In Memory of

Joanne Watson


Monday November 27, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9pm.


Tuesday November 28, 2017 at 11am in Trinity United Church Beeton.

WATSON: Joanne Darlene
Peacefully, at Matthews House Hospice Alliston, surrounded by her loving family on November 23, 2017. Joanne (nee: Jerry) in her 65th year, beloved wife of Ernie “Butch” Watson. Loving mother of Justin (Jane), and Joe (Krista). Dear sister of Bob Jerry, Brian Jerry, and Wendy English (Barry). Forever in the hearts of her nieces Melanie English and Samantha Visser, her dear friend Debbie McKeown, and her extended family and many friends.
The family will receive friends at Rod Abrams Funeral Home 1666 Tottenham Rd. Tottenham 905-936-3477 on Monday November 27, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9pm. Funeral service will be held in Trinity United Church Beeton on Tuesday November 28, 2017 at 11am. Interment to follow in Trinity Cemetery Beeton. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

“God saw you getting tired, When a cure was not to be.   So He wrapped his arms around you, and whispered, “come to me.”   You didn’t deserve what you went through, So He gave you rest.   God’s garden must be beautiful, He only takes the best.   And when I saw you sleeping, So peaceful and free from pain.   I could not wish you back, To suffer that again.”

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Memorial Tribute

“Joanne Watson”
  1. Bonnie Fortune wrote:

    Joanne you are free of pain you will be missed and our love goes out to you and your family. So glad you and Ernie and you traveled and made the best of your time together. May the family and friends feel the support of Gods love.

  2. Marlene Aitchison wrote:

    Joanne will be greatly missed. Our families have shared some great times together. Joanne was a kind and gentle woman who love her family so much. Praying for comfort for you Ernie and family as you go through this difficult time.

  3. Noelle & John Andrews wrote:

    Joanne had a smile for everyone. Condolences to her family.

  4. Louise and Lyle Longhurst wrote:

    Ernie and family:
    We were saddened to hear that Joanne had passed away. Over the years battling this horrible disease Joanne inspired us all with her strength and courage. Please accept our warmest sympathy.

  5. Hal and Madelyn Rutledge wrote:

    Dear Ernie and family
    So sorry for your loss. Joanne was an amazingly strong and beautiful woman. She never stopped smiling and never complained. She was definitely inspirational to all of us. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

  6. bob and brenda pearce wrote:

    Joanne was a great lady, will be missed by all who knew her.

  7. Dianah Warrington wrote:

    A beautiful lady who always had a smile for everyone. So sorry Joey, Ernie, Justin and family, for your loss.

  8. Lisa and Chris McGuire wrote:

    Our condolences to the family. It was a pleasure to have known this lovely lady. RIP Jo

  9. Donna Knapp wrote:

    I was so very sorry to hear of Joanne’s passing. Joanne always had a smile for everyone. She will be missed by all who knew her. My sincere sympathy to Ernie, Justin, Joe and the entire family.

  10. Phil Hayhoe wrote:

    Joanne was always so friendly and kind to my family. My prayers for all of you as you go through this difficult time.

  11. George and Jane Jackson wrote:

    So sorry to hear of Joannes passing. Have great memories of our time together at the RBC. She always had a smile. Our sincere condolences to Ernie and family
    Jane and George Jackson

  12. Katie Milligan wrote:

    Joanne was such a positive, beautiful woman… her presence really lit up the room. With a heavy heart, sending my deepest condolences to Ernie, Justin and Joe.

  13. Jim & Mae Aiken wrote:

    Condolences to Ernie and the family.
    Her Dad & I coached her in
    hockey; she was always a good team sport, always happy & fun to be with & an excellent hockey player.
    Jim & Mae Aiken & Family

  14. Alan & Wendy Masters & family wrote:

    Joanne was such a sweetie in every way.So much fun,so loving and the best sense of humour that made us laugh always.Ernie,Justin,Joey and family we are so very sorry you are in our hearts,prayers and thoughts.

  15. Ray an Brenda Lisk wrote:

    Joanne was a kind soul, gifted in many ways. She inspired us all with her strength and grace. Our heart goes out to the family.

