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in memory of

Joan Wishart

Joan Wishart

17th October 1926 - 22nd May 2021


So very much loved by

Husbands Frank (dec) and David (dec)

Children John & Gisela, Viv & Andrew, Phil (dec) & Fiona, Steve (dec) & Wendy (dec)

Grandchildren Carrie & Katherine, Kristiana & Jonathan, Pia, Fraser, Tom and Cesc,

Great-granddaughter Pearl.

What a woman! She was our matriarch!

She will be greatly missed.


Due to the current Covid restrictions, Joan's service has now been postponed.


Further details regarding a public celebration of Joan's life after restrictions ease

will be placed here when available.


A private cremation will be held.


4 responses to “Joan Wishart”

  1. Alice Clague says:

    Joan Wishart
    Joan joined the Castlemaine Branch of the Embroiderers Guild, Victoria in 2002. Early that year she volunteered to be Branch Secretary, a position to which she was duly elected at the A.G.M. Joan capably fulfilled that role until July 2006. When she stepped down as Secretary, Joan, always interested and knowledgeable about the history of embroidery, offered to write articles for the Branch’s monthly newsletter, “Needlepoints” (an 8 page A5 publication). These were always well researched and of great interest to members. Two articles published in 2006 were “Solving the Mystery of the Peacock Dress” and “A Voyage in Jacobean Embroidery” then in 2007 “Embroidery for Millionaires” and “Deerfield Embroidery”. These are just a few of the articles written by Joan, always much appreciated by the membership and also by me as Needlepoints Editor for many years.
    It was around this time that our small publication came to the notice of The State Library. They thought it a great social history and requested we post them to a copy each month. Later we were able to email copies to the library.
    In 2015 Joan relinquished her membership and was sadly missed. Many, who were early members of Castlemaine Branch, will hold strong and loving memories of Joan and would wish to extend their sincere condolences to her family, as I do.
    Alice Clague

  2. Antoinette O’Shaughnessy says:

    My deepest sympathy to Joan’s family. She was compassionate, fiercely intelligent and with a sharp wit.
    It was an honour to be there as her cardiac nurse and friend over the past 5-6 years.
    Vale Joan. I shall never forget you!

  3. Vicki Nankervis says:

    My family and I will so miss Joan. What a woman, indeed.
    A long life, so well lived.

  4. Colin Archer says:

    So sorry to hear of Joan’s passing.
    She was my mother’s neighbour for only a short time however we got to know this wonderfully interesting and interested woman.
    Our deepest sympathy to Joan’s family.
    – Colin and Tony.

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Funeral Details

At the request of the family, a private service was held.