Joan was my fathers sister. She was a lovely aunt, always cheerful and kind. When I was young the families often got together. There was always lots of giggling Over the years we always kept in touch, I went on holiday to Majorca with the family in 1972. I took my new fiancé up to the hotel in Scotland to meet Joan and Lewis. We went to Mill cottage in Moniave with our daughters and attended the big anniversary party in Scotland. She came and stayed with us on several occasions and my husband and daughters always enjoyed her visits. Sue and Joan came to our daughter, Louise’s wedding in 2011 and I have some lovely photos of them. They also came to our younger daughter, Alexandra’s 21st party. It was an evening to remember! The last time time we met was in Swanage when we stayed at the Pig hotel. She came for lunch with Jenny and despite being 97 and blind she was still able to enjoy her lunch with a gin and tonic. I have many happy memories of a very lovely and exceptional lady.