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Joan McDaniel

Joan McDaniel

Age 84, formerly of Margaree Forks, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 23, 2021, at the Inverary Manor, Inverness, with family and loving staff at her side.

Born in Sydney on October 1, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Frances (Armstrong) and the late William Andrews. At the age of 18, she moved to Margaree, where she met Austin (Papa) next door, with whom she shared 55 years of marriage, until his passing in 2011. Married at the age of 19, they raised six children together. For many years, Joan worked as a waitress at the Margaree Lodge, followed by many years as a receptionist at the Margaree Forks Tourist Bureau. Joan left a mark on so many people’s lives. She was a woman of strong Christian faith and a longtime member of St. Patrick’s CWL.

Grammie, also known as Nanny, loved the beach, enjoyed a trip to the casino, had a deep passion for flower gardening, and enjoyed bird-watching, as her knowledge of birds was like no other. Her family was her world and many stories were shared with her grandchildren about Nora’s pancakes, Washington pie, her move to Margaree, making bread every day, and so much more.

She is survived by her sons George (Danette), Halifax, and Blair (Stella), Margaree Forks; her son-in-law Bernie (Rose Anne) MacIsaac, Stewiacke, and her daughter-in-law, Donna, East Margaree. Grammie’s pride and joy were her grandchildren Emma (Edward), Rebecca, Matthew (Amber), Jason (Sarah), Christopher (Mariah), Bianca, Jill (Justin) and Jeffrey (Katie), and her great-grandchildren Austin, Alexandra, Myles, Ty, Wyatt, Ainsley, Layla, Isaac, Alexander, and Addison Joan. Joan will also be greatly missed by her sister and best friend, Shirley (Claude), her baby sister, Debbie (late Walter Clarke), and her baby brother, David (Diane), along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Besides her husband and parents, Joan was predeceased by her sons, Billy, Frankie , and Herbie, and daughter, Sherri-Lee.

The family wishes to extend heartfelt thanks to Joan’s former homecare workers, the caring staff of the Inverary Manor where she resided for the past eight months, as well as to Dr. LaFrance, Dr. Ritter, Laurie Ann MacDonald and Lyndsey Drozdowski for the care and sincere compassion shown to her.

Cremation has taken place. Due to COVID 19 restrictions, a funeral mass and burial to be held at a later date.  Donations in Joan’s memory may be made to St. Patrick’s Cemetery Fund or Inverness Palliative Care.


  • Joe , Melissa & Isaac Stepaniak June 17, 2021 3:16 am

    To All the McDaniels & your extended families:
    Sincere condolences on the passing of your mother .
    She was a generous individual very giving of her time
    for family & community. She will be remembered fondly .
    A true friend of the Margaree Stepaniak’s .
    Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you .

  • Sadie Thomas-Frye June 11, 2021 12:23 pm

    George, Blair and Families – we wish to send our sincere condolences and warm thoughts and prayers. As someone stated, Margaree lost one of its finest citizens.

  • Jean and Michael Crowell June 3, 2021 2:08 pm

    Dear George. Our sincere condolences to you and your family on the passing of your mother. Kind regards.

  • Barry & Garry Watson Baddeck, NS May 27, 2021 8:51 pm

    George & All of The McDaniel Family:
    Our Deepest Sympathy on Your Loss. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  • Marilyn (Doyle) Price May 27, 2021 12:16 pm

    Sincere condolences to all Joan’s family. I remember her as a lovely neighbour who had both inner and outer beauty.

  • Michelle chiasson May 27, 2021 7:22 am

    So sorry to hear of Joan’s passing. She was an amazing lady and I loved to go see her when she was home may she Rest In Peace..

  • Judy Crosbie May 26, 2021 4:06 pm

    We would like to send our sincere condolences, to the family of Joan.Our thoughts and prayers are with you ,all.. We can only imagine the pain , you are going through..Only time can help heel the pain .God bless.

  • Gilbert DeCoste May 26, 2021 12:23 pm

    So sorry for your loss Blair and Stella @ family. Gilbert &Marion DeCoste .

  • Elaine LeBlanc May 26, 2021 11:58 am

    I want to offer my condolences to the MacDaniel families on the loss of this beautiful woman. May her soul soar into the loving arms of God.

  • Tanya Andrews-Hurd May 26, 2021 10:23 am

    Aunt Joan was a wonderful strong woman. I will cherish my memories of being “on the hill”!! Rest in Peace my dear Aunt.. til we meet again…. Love, Tanya. Marty and Megan xo

  • Anna MacDonald and Norman and family May 26, 2021 9:58 am

    so sorry for your loss she was a very sweet lady

  • Doris Poirier May 26, 2021 6:59 am

    Sympathies to all of Joan’s family and friends.

  • Marie Chisholm-Pearson May 25, 2021 10:01 pm

    To all Joan’s Family and Friends, I am so sorry for your loss. Joan was a sweet and gentle lady. Margaree lost one of its finest citizens. Heaven gained another Angel.
    You all will be in my thoughts and prayers.,

  • joyce and Cyril May 25, 2021 9:40 pm

    Our heartfelt sympathy to all of the Mc Daniel family . Joan was such a loving, caring individual, and will be truly missed.

  • Laura and bobby fortune and family May 25, 2021 9:37 pm

    Soo sorry to the family for your loss, Joan was a well Loved lady and will be greatly missed in the margaree’s.

  • Elaine Bowie May 25, 2021 9:21 pm

    Stella &Blair and family:
    Kenny and I send our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Mrs. McDaniel sounded like a wonderful person. She will forever be in your hearts. May God keep her safe in His Heavenly home.
    With sympathy,
    Elaine and Kenny

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