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SARGENT, Joan Edna



It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Joan Edna Sargent on Sunday, July 10, 2022 at Groves Memorial Community Hospital, with her family at her side. Joan was in her 73rd year & had been fighting acute myeloid leukemia, since March 2022.

She was the beloved wife of Bob Sargent & loving mother to Laurie Ellis (Darren) of Kitchener, Steven Bell (Heather) of Cambridge & Kevin Bell (Mandy) of Cambridge. Joan is lovingly remembered by Jay Albert (Julie) along with many treasured friends & family members through her marriage to Bob.

She was the cherished grandmother to Devyn, Sydney, Courtney & Adryan Ellis, Tyler, Kyle, & Faith Bell, Ethan, Kirk, Noah Bell, Blake Petel & Joseph Bell. Joan was thrilled to be great-grandmother to Vincent & Rhylynn.

Joan is survived by her much loved siblings, Lorraine Powell (Dave) of Ajax, Cliff Clymer of Courtice & Marilyn Hartwick (Eldon) of St. Clements. She will be missed by her many loving nephews & nieces & their families.

She was predeceased by her parents, Art & Irene Clymer, her sister Carol Milroy (Hume), sister-in-law Sherry Clymer (Cliff) and husbands, Paul Bell & Ken Albert.

Joan grew up in the GTA & worked for a time at IBM. While raising her three children, the loves of her life, she lived in the GTA, Quebec & for many years in the Cambridge area. Joan was an accomplished bookkeeper & plied her considerable skills while working for Camp Shalom & Cambridge Metal Products.  For the past three years, she has called the Elora area her home.

Joan’s relationship to her Lord Jesus was very devoted & she spent time in Kansas City at I.H.O.P. (Forerunner Church) studying & deepening her understanding of scriptures & the power of prayer. Joan was attracted earlier to Youth With A Mission (YWAM) in Cambridge, while raising her children, spending time with them in Hawaii, serving where & how she was needed. Joan also found pleasure in serving on mission trips to Central America & Indonesia. Joan has been intensely devoted to all aspects of church life, prayer being her true strength.

The family would like to acknowledge & sincerely thank the medical staff at Groves Hospital, especially Dr. Lund, Sandra & Karen in Oncology for their comforting compassion when treating Joan. Also, thanks to the Bayshore Team for their kindness & dedicated assistance during this difficult time.

The service celebrating Joan’s life will be held at Memory Gardens Funeral Home & Cemetery, 2723 Victoria Street N.,Breslau (Hwy 7) on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at 1:00 pm, followed by a reception.

For those wishing to make a donation in Joan’s memory, please consider Groves Memorial Community Hospital, Central Pentecostal Church or Camp Shalom.

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