It is with sadness that the family of Mrs. Joan Crouse announces her passing at the Kirkland & District Hospital on Sunday, July 5, 2009 at the age of 71 years. She was predeceased by her son Todd Crouse; parents Winnie and John King McGuire and parents in law Bea and Lyall Crouse. Joan will be lovingly remembered by her husband Ernie Crouse and their five children Scott (Karen) Crouse, Jo-Ann (Don) Anderson, Patti (Kevin) Connolly, Tracey (Dan) Thomas and Peter (Sheila) Crouse. She was a devoted grandmother to Matthew, Erika, Olivia, Emily, Megan, Samantha, Sarah, Mitchell, Taigen, Tyler, Jesse, Bradey and Trevan and great grandmother to Jace. She is survived by her sisters Maureen (late Joe) Connolly and Eileen (Glen) Wilberforce; brothers John (Betty) McGuire and Terry (Janet) McGuire and many nieces, nephews and extended family. The Crouse family will receive relatives and friends at the Monette & French Funeral Home on Saturday, July 11, 2009 from 10:00 a.m. followed by a funeral service in the “Teck-Hughes Chapel” at 11:00 a.m. with The Reverend Edna Murdy officiating. Donations in Joan’s memory may be made to the Kirkland & District Hospital “Renovate A Room Campaign” (P.O. Box 3000 Kirkland Lake, ON. P2N 3P4).