July 14, 1944 – May 9, 2015
Joan passed away peacefully on May 9, 2015, after a long illness. She was in her 71st year. Joan is survived by her long-time partner, Raymond Shortman of Dundas; her sons Ian, Simon (Lesley); her grandson, Liam; and brother David Hardcastle in England. A very special thank you to Casey, Janet & Steve, Carolina, Martin (Tom) & Maria, Amanda, and Lynn & Chris. Joan had many friends and family who thought the world of her. Please know that the family is very grateful for your love and support to her over the years. Thank you to Dr. Laurie Elit and her team; the nurses, doctors, staff at the Juravinski Cancer Centre & Hospital, especially in Section C-3. And to her homecare nurse, Mui, for her help above and beyond the call of duty these past few years. Friends will be received by the family, on Thursday afternoon & evening from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at the Cattel, Eaton & Chambers Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas, where the Celebration of Joan’s Life will be held on Friday May 15th at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. If you wish, donations in Joan’s name may be made to the Juravinski Hospital & Cancer Centre.
Peace be with you dear Joan. Much love to you. My God bless you.
Simon and Leslie and the whole family, please know that John and I are thinking about you during this very difficult time of transition. I suspect that the transition is no longer difficult for Joan, but it’s those who are left behind. We are so happy that she was able to be in our home and share in your “first” wedding ceremony. As time goes on, I know that the pain of lose begins to lessen, but what happens is an acute awareness of her presence. You will find so many ways in which you feel her goodness and love – which is now unlimited. Lots of love to you, Liam and Ian and your dad Simon.
Ian & Simon and Family:
My thoughts and prayers are with you all at the passing of your beautiful Mom.
I remember when you lived in the apartment below us and we use to play in the tree fort out back.
Those were the good old days.
Love Sharon & Family
Our sincere condolences to you Raymond, Ian, Simon and Liam. You lost your partner, mom, nana and we lost a best friend! Joan fought a long hard battle of which we all appreciated. We were lucky to have many more years than we should have. Anyone who new her will have many great memories of which we will treasure. May you rest in peace Joan.
Will miss our Sunday chats. Sleep well.
Shirley and Pete
Dear Raymond and family , we only knew Joan for a short while , and were always happy to be in her company . It is with great sadness that we heard of her passing. May you comfort one another . With sympathy , Gay and John
Tom, Ian & Simon, so sorry to hear your sad news about Joan. Fond memories of your time at Drury Road West Harrow. Joan was much loved by all who knew her. God bless. Best wishes Kathy, Mary, & Dorothy
I was only two or three when Joan came to live with my mum and dad – Colin and Shirley Hinton and our family – Joan would have been15 or so – I don’t remember very much about the time she was with us but I know how fond of her my mum and dad are and would always read the letters she sent to them. I remember speaking to her on the phone a few years ago when I happened to be at mum and dad’s when she rang. She has been through a lot in her life and I am full of admiration for her positive approach. Raymond you meant so much to Joan, she always mentioned you and how much you supported her – she was blessed to have you by her side. My thoughts are with you, Ian, Simon, Liam and David at this difficult time God bless you and Joan Love Sue xx
Joan darling, It was a pleasure and honour having you stay with us during your teenage years. We and our family have admired and loved you ever since.
May God bless you and keep you always. Shirley, Colin and family.
To Simon, Ian and all the extended family and friends of Joan,
Our deepest condolences for your loss. Such a brave lady she was to have fought a long battle with such determination. Celebrate her life and let the loving memories of her fill your hearts.
Wanda & Mike McCulligh