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Obituary for Joan Elaine TARBUTT (Baird)

TARBUTT: Joan Elaine (nee Baird)

On November 8, 2022, Joan Tarbutt (Baird) passed away peacefully surrounded by family at Peterborough Regional Health Centre. Joan, aged 71, battled Parkinson's for more than two decades and is now at rest.

Growing up in New Dundee and a long-time resident of the Region of Waterloo, Joan enjoyed many years as a nurse at St. Mary's Hospital. She is recognized for having spent her time supporting and advocating for advancements in Parkinson's treatment. Her efforts will contribute to a better quality of life for many, and she will be remembered for her positivity, generosity, and caring nature.

Joan will be forever loved and remembered. Predeceased by parents Robert and Jean Baird, she is survived by her sister Margaret Pearson (Murray), nephews Graham (Shobini), and Matthew (Alison), as well as many cherished cousins. The family will be eternally grateful for the support and care she received during her three years at St. Joseph's at Fleming Long Term Care in Peterborough.

A memorial will be held at Chesterfield Cemetery in Bright, Ontario at 11:00 AM on Saturday, November 26, 2022 with a reception to follow at Glendinning Funeral Home, 40 William St. N., Plattsville.

Donations in memory of Joan can be made to Parkinson's Canada through Glendinning Funeral Home. Personal condolences can be posted at