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Joan Rosemary Burns Farmery, age 71, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 31, 2018, from her home in Desert Hot Springs, California, after a long battle with cancer. She was born in Quebec City on April 27, 1947 to John and Mildred Shannon Burns.

She is survived by her husband Joseph, children Sarah and Daniel, her five grandchildren: Nicholas, Christian, Hannah, Esther, and Jack; and her brother John of Toronto. She will be fondly remembered by her niece and nephew, Melissa and Cameron.

She was predeceased by brothers Thomas and Robert.

Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 1 p.m. at Escena Country Club, 1100 Clubhouse View Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262. Services will be held in Toronto at a later date.

Joan is remembered for her beautiful heart, spirit and Godliness. Her memory will be in our hearts forever.