BICK­ER­TON, Joanne Mary (Ben­nett)

Cape Breton Post - - IN MEMORIAM -

New Water­ford

It is with great sad­ness that we, the fam­ily, an­nounce the pass­ing of Joanne Bick­er­ton, 59, of New Water­ford on June 29, 2015, at New Water­ford Con­sol­i­dated Hos­pi­tal.

Born in Hal­i­fax, she was a daugh­ter of the late Thomas and Florence (Camp­bell) Ben­nett.

Joanne was a mem­ber of Calvin United Church, New Water­ford. She en­joyed work­ing with crafts, es­pe­cially cro­chet­ing and needle­point. Joanne also loved play­ing darts and bingo as well as camp­ing with fam­ily and friends. Her favourite TV show was Big Brother and she truly adored an­i­mals, namely her dog, Kodie.

Sur­viv­ing are her de­voted and lov­ing life-part­ner, Dave Ma­son, New Water­ford; sons, Bill (Rachelle) Bow­er­ing, Wayne (Karen) Bow­er­ing, Shawn Bow­er­ing (Tammy Web­ber), all of Grande Cache, Alta.; broth­ers, Rus­sell (Glo­ria) Ben­nett, New Water­ford, Mar­cus Si­mon, Thomas (Lorraine) Si­mon, both of Eska­soni; sis­ters, Susie Ben­nett, He­len Camp­bell, Bar­bara ( Jimmy) Keep­ing, all of New Water­ford; grand­chil­dren, Heather and Ray­mond Har­riss, Bill and Teala Bow­er­ing, Shawn and Cody Bow­er­ing; aunt, Dorothy Parr, New Water­ford; many nieces and neph­ews; one god­daugh­ter, Tamisha DeWolfe.

Be­sides her par­ents, Joanne was pre­de­ceased by her hus­band Wayne ‘Happy Jack’ Bick­er­ton, grand­par­ents, Susie and Brick Camp­bell and Mar­cus and Char­lotte Ben­nett, as well as many aunts and un­cles.

There will be no vis­i­ta­tion. Cre­ma­tion has taken place un­der the care and di­rec­tion of V.J. McGil­livray Fu­neral Home, 380 Smith St., New Water­ford. A fu­neral ser­vice will be held Fri­day, July 3, 2015, at 11 a.m. in Calvin United Church with Rev. Dun­can Roach of­fi­ci­at­ing. Burial will fol­low in Union Grove Ceme­tery, Scotch­town.

Do­na­tions in her mem­ory may be made to the SPCA.

Online ex­pres­sions of sym­pa­thy may be sent to the fam­ily at www.vjm­

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