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Joan Mitchell

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Mitchell: Joan Emily,
Peacefully at Matthews House Hospice Alliston, with her loving family by her side, on Monday January 25, 2021. Joan Mitchell in her 79th year, beloved partner of the late Bruce Nevilles. Loving sister of Diane Lavigne (John), and Muriel Quail (the late Tom). Dearly loved aunt of Robert Lavigne (Heather), Danielle D’Eon (Geoff), Kerry Quail (Celina), Cathy McDowell (Andrew), and Tommy Quail. Sadly missed by her great nieces Sarah, Ashley, Emily, Kaitlynn, and by her great nephew Noah. Forever in the hearts of all of her extended family and friends. Joan, known to many as Joanie, was a lifelong member of the Tottenham Legion, where she served as both past President and on the Executive of the Ladies Auxiliary. Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Joan’s Life will be held at a time when we can once again safely gather in groups. For those who wish, donations to Matthews House Hospice Alliston would be appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to Rod Abrams Funeral Home Tottenham. Condolences for Joan’s Family may be left at www.RodAbramsFuneralHome.com.

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Memorial Tribute

“Joan Mitchell”
  1. Sharon Lance-Murphy wrote:

    Another piece of our family, has left us too soon. You will always be remembered. ❤️

  2. anna& merv mcdowell wrote:

    Are thoughts& prayers go with her on this sad day i loved you joan [anna.]

  3. Rosa & Frank Caradonna wrote:

    Condolences to the family, we have many wonderful memories of Joan
    Daniel so sorry for your loss your
    Aunt was amazing and will be missed.

  4. Maggi Sheedy wrote:

    Joan loved (and was loved by) her family, her friends & the Tottenham community. I’ll always remember our summer evening walks around town. We didn’t go too far before having to stop because someone wanted to talk to Joan. It seemed that she knew everyone!
    Over the years she entertained me with many stories about her life in Tottenham. She had an amazing memory for long-ago events & people she knew since childhood. Her passing has left an empty spot in our world.
    My condolences to Joan’s loyal family & many friends.

  5. Donna Knapp wrote:

    Dear Diane and family,
    My sincere condelences to all. I will miss my conversations with Joan over the years and always had a great time when we got together. She was a sweet person who will always be in my heart.

  6. Vernon Burnie wrote:

    Always loved Joan…a Tottenham original, you will be dearly missed by all

  7. Michele Carmichael wrote:

    My sincere sympathies.

    RIP Joan. You were a lovely lady.

  8. John Doyle & Terry O’Connor wrote:

    Our deepest sympathies to Joan’s family. She was the most warm and friendly person and will be missed with great sadness.

  9. Renee & Aaron Brown wrote:

    So sorry for your loss

  10. Lisa Portolese wrote:

    Kerry, Muriel and Tom, I’m so sorry. Please accept my condolences to your entire family and heartfelt prayers. It’s so sad when someone is taken from us too soon.

  11. JoAnn McIntosh wrote:

    So sorry to hear of Joan’s passing, my condolences to all of her family…Joan was such a kind lovely lady, I have very fond memories of Joan and her family.

  12. JoAnn McIntosh wrote:

    So sorry to hear of Joan’s passing, my condolences to all of her family.Joan was a lovely kind lady and I have such fond memories of her and all of her family, Joan was very proud proud of you all.

  13. Lori cochrane wrote:

    Our sincerest condolences to Diane and family. Joan was a great lady and will be missed dearly.

  14. Joan Hammond wrote:

    So very sad to hear of Joan’s passing we had strokes at the same time and we were in touch a lot at that time. She was such a kind person and will be missed in Tottenham and the legion she was a staple in the town and will be missed by her loving family especially her sister Diane they were so close ,thinking of you Diane..it is so hard to lose someone you love so much believe me I know..

  15. Evelyn Wadden wrote:

    So sad to hear of Joanie passing my condolences to all of her family Joan was a lovely lady

  16. Linda Gill wrote:

    Our condolences to Joanie’s family. Having known her for many years from school crossing guard, Tottenham Legion events & our many visits at Tim Horton’s. She will be greatly missed around town.

  17. Corina (Broome) Matts wrote:

    I am so saddened to hear of Joans passing. She was always willing to help out with a smile and on a number of occasions when we rented the Legion. She was there from initial call to rent, making sure all was to our liking, setting out good and of course she loved to listen to the music being played. So many Tottenham originals are departing and Joannie was one of them! .

  18. John Thompson & family wrote:

    We are so profoundly sad to hear of Joan’s passing. She was
    the most wonderful, kind person with the most infectious laugh and smile. We would like to extend our sincerest condolences to all her family and many friends.

  19. Sandra TESSIER wrote:

    Our sincere condolences to all of Joan’s family

  20. Sharon Lawton & Lino Ganeo wrote:

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to Joan’s family. Joan was a lovely lady. Will miss you Joan.

  21. Claudette Klutz wrote:

    So sorry to hear of Joan’s passing my sincere condolences to Diane and family at this time

  22. Janice Milne wrote:

    John and I are saddened to hear of Joanie’s passing. Her sense of humour and infectious smile will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers to the entire family.

