(April 24, 1997, Gazette)
Mrs. Haire, who lived in St. John's, was born on Oct. 21, 1944. She came to work at Memorial in October 1988, as an intermediate clerk stenographer in Chemistry. In March 1990, she accepted a lateral transfer to Technical Services where she was employed at the time of her death.
Sharon Fagan, Technical Services, said Mrs. Haire was affectionately called "Aunt Joan" by many of her co-workers. "She was a fun-loving individual with a lively sense of humor, who enhanced the workplace with her pleasant disposition. Those of us who knew her were very fortunate."
Mrs. Haire is survived by her husband Mike and children Michelle, David, Lori, and Nicole, as well as a large number of relatives and friends.