Joan Gould Pesner, a social worker and interior decorator, passed away March 30, 2018, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Rabbi Adam Scheier and Cantor Gideon Zelermyer officiated at the April 2 service at Paperman’s Chapel. Interment followed at Shaar Hashomayim Cemetery. Paperman & Sons made the arrangements.
“Joan was a loving grandma, a successful shop owner for over 20 years, wealthy in kindness and an amazing cook,” the family said.
“We lost her a little bit at a time. She, along with her amazing smile, will be missed.”
Mrs. Pesner was born Nov. 1, 1930, in Montreal. She attended McGill Music Conservatory and the School of Social Work, where she was class valedictorian.
She married Hershel Mortimer Pesner on Aug. 29, 1950. Mr. Pesner passed away on Dec. 23, 2012.
A social worker for Quebec Youth Protection Services, Mrs. Pesner owned Joan Pesner’s Giftique, was an interior decorator and the director of Centre Artisanal des Femmes.
She loved to entertain and feed those she loved.
Mrs. Pesner is survived by children Marcy Lynn Pesner and Amy Pesner (Steven) Morris; and grandchildren Sarah Yael Morris, Jonathan Meyer Morris and Ari Joshua Morris.
Her daughter Shelley Ann Pesner predeceased her on April 15, 2017.
Contributions may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research or the Denver JCC.