Passed away peacefully at Country Lodge on Friday 26th November, surrounded by family after a short illness. Dearly loved wife of John and much loved mother and mother in law of Ruth, Peter and Joanne, Mary and David. Adored Gma of Oliver, Alice and Sam and GGma of Noah. A service to celebrate Joan’s life will be held at St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 22 Meura St, Matamata on Friday 3rd December at 11am. Should anyone desire, contributions may be sent to St John, 32 Rawhiti Ave, Matamata or direct debited to ASB 12 3438000 3592 00. Messages to the Townshend family C/- Broadway Funeral Home, 10 Short St, Matamata 3400.