  16. BONNIE ROBINSON wrote:

    sending my condolence to the family

  17. Garry & Cheryl Clark wrote:

    Our sympathy Ernie to you and your family. While it is so hard to say goodbye may she rest easy free of pain.

  18. Susie Robinson wrote:

    Sorry for your loss.Joanne was very kind lady..Deepest sympathy.❤

  19. Bob & Pat Jackson wrote:

    We are very sorry for your loss. Joanne has certainly earned her rest. Cherish your memories.

  20. Shauneen and Iain Mackay wrote:

    May you rest in peace Joanne, Our condolences to your family.

  21. Maria Giovannone wrote:

    Rest In Peace Joanne your warm smile and beautiful soul will be missed.

  22. Linda Armstrong wrote:

    Ernie and boys.
    It’s a very sad day for all of you and for the community that Joanne spent so much time enjoying.I looked forward to paying my taxes so I could have visit with her and maybe share a joke. The whole community will miss her too.

  23. Pat boland wrote:

    So sorry, she always had a winning smile for everyone, so sad but glad she is not suffering. ❤️

  24. Sue and Dave Jevons wrote:

    So sorry to hear of your loss Ernie. Joanne was a real sweetheart. She fought so bravely. Thinking of you fondly.

  25. Betty Decaire (Robinson) wrote:

    To all the Jerry family ..
    my deepest condolences ,we were neighbors for years!!
    sorry for your great loss…
    sincerely Betty..

  26. Sheila. Patton wrote:

    So very sorry to hear of Joanne’s passing Ernie. You and your family will miss her beautiful and bubbly personality dearly. Take comfort in the positive impact that she has had on the many lives she has touched.

  27. Elsie & Brian Newbigging wrote:

    We have lost a great Beeton girl! Her smile & kindness will be missed. She is not suffering any longer.

  28. Robert & Audra Calhoun wrote:

    So sad to hear the news. I dont think I ever saw Jo without a smile on her face or in her eyes. Such a sweet person. My heart goes out to you Ernie and your family. Much love from the whole Coburn family.xo

  29. Barb Tooley wrote:

    I am so sorry to hear of Joanne’s passing. I remember so many good times at the arena when our kids were small. Rest Easy. My thoughts are with your family as they walk the road without you

  30. Richard and Robin Norcross wrote:

    Such heartbreaking news. A smile that lit up an entire room. I enjoyed our time working together but more importantly our friendship

  31. Tracy and Peter Andrews wrote:

    Ernie and family,
    So sad to hear of Joanne’s passing. Her smile and presence will be missed all around town. Hugs.

  32. Ron and Sue Fox wrote:

    Our deepest sympathies to all of the family.

  33. Sharon Wadel(Lisk) wrote:

    My condolences Ernie and family.. I remember Jo as a wonderful person when we were younger and I am sure she didnt change when she got older.

  34. Andrea DeWit (niece of Judy Ryan) wrote:

    Ernie, Justin and Joe, Marianne (Judy’s sister and my mom) and I send our deepest condolences on the death of Joanne (Martha). It’s been years since our adventures at Oxtongue Lake but I still look back with fond memories. Rest in peace, Martha. Love to you all.

  35. Joan & Jack Colwell wrote:

    Ernie and Family. We are sorry to hear about Joanne. She fought so hard and had so much pain. Now she is at peace. We shall miss her amazing smile and sense of humour. She always took the time to have a conversation any time we met her.She has left many rich memories behind for her family and her friends.She will never be forgotten.

  36. Steve & Linda Anthony wrote:

    Our deepest condolences to all of you.

  37. Shirley Ross wrote:

    Our sincere condolences Ernie, Justin & Joe. Joanne you are free from pain, rest easy dear. We will miss your awesome smile and never forget you and cherish your memories.

  38. Karrie Dohnal wrote:

    Joanne always had the best sense of humour – I will never forget such a wonderful lady. My thoughts are with you all.

  39. Heather Reid wrote:

    It was a joy to work with Joanne. Her kindness and wonderful sense of humour will stay with us always. My deepest sympathy to her family and friends. She will be missed.

