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Joanne Michelle Larade

Joanne Michelle Larade

Age 47,Grand-Étang. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our daughter, Joanne at the Cobequid Community Health Centre, Lower Sackville on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Joanne was the daughter of Linda (AuCoin) and Michel Larade, Grand-Étang. Joanne was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy at the early age of nine and was confined to a wheelchair at twelve years old. Her parents took good care of her until she went to Sagewood Continuing Care. Joanne’s sickness never stopped her from being active at what she could do. She will be dearly missed and we will remember her forever in our hearts. Besides her parents, she is survived by her brother David (Debbie) Larade, step-niece, Camillia. She was predeceased by maternal grandparents, Yvonne and Noel AuCoin and paternal grandparents, Antoinette and Peter Larade. The family would like to thank the staff and volunteers for the excellent care given to Joanne during her stay at Sagewood. We would also like to thank the Muscular Dystrophy Association for all their help throughout the years. Visitation will be held on Sunday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Cheticamp Funeral Home. Funeral mass will be held on Monday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Church, St. Joseph du Moine with Father Peter LeBlanc officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph’s Cemetery Fund or Muscular Dystrophy Canada.


  • Anna Larade June 11, 2019 7:01 am

    Michel, Linda and David,

    My condolences. Joanne was an amazing woman with the determination to live her life to the fullest.

    In your grief, it is my hope that the happy memories of Joanne will bring you comfort.

  • Corrine Mischiek June 1, 2019 3:37 pm

    We were saddened to hear of Joanne’s passing. We would like to offer our sincere condolences. Sincerely, Cheryl Chiasson and her mom Corrine Dauphinee Mischiek.

  • Betty Ann Cormier May 20, 2019 7:24 pm

    Linda, Michel et David (et toute la grande famille), Nous vous gardons tous dans nos prières. Que les beaux souvenirs que vous avez de votre belle Joanne vous accompagnent pendant les prochains jours et les mois qui s’en viennent. Elle a toujours foncé face à la vie, une vie qu’elle a vit pleinement à sa façon. Veuillez accepter nos condoléances les plus sincères. Roland et Betty Ann

  • Dawn May 20, 2019 5:29 pm

    My condolences on your loss .
    Joanne had a beautiful strong independent soul, and touched everyone in different ways. She was such an advocate for everyone. I will miss her positivity and will always think of her when I walk onto Apple Blossom
    Dawn Black,CCA

  • Charlene (Mahoney) Park May 19, 2019 6:11 pm

    One can never find the right words at a time like this. I wanted to pass along my condolences to Joanne’s family and friends. I had the pleasure of getting to know Joanne during my years as a volunteer and then counsellor at Camp Tidnish. Recently we reconnected through Facebook and I have been following her advocacy for better living arrangements for people with disabilities. She was a kind soul with an infectious smile and she made a huge impact on those who knew her. Thank you for sharing her with us. Take care.

  • Karen Gibbons May 19, 2019 7:46 am

    So very sorry for your loss.

  • Dawn Doucet CCA Sagewood May 18, 2019 11:43 pm

    My deepest sympathy to Linda,Michel,David Joanne will be truly missed by all who new her , I will miss our late night chats ,she was a beautiful strong woman and it was an honour and pleasure to know her..

  • Charlotte Rogers May 18, 2019 8:58 pm

    So sorry for your loss. I was very shocked and sad to hear Joanne is gone. She had amazing strength and I got to know her when my mother was transferred to Sagewood. She helped everyone and from the first day I walked into the facility I felt her positive energy. I will never forget her.

  • Rebecca Bourbonnais May 18, 2019 8:21 pm

    So very sorry for the loss of your daughter and a dear and precious friend.

    May the memories of her sweet, kind and caring heart bring you comfort

    I will always treasure her memory xo


  • Bernell Richard May 18, 2019 6:14 pm

    Our deepest sympathies to the family. RIP in Joanne

  • Linda Watton May 18, 2019 4:10 pm

    I was very shocked and saddened to hear of Joanne’s passing today. I met Joanne at Sagewood while visiting with my dog Macy as a therapy dog team with Therapeutic Paws of Canada. She was one of the residents with whom I always tried to visit. She always loved to see Macy! When I first started she took me “under her wing” and took me around to meet the residents she thought would like a visit with Macy. She was so helpful! I will definitely miss seeing her and I know Sagewood will miss her as well. My deepest sympathies to the family.

  • Sylvia Boudreau May 18, 2019 12:35 pm

    Nos sincères sympathies à Linda, Michel, David et famille! Elle veillera toujours sur vous. Repose en paix, belle Joanne!

  • Rosie Grace May 18, 2019 11:09 am

    Linda, Michel, David & family…sincerest condolences on the loss of your special loved one, Joanne. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
    “Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed, and very dear.
    Each soul leaves a legacy of love…
    Each memory a bridge to comfort
    And connect one heart to another forever” Quote Unknown
    Gerard, Therese, Rosie, Robert, Louise & families. xxoo

  • Darlene & Rick Andrews May 18, 2019 10:32 am

    Dear Linda & Michel,
    Our deepest condolences to you, David and Joanne’s entire family. She was a very special woman.

