PAYNTER, Joan - In Loving Memory of Joan Paynter. Joan was born to Elsie & Harry Illingworth at Tisdale, Sask. On December 19, 1925. She was raised east of Arborfield. She became a school teacher at age 17 with only six weeks of summer school. Her first school was Connell Creek with 38 students grades 1-10. She then taught at Hagstrom School for one year, then Kirkton School for one year, it was during this year she met her husband to be Roy Paynter. They were married on August 28, 1946. Together Roy and Joan farmed. One son Allan was born to this union on May 27, 1952. Roy passed away two months after their 25th wedding anniversary on October 27, 1971. Joan was a very generous loving caring person to everyone she knew. Her passion in life was her garden and flowers which she took great pride in. She was a great poetry writer. She loved baking and supplied lots for funerals and bake sales. In 2004 she met a very special friend and partner Russell Bacon. They were together until Russells passing in 2014. Joan is survived by her son Allan and his wife Sylvia and family. Numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her five sisters and five brother-in-laws. Funeral services were held on January 4, 2017 from the Kinistino Legion Hall with Rev. Chris Dow officiating. Interment took place at the Kinistino Cemetery. Pallbearers were Larry Paynter, Calvin Reiner, Larry Court, Darryl Johnson, Colin Reiner, Corey Bacon. The pianist was Betty Mitchell. Ushers were Terry Ford and Roley Ford. Memorial book attendants were Brendan Reiner and Gage Bacon. Memorial contributions in memory of Joan may be directed to Kinistino Half Century Club. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to MELFORT FUNERAL HOME LTD. 306 752-2714 HREF="http://www.melfortfuneralhome.com">www.melfortfuneralhome.com
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