in Lower Sackville, I would like to extend our sincerest condolences to Joan's family. She was a dedicated member until her illness prevented her to come out to the club. She thoroughly enjoyed playing darts with the members and it was always a joy to chat with her each week. RIP Joan, you will be sorely missed by all. Shirley Hall, President SLSRC
- Shirley Hall
My condolences to Donnie and the Horton family at the loss of Joan. I was in the LA and played darts at the Sackville Legion with Joan and considered her a good friend. She will be missed.
- Pat Beson
Rob Sorry to hear about your mom. It is never easy to loose a parent. Adell and Dave.
- Dave Thomas
We are sorry to hear of Joan's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless.
- Verna Jonasson
We are so sorry for your loss. We worked with Joan for years at Zellers in Bedford, and had many good times. We also played darts with her at the Sackville Legion. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Maxine Staples and Ruth Risseeuw
- Maxine Staples
I remember Joan from the many visits to their North Street home with my parents Ern and Willa Josey. Her Mother Lillian was my godmother. Joan was a very nice young woman and it sounds like maturity blossomed her into a wonderful Mother and friend. Kind regards to her family. Betty Josey
- Betty Josey
Very sorry to hear of your passing aunt Joan Love debbie
- Debbie

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