  • Shelly Cross May 17, 2019 9:33 pm

    I was her caregiver at Sagewood, it was nice to know her for a year that I am
    still working there. I had the challenge to understand her gestures or lip reading while doing the care or else. I miss her terribly, Leo the cat he will miss her too.

  • Clifford & Lucille May 17, 2019 9:26 pm

    Our hearts ache for you Linda ,Michel,and David… nos plus sincères sympathies à toute la famille et amis de Joanne… bon courage!

  • Tammy & Lindsay Harnish May 17, 2019 7:08 pm

    Dear Larade family,
    Our hearts are heavy with the passing of Joanne. We had the pleasure of getting to know Joanne at the Sagewood where we volunteer. She quickly became a friend and made visits to the Sagewood even more enjoyable. We played bingo with her (she had the sharpest eye if we missed a number). We accompanied her to appointments, resident outings, and sometimes shopping at Walmart or Frenchys. The conversation was ALWAYS positive; her smile and laugh made you feel happy to be with her. She was a mentor to Lindsay, and we have learned how maternal she has been to young people in her family…no surprise. We know we don’t have to tell you how passionate she was about everything she did…she was our go to person about any activities at the Sagewood, a real spokeswoman. We are better for having known such a beautiful person and we will sincerely miss her. Sending you our deepest sympathies.
    Tammy and Lindsay Harnish

  • Tracy Myatt May 17, 2019 4:06 pm

    Michel, Linda, David and Debbie; we are so sorry to hear of Joanne’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Tracy and Blaize Myatt

  • Maurice Larade May 17, 2019 1:39 pm

    to michel-linda,mes sinceres sympathie a vous-et toute la famille

  • Ginette May 17, 2019 11:26 am

    Linda , Michel et toute la famille, nos sincères condoléances pour cette grosse perte. Même si elle est partie physiquement, elle sera toujours avec vous.
    Ginette et Gilles Deveau

  • Lori Weeks May 17, 2019 11:18 am

    We are so saddened to hear of the passing of Joanne. Over the past several years, Joanne has been a member of our research team “From Surviving to Thriving.” She gave so much time to this work and her great contributions will make a positive difference for younger adults who live in long-term care facilities.

  • Lynne May 17, 2019 10:44 am

    My deepest sympathy to you Linda, Michel, David and family. Joanne brought light, compassion and love to all of us. I am truly honoured to have been a part of her life but more so to have her as a part of mine, she loved sharing memories of her family and always had the biggest smile on her face when she did, her enthusiasm for life was contagious to say the least! You raised an incredible woman! She will forever live in the lives she touched and will be deeply missed❤️ Lynne CCA-Sagewood

  • myra tanner( May 17, 2019 9:10 am

    I am so sorry for your loss .Joanne was a nice person..I got to know her through Colin she really will be missed by everyone.. Rest in peace Jo.(colin’s grandmother)

  • Carol Savoie May 17, 2019 7:26 am

    Menoncle Michel, Matante Linda & cousin David…
    Even though I’m not there with the family, my heart is. She was one heck of a fighter and lived her life to the fullest… She’s now free from that chair and I bet she’s still running and dancing with all our loved ones that have passed… Sending you all my strength, prayers and love… Jvous aimes xoxo

  • Denise Fiset May 17, 2019 6:30 am

    My deepest condolences to the family ..may Joanne RIP … ❤

  • Al Chiasson May 17, 2019 1:45 am

    Wish we could be there for the entire family.
    She was an inspiration and a beautiful soul inside and out.
    We are all better for having her in our lives and our hearts.
    Sending love to the entire family of Noel and Yvonne, but especially to Linda, Michel & David.
    With love from Al & Paulie in Toronto

  • Suzanne Sawler May 16, 2019 10:42 pm

    I’m very sorry for your loss. You’re in my prayers.

  • Dorella Poirier May 16, 2019 9:51 pm

    To the Larade family: Our sincere sympathies on your loss. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Dorella and Willie Joe Poirier

  • Yvette Carroll May 16, 2019 9:39 pm

    My deepest condolences to you Linda and Michel….

  • Aline Chiasson May 16, 2019 9:38 pm

    Michel, Linda, David and family: I’m so saddened to hear of this tragedy. My sincerest condolences go out to all the family at this difficult time. She was taken way too young. Keep her in your memories and in your heart forever. Hugs xo

  • Yannick May 16, 2019 8:32 pm

    My condolences to you all in this time of sorrow…Joanne will certainly be remembered for her smiles, her constant friendly advise, her willing to get what needed to be done…I had the pleasure of meeting Joanne 14 years ago and she’s held a special place in my heart…fly high my friend and be free…until we meet again❤️🙁watch and guide your loved ones…xoxo

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