JACOBSEN, Joan May (née Aird) 1924-2017

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On October 8th, Joan Aird Jacobsen died peacefully in her home, surrounded by family, caregivers, Nova nurses and her two pussycats. She was the beloved wife of the late George Jacobsen; much-loved sister of Paul Aird (Linda Pim) and the late David Aird (Barbara); cherished aunt of Lyn Barsevskis (the late Paul), Diana Aird; Betsy Aird (Peter Lang); Susie Aird (Clifford Dalphy), Mary Aird (Chris Koberstein); and great-aunt of Mark Barsevskis, Peter Barsevskis; Sarah Fox, Tyler Aird, Alicia Aird, and Katherine Koberstein.

Joan graduated from Westmount High and then served in the Women’s Division of the Royal Canadian Air Force as a Morse code transmitter. She was stationed in Newfoundland and Labrador. After World War II, she worked at Eaton’s as a Buyer and then Director of Eaton’s Fashion Bureau. Joan’s fashion shows were highly rated and her coup was bringing the British model Twiggy to Montreal. Work necessitated a lot of travel and Joan became a world-wide traveler, keeping in touch with family and making friends everywhere.

Many interests, sports and hobbies filled Joan’s days. She was on the Board of Directors of the Lake of Two Mountains Hunt Club and the Fulford House. She was a committed volunteer with Meals on Wheels, Hudson Country Homes Tour and the World Wildlife Fund. Joan was an avid sportswoman. She rode with the Lake of Two Mountains Hunt, cross country and downhill skied, skated, sailed and swam. Joan loved meeting with her bridge groups and was a member of various arts groups, especially those involving theatre, music and visual arts.

A special thanks to Dr. Poole, the dedicated caregivers, the NOVA Hudson Nurses and the Hudson First Responders whose compassion and care were so comforting during Joan’s final months at her home.

The church service will be held at 2:00 p.m. at St. James’ Church, Hudson, QC on Monday, October 16.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that donations be made to NOVA Hudson, 465 Main Road, Hudson, QC J0P 1H0 or the charity of your choice.