Obituary of B. Joan Archibald
GREENWOOD – B. Joan Archibald, 80, Greenwood passed away Sunday, November 28, 2021, in the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Unit, New Glasgow, with her loving husband and family by her side.
Born in Chester, she was a daughter of the late Clifford Ernest and Isabel Fraser (Murray) Doyle. Joan was a member of the 1961 graduating class of the former Aberdeen Hospital School of Nursing. She was employed as a Registered Nurse for several years and following was secretary for her husband’s trucking business, A. L. Archibald & Sons Trucking Ltd. Joan enjoyed a personal relationship with her Lord and served Him through several area churches over the years. She freely gave of her talents, especially her voice, singing praise when ever the opportunity arose. Joan was a member of Freedom Bible Church, Sutherland’s River. She greatly enjoyed photography and videography, seizing every opportunity to capture treasured memories of all events. Joan was a dedicated wife and mother, who always looked after “her boys”. Her grandchildren, Joel, and Amelia, were her “pride and joy”, and her friends, lifelong treasures. Joan now enjoys the promise of her Lord who said, “whoever believes in me will have eternal life”.
Surviving are her husband of 59 years, Alvin; sons, David (Wendy), Greenwood; Darrin (Johanna), Regina, Sask.; grandchildren, Joel, New Glasgow; Amelia (Ira) Josey, New Glasgow; many nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by brother, Ivor Doyle.
The family will receive visitors 6-8 p.m. Thursday, December 2 in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow from where funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, December 3 in the chapel with Pastor Alan Klein officiating. Interment will be in Thorburn Cemetery.
Donations may be made in Joan’s memory to Freedom Bible Church, Sutherland’s River. (To donate online, please click on the underlined.)
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