Lale, Joan Beatrice (Hassan) of St. Thomas, passed away on Friday, September 27th, 2013, at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in her 70th year. Daughter of the late Helen Near and the late Donald Lale and mother of Kim and Laurie. Dear friend of Mary Lou Plant of St. Thomas. Joan was born in Hamilton on January 4th, 1944. Cremation. No visitation Remembrances may be made to the charity of choice. Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas in charge of arrangements.