MURRAY, Joan Marie, RN – 80, Lower Barney’s River, passed away on August 30, 2016 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow, surrounded by her family. Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late Stanley Albert and Patricia Nora (Thompson) Mason. She was a graduate of The Children’s Hospital School of Nursing in Halifax. As a Registered Nurse, she worked at the Aberdeen Hospital for 35 years as a Head Nurse and then Nursing Supervisor. Following retirement, Joan continued to provide “nursing” support in her community. She was a lifelong member of St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, Merigomish where she served in various capacities. Joan was an active volunteer in her community for many years. She served as secretary, treasurer and marker with Murray’s Point Cemetery. Surviving are her daughter, Helen (Ronnie) Farrell, Lower Barney’s River; sons, Wallace Murray (Bonnie) and Donald Peter Murray, Lower Barney’s River; sister, Marion (Rev. Laurence) Mawhinney, Lunenburg; grandchildren, Sarah (Josh), Jeanne (Chris), David (Lindsay), Michael (Shauna-Rae), Jeremy, Emily and Allison; four great-grandchildren; an aunt, uncle, sister-in-law, many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Lyall Olding Murray.