Joan Anne Redden
♪These are a
few of Joan’s favorite things.♪
Bach, Chopin and Beethoven, freshly baked bread, cruising the Caribbean, smiles and laughter, hand bells ringing, voices singing, hugs and kisses, lots of love
for her family and friends.
Joan Anne Redden (Newcomb) – age 84, of Kentville, passed away May 6, 2019. Born in Moncton, New Brunswick, she was a daughter of the late Herbert and Anne (Smyth) Newcomb. Surviving family members, daughter, The Reverend Sheila Redden-Smith (Doug Smith); sons, The Reverend Canon Gordon Redden (Mary Lu Redden); David Redden (Janine Redden); Brian Redden (Richelle Brown Redden), nine grand children and eight great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband of 55 years, Frank Redden. Joan worked as a legal secretary in law firms in Montreal and Kentville and later as an administrative assistant at Scotia Bank, Kentville. Over the span of 50 or more years, Joan was a church organist and choir director of numerous Valley churches and also played the piano for worship services with residents of nursing and retirement homes. Joan and her husband, Frank, volunteered with Meals on Wheels. She was a pastoral visitor on behalf of her church to local nursing homes and hospitals. She supported the social events and fundraising efforts of her church. Her hobbies included baking, reading, knitting, sewing, tole painting, chair wickering, card making, yoga and walking. A celebration of life, followed by a reception, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 11, 2019 in the Kentville United Baptist Church, 503 Main Street, Kentville, Reverend Devin Johnstone officiating. A private family burial will take place in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Kentville. Donations in memory may be made to Grand View Manor (110A Commercial Street, Berwick, NS B0P 1E0), or a charity of one’s choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.