Obituary: Joan T. Guignard,
Published: July 24, 2022
By: Provided by Sundquist
Joan T. Guignard
Joan Guignard, Number
Four Road, Lowville, passed away at home on Friday, July 22, 2022,
surrounded by her family who revere and adore her. Joan is survived by her husband, Julius,
with whom she owned and operated Guignard’s
Florist in Lowville and later, Guignard’s
Greenhouses on the Number Four Road in Watson. Joan and Julius were happily married for
seventy-one years. Their long and
joyful marriage has been an inspiration for many.
Along with her
husband Julius, she provided the beautiful flowers that added to
celebrations of love and life for hundreds of families in Lewis
County. The lifespan milestones of
high school proms, weddings, births of babies, illnesses and funerals were
accentuated by flower arrangements that Joan designed.
Joan was a dedicated
mother, first and foremost. During their seventy-one year
marriage, the couple had seven children, ten grandchildren, and seventeen
great-grandchildren. She was the
backbone of the family, raising her children and grandchildren to
understand the value of hard work, persistence, kindness, and unconditional
love for one another. She celebrated
their successes and consoled their losses, always encouraging each one to
do their best.
include Renee Guignard-Dino, Brenda Guignard McCue Buholtz (who
predeceased her), Tom Guignard (Maria Phillips),
Jeffrey Guignard, Susan Burr (Jerry), Greg Guignard (Kim Schneider), and Mary Lou Guignard (Claude Stewart).
include Mel McCue, Emily Burke, Julia Phillips Guignard,
Katie Reimers, Chris Guignard, Sarah Ainsworth,
Jeffrey Burr, Andrew Guignard, Joseph Guignard, and Jon Guignard. Great-grandchildren Felix McCue, Thomas
& Eli McCue, Stella & Helaina Burke,
Juliana & Noah Reimers, Natalie Glenn, Jack, Emma, & Sofia Sech,
Chloe & Chase Burr, Audrey & Owen Guignard,
as well as Alex & Hadley Guignard.
Joan is also
survived by her loving brother Virgil Taylor and son-in-law Robert Buholtz, as well as a host of extended family members
predeceased by both of her parents, Francis and
Elizabeth Taylor; her daughter, Brenda; as well as two sons-in-law, Thomas
McCue (Brenda) and Don Dino (Renee).
will be held on Tuesday, July 26, from noon to 2:00 PM at Sundquist Funeral Home, Lowville. A service to celebrate Joan’s life will
take place at 2:00 PM, followed by committal at Petries