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Joan (MacLean) Shapcott

April 6, 1949 ~ April 11, 2022 (age 73)


It is with heavy hearts we share the passing of Joan Marie Shapcott, at age 73, passing away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on April 11, 2022, due to long and heroic 2 & ½ year battle with cancer.

Joan is survived by her loving husband George Shapcott of 52 years and their two children, Sharon Shapcott (Jean-Paul) and Kevin Shapcott (Cristina) and grandson to Connor Shapcott.
Loving daughter to Deanie and the late Jack MacLean, sister to Donna Mundey (late Lorne) Jackie Lavelle (Pierre), Rick MacLean and late Ron MacLean, daughter-in-law to the late John and Celia Shapcott, brother-in-law Murray Shapcott (Gail) and sister-in-law Annie Shapcott (Peter).

She was born in St John, New Brunswick on April 6th and grew up in the town of Deux-Montagnes, QC, where she met her future husband, George. They would eventually move to Ontario and where they raised their family in Georgetown, ON for 30+ years. Joan was dedicated mother, her children always came first, she was an avid golfer & curler at North Halton Golf & Country Club. Joan & George would soon retire in beautiful Huntsville, ON and enjoyed being snowbirds where they spent their winter months in St. Simons Island, Georgia.  She enjoyed the warmer temperatures, golfing, and spending time with her American friends.

Joan loved her family more than anything and always preached "family first ". She was always the facilitator of every family gathering which is why her nickname is “The General”. She will be remembered for her love of her family and her famous lasagna.

Joan loved to play golf, curl, knit and play Mahjong with her friends and spend quality time with her grandson Connor. She was a person that when you meet her, she was very easy to like and welcomed others into her life with ease. Joan will be dearly missed and never forgotten. Forever in our hearts. She is our angel now.

We welcome all to help us celebrate Joan at a Celebration of Life set to take place on May 21st, 2022, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. This will take place at the Royal Canadian Legion (Branch 232) at 21 Veterans Way Huntsville, ON, P1H 1P4.


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