Joan Marlyn Hughes
1937 - 2024
Joan Marlyn Hughes
Burial Information
Burial Location
Private family burial at a later date in Blackmore Cemetery
Requested Charity
Colchester SPCA of charity of choice
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The family is saddened to announce the passing of Joan Marlyn Hughes on Friday, February 23, 2024 at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre. Born in Toronto, Ontario, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Louisa (James) Crawford.

Although Joan didn’t work outside the home, she was always kept busy as a homemaker. She was much loved for her bread and rolls, as well as knitting small stockings with a candy cane inside for each child who came to their Christmas tree u-cut. Joan helped her husband, Ken create Homestead Christmas Tree Farm and also managed Gold Star Christmas Trees. She was a life member and secretary/treasurer for Cobequid Christmas Tree Producers Association for over 25 years. They participated in the tree and wreath competition and display at the Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition in Bible Hill for many years.

Joan is survived by her daughter, Kim Fowler (Glen McNutt), Central North River; son, Daniel (Sherri) Hughes, Salmon River; sister, Audrey Langdon, Orilla, Ontario; grandchildren, Leslie Fowler, Jonathan Fowler, Connie (Garrett) Pearce, Jamie Hughes (Ashley Dunlap), Shawn Hughes; great grandchildren, Lucas, Zachary, Alexis, Hunter, Mason, Cash, Tyler; brother-in-law, Jim Britton, Toronto, Ontario; several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth; sisters, Eleanor (Ken) Minty, Ruth Britton; brother-in-law, Albert Langdon; companion, Oakly Gates.

The family would like to extend sincere appreciation for the compassion and care given to Joan from paramedics, staff at Colchester Easts Hants Health Centre, Alana Davidson (LPN of VON), Dr. Charles, friends, neighbours and family.

There will be no funeral as requested by Joan. If so desired, donations in memory of Joan to Colchester SPCA or a charity of choice are welcomed. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Tributes, words of comfort and memories of Joan may be shared at:

Joan Marlyn Hughes