Age 86, passed away peacefully, February 14th, 2023 with family at her side. Born in Hamilton, Ontario, November 29, 1936, the fourth and last child to Violet and Clifford Doherty. Predeceased by her brothers Jim and Bob and sister Betty. Beloved wife of the late Ernie Preece of 56 years. Although they never had children of thier own, Joan and Ernie enjoyed spoiling many nieces and nephews, plus great nieces and nephews. Joan lived a full life as a wonderful daughter, wife, aunt, and friend. She worked for 23 years at Valley City Manufacturing in Dundas, Ontario, retiring at the age of 64. Along with her husband Ernie they started the Hamilton Studebaker Chapter and spent many hours at car shows. Joan was known for her entertaining stories which she loved to repeat often, her love of animals, great sense of humor, puzzles and trashy magazines. A rare combination of someone who had a love for life and a firm understanding of what was important. Joan will be fondly remembered by both family and friends. Friends will be received by the family on Friday, February 17th from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas, where Joan’s Service will take place on Saturday, February 18th at 10:30 a.m. Private burial will take place. Donations to the Heart & Stoke Foundation or Humane Society are welcome.