Obituary of Joan McVichie
Joan McVichie passed away peacefully in the care of her loving family at her daughter & husband's cottage retreat in the fresh air, lakes & hills near Mont Tremblant, Québec soon after turning 85.
Joan was born to parents Donald John & Hilda Elizabeth (née Roy) McVichie & grew up on the family farm near the village of Bainsville, in the easternmost corner of Ontario. She was predeceased by her older brothers, Roy McVichie & John Ronald McVichie & Ronald's wife Mary Helen (née McIntyre) McVichie. She was also predeceased by her former husband & her children's father, William Joseph Cashion.
She is survived by 3 adult children & their spouses. First born son, Tyler Cashion & his wife, Louise Rogers-Cashion, second born son, Ryan Cashion & her third born daughter, Kara Jo Cashion & her husband Brent MacGillis. She is also survived by her long-time former companion, Norman R. Barry & his family.
She will also be dearly missed by her two grandchildren, Hayden & Nolan Cashion, her many nieces & nephews across Canada, her first cousin Heather Brownlee, cousins & neighbours she grew up with & distant cousins that she found through researching her family tree in retirement.
Joan had a wealth of other lifetime friends she remained in contact with from childhood, high school in Alexandria, Ontario, nursing school days in Cornwall, Ontario, graduating in 1959, many wonderful colleagues & long-time friends she met when she changed from nursing to become a highly-valued social worker with the City of Ottawa.
Joan benevolently chose to donate her body to science with the University of Ottawa.
A Celebration of Life in the style of a joyous Irish Wake for a true Scot party is planned for the afternoon of Sunday October 23nd, 2022 in Downtown Ottawa.
For those wishing, please consider a donation to Hospice Care Ottawa, a charity that Joan supported frequently.
Alternately please get in touch with either Kara, Ryan or Tyler for any further information.
Highland Park Cemetery
2037 Mcgee Side Road,
Carp, Ontario K0A 1L0
Telephone: (613) 831-4600