Joan Hayden, the Matriarch of Blue Spruce, passed gently into that good night on October 9, 2014.  She was in her 89th year.

In the late 40’s and early 50’s, prior to their move to the north country, Jack and Joan managed the York Mills skating rink, swimming pool and tennis courts in Hogg’s Hollow for Joan’s father.  In January of 1954, Joan and Jack purchased the summer home of Charlie Bishop.  Together, they made a life and raised a family on the Oxtongue.  Their work ethic and ability to play to each other’s personality strengths were instrumental in helping to make Blue Spruce the success they hoped it would be.

Joan made an effort to attend every Lake Association meeting.  She believed that it was of utmost importance to support the organization that would help shape our community.  Joan often commented how fortunate she was, to be able to live and work in such a beautiful part of the world where she was able to make so many great friends.  She was a grand lady whose heart will be here forever.