BONE, Joan Marlene

We are saddened to announce that Mrs. Joan Marlene Bone (nee Shires), peacefully and with family members by her side, passed away at the age of 88 at Hastings Manor in Belleville, on October 25, 2020. She became very close with her Hastings Manor Family and we are forever grateful for the compassion and care she received there. Joan was born August 17, 1932 in Prince Edward County, the first daughter of Kathleen (Kay) Casista, nee Gorman. She married Doug Bone in 1951 and together they had 5 children. Joan loved to dance, travel and spend time with her family and her friends. She is survived by her sister, Jeannie (Patricia), children Christine, Steven (Lynette), Daniel (Marsha), Cathy (Jeff –deceased), and Mary (Phil); grandchildren Jessica, Douglas (Leanne), Lucy (Bronson), Henry (Sarah), George, MacKenzie, Skylar, Desmond, Hayley (Jessica) and Jackie; step-grandchildren Adam and Isaac; great-grandchildren Gavin, Tyson and Ronnie and nephew Christopher (Leah), great nephews James and Henry. She was pre-deceased by her husband Doug and sister Sandra (Norm). Visitation will be held at Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West, Belleville (613-968-2273), on Sunday, November 1st, 2020, from 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., and 3:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Church, 399 Victoria Avenue, Belleville, on Monday, November 2nd, 2020, at 11:00 a.m.  Due to current gathering restrictions, attendance is limited at the visitations and the Funeral Mass. If you wish to attend during one of the visitation times and/or Funeral Mass, please email your request to and include “Bone” in the subject line, and include the names of the attendees. Masks are mandatory. The Funeral Mass will be Live Streamed. Please see the Steele Funeral Home Website for further details ( A private graveside service to follow at St. James Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Canadian Hearing Society or Hastings Manor would be appreciated by the family. A Celebration of Joan’s life will be held at a later date when it is safe to do so.