  40. Lisa Shaler wrote:

    Ernie, Justin & Joey,
    It was our pleasure knowing you all these years. We have enjoyed being your neighbors for 10 years and friends for 23 years. Joanne will be missed and you will be in our hearts. Please let us know if we can do anything for you Ernie. Matthews House is here to help you in your loss. Our sincerest sympathy to you and the family.

  41. Gord &Carol Ball wrote:

    Ernie & Family
    Our sincere condolences on the passing of Joanne, our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

  42. Lucy Coates-Goorts wrote:

    I will always remember by Hockey teammate “Juicy” and the years playing on the Beeton BBees Ladies hockey team. Her smile has never changed!

  43. Dan Lonic wrote:

    To Ernie and the Watson family, our sincerest condolences. It was a pleasure to have had Joanne and the Watson family as neighbours for almost 10 years.Our thoughts are with you.

  44. Betty and Dion Sheppard wrote:

    Dear Ernie and family. So sorry to hear of Juiceys passing she was a strong and wonderful woman! She will be sadly missed! Xo

  45. Steve de la Bastide wrote:

    To Ernie, Justin and the Watson family, my sincere condolences. Thoughts and prayers are with you. I remember from volleyball days gone by.And yes; the smile!

  46. Marilyn Coulter wrote:

    My sincere condolences Ernie, Justin and Joe on the loss of Joanne. My thoughts are with you all at such a difficult time.

  47. Terri Brown wrote:

    Ernie I am so sorry for your loss. Joanne was a beautiful woman inside and out. The many years we spent together in Hockey and softball will always be entrenched in my memory and my heart. I wish you strength and for “Juicy” she is at rest now! God bless.

  48. Pat & John james wrote:

    Dear Ernie, Joey & Justin
    Our hearts go out to you, knowing that your life is forever changed without Joanne. She has left a beautiful legacy of family and friends behind, and we hope that the love and strength of this legacy will help you in the difficult times ahead. I will forever remember her walking by the house with a coffee in her hand and her smiling “hello”! Blessings for God’s peace.

  49. Gregory Terlecki & Miguel Monast wrote:

    Joanne always radiated sunshine whenever we saw her. She will continue to be an inspiration. Sincere condolences to all who knew and loved her. The beautiful photo here, is, our Joanne.

  50. Todd &Laurie Ayers wrote:

    We are so sorry to hear of Joanne’s passing. Ernie, and Justin, our prayers are with you and your family. At peace at last.

  51. Ron & Norma Radyk wrote:

    Ernie & Family
    Our Thoughts Are With You All,In Your Many Hours Of Grief And Sorrow.

  52. George and Irene Dawe wrote:

    Ernie and the Watson family

    It was a privilege to have known Joanne.Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow.

  53. Paula, Tim, Cal and Tessa Marengeur wrote:

    Brian, we are sorry for the loss of your sister. We did not find out until after the visitation or we would have shown our support for you and your family.

    Ernie, we are sorry for the loss of your wife, Joanne. Cal really enjoyed delivering papers to the both of you for all of those years when he was younger. Our condolences to the entire family.

  54. Neil and Brenda Chappell wrote:

    Dear Ernie and Family,

    We were saddened to hear of Joanne’s passing. Our prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  55. Debbie & Al Longland wrote:

    Ernie, Justin & Jane, Joey & Krista, Bob, Brian, Wendy and families, our sincere condolences. Jo Jo was one of a kind. She was the kind of person that I had the pleasure of knowing and working with. She will not be easily forgotten and I am sure we will continue to have lots of laughs, shed a few tears as we reminisce down memory lane. Until we meet again, Jo Jo
    Those we love remain with us for love itself lives on and cherished memories never fade because a love one is gone. For as long as there is a memory, they will live on in our hearts.

  56. KEITH 7 ELAINE DRURY wrote:


  57. Bernice Arnold wrote:

    So, so sorry to learn of Joanne’s passing. She was someone I feel blessed to have known. My condolences and prayers to her family.


    Ernie, Justin & Joey
    We are both very sorry to hear of Joanne’s passing. Her friendly greetings and smile will be missed deeply here in Beeton by all.

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