Joan L. Girard


Joan L. Girard, 85, of West Chazy, N.Y., passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2019, at the McClure Respite House, Colchester, Vt. She was born in Sciota on April 29, 1934, the daughter of Jay and Elsie (Mayo) LaForest.
She is survived by her children, Jeffery Girard and Penny Girard of Beekmantown; her companion of 42 years, Owen Wood of Beekmantown; they ran Singers on Margaret St., in Plattsburgh for 40 years; her grandchildren, Vicki and Steven Tabor of Yelm, Wash., Carrie Girard and Jeff Barr of Jeffersonville, Vt., James Girard of Beekmantown; great-grandchildren, Andrew Labarge and Jaylyn Brunell of West Chazy, Abigail and Eian Lindernan of Hagerstown, Md., brothers Jay Jr and Ethel LaForest of West Chazy, Larry and Jill LaForest of Dayton, Ohio; sisters, Betty Minor of West Chazy, Peggy and George Rivers of Rouses Point, sisters-in-law Marion Laforest of Plattsburgh, Betty LaForest of Plattsburgh, Pat Girard of West Chazy, Dave and Cheryl Wood of Morrisonville.
She is predeceased by her parents; her siblings, Roland and Gordon LaForest, Gloria Wike, Barbara LaForest, and Sandra Morrow.
There will be no public calling hours or services.
A special thanks to Dr. Randy Miller, Dr. Johannes "Chris" Nunnink, Dr. William Brundage, and all their staff. Also, a special thanks to all the nurses and doctors for the care they provided.
Memorial donations may be made to the North Country Cancer Fund, PO Box 1694, Plattsburgh, NY 12901.
Arrangements are entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901 (518)-561-3980. Online condolences may be offered at
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Dawana cote
May 25, 2019
I will all way remember she came with me to pick my wedding dress. She was that type of person. May she live in peace I will never forget her in my heart forever
Pam Curtis
May 25, 2019
Dear Bob, Penny, Jeff, James......I loved Joan. She was so talented, funny, giving. I will miss our long talks and laughs and all the great times we had shopping and eating out.
Karen Barber
May 24, 2019
Joan Girard had a heart of gold and was a very talented crafter, quilter, and seamstress. Joan was always willing to share her talents with her fellow quilting friends. RIP. Karen Barber
May 24, 2019
Aunt Joan will always be in my heart and prayers. Love u Penny and Jeff
Shari Seney
May 24, 2019

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time.