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February 7, 2019

Joan Margaret Linklater (née Cochrane) of Toronto, died Feb. 7, 2019, at the age of 88. Cherished wife of the late Gordon Douglas Linklater (2013). Missed by sister-in-law, Reita Linklater; brother-in-law, Bryce Linklater, nieces, nephews and many family members in Australia. Predeceased by brothers-in-law, Harold (Nora) Linklater, and Ken Linklater; and sister-in-law, Alma Linklater. Born Aug. 29, 1930, in Sydney, Australia, Joan began her early career as an air hostess, with Trans Australia Airlines from 1950-55. She then travelled by ship to London, United Kingdom, where with other girlfriends, she was again employed as an air hostess, travelling to Europe, Africa and the Far East. In 1960, she travelled alone to Canada as a tourist and, ultimately, met her husband, Gordon, in Toronto where they were married in 1963. Joan pursued a marketing career until retirement in 1980. As a couple, they had an ardent interest in the Toronto Symphony concerts and the theatre at Stratford, Ontario, Niagara-on-the Lake, New York and London, U.K. They continued to travel together to Australia, the Far East and Europe until illness curtailed their activities. Private family funeral arrangements entrusted to the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, 757 Princes St., Kincardine, Ontario, N2Z-1Z5, 519-396-2701. Final resting place, Kincardine Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society or a charity of your choice, would be appreciated as expression of sympathy.