  23. Becky and Tom wrote:

    We are so sad to hear of Joan’s passing. She was wonderful and we will miss her so much. We have so many wonderful memories of her at the Legion!

  24. Sharon Patterson wrote:

    To the family. I am very sorry for your loss. Joan was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed. Our condolences to the family.
    Sharon and Brian patterson.

  25. Nolin and Shirley Morrow wrote:

    We are so sorry to hear of Joan’s passing. She was a great person and we enjoyed her humor. We will keep you all in our prayers. God Bless

  26. bonnie robinson wrote:

    SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS sending you my condolences

  27. David & Dorothy Vienneau wrote:

    We are so sorry to hear of Joan’s
    Passing our deepest sympathy go out to the family may Joan R.I.P

    David & Dorothy Vienneau & Family

  28. Lynda & Herb Hastings wrote:

    Diane, John, Muriel and families: One of the original Mill St. kids…It was always a pleasure when I happened to run into Joan somewhere in town. Always friendly and ready to chat! Server extroadinaire at the Legion dinners and memorable school crossing guard. Our deep condolences to you all. May your memories stay forever in your hearts.

  29. Ann Mason wrote:

    Joan will be greatly missed, but her warmth, kindness, sense of humor & gentle spirit will be remembered forever. RIP my dear friend, hugs

  30. Jennifer & Mike Hodges wrote:

    Diane and family, We are sorry to hear of your beloved sister’s passing. Please accept our heartfelt condolences.

  31. Amanda Ranby wrote:

    So sad to hear of Joan’s passing Joan liked to watch the blue jays games and also liked going to Sunday music in the park to see her favourite band Sean Richard Burke I will miss her not only was she a client of mine. we became friends she will be missed by me my condolences to Joan’s family at this difficult time RIP. Joan

  32. Amanda Ranby wrote:

    sorry to hear of Joan’s passing Joan liked to watch her BlueJays games. And also liked going to Sunday music in the park to watch her favourite band play Sean Richard Bourke she will be truly missed my condolences to Joans family at this difficult time RIP Joan

  33. Wanda horan wrote:

    Diane, Muriel &Family
    Joan was one of the kindest, caring woman with an awesome smile…always.
    My thoughts & prayers are with you all xo

  34. Cindy Brent wrote:

    so very sorry to hear of Joanie’s passing….my sincere condolences to her family.

  35. WILLIE/Janie Gregg wrote:

    So sorry to hear our favourite crossing guard has crossed. Joan and Willie used to love teasing each other..she had that Tottenham spirit! RIP our friend.

  36. Colleen Pike wrote:

    Joan, I’ll miss you. You were always pleasant and entertaining. My ray of sunshine on Queen St. Dianne,Muriel & families; I’m so sorry for your loss. Your in my thoughts.

  37. Mike Myers wrote:

    My thoughts and prayers go out to Joans family. Joan has been my friend and neighbor for almost 12 years now. Always knew how to make me laugh. I feel honored and privileged to have known her. She will be missed by many. She touched alot of hearts along the way. Rest in peace Joanie

  38. Sharon Duggan/Peter Shmagola wrote:

    Diane&families
    We are so sad to hear of Joan’s passing. There are many good times and memories to get you through the difficult days ahead…hold them close to your heart but also share with each other to remember the lovely warm person she was. Joan will be greatly missed by the community.

  39. Heather & Gordon Carter wrote:

    Our deepest condolences To the family. Joan will be greatly missed

  40. Heather & Gordon Carter wrote:

    Our deepest condolences to the family of Joan passing
    Joan will be greatly missed by all that
    Knew Joan

    Heather & Gordon Carter

  41. Tom Elmer wrote:

    Our condolences to Joanie’s family. She will be missed by many in the community.

  42. Giovambattista Genova wrote:

    Deepest condolences to the family. Rest in peace joan, was a pleasure, treat to know you

  43. PAULINE Butler wrote:

    My condolences to Joan’s family, sincerely sorry for your loss.

  44. Pat and Angel Gowan wrote:

    So sorry to hear of Joan’s passing…to many she was “The Shining Light” of Tottenham. The last time we talked was at Community Week in the summer of 2019…an event she was always so happy at. When I think of Joan, I think of Tottenham and when I think of Tottenham, I think of Joan. A finer person you could never meet.

  45. Traci Stephens wrote:

    So very sorry to hear of Joan’s passing. Please accept our sincerest condolences to the family. Love Traci, Karlea, and Davis Barone❤️❤️

  46. Leon & Anne Schenko wrote:

    It is with great sadness that we heard of Joan’s death. She will be greatly missed.

  47. Natalie Copp wrote:

    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Joanie spoken to her many times over the years always willing to talk and loved her smile my condolences to Diane and all of her family she will be missed. R.I.P
    Natalie

  48. Bonnie & Doug Cowie wrote:

    Sending our sincerest condolences to all of Joan’s family. We have fond memories of her at the Legion. May she R.I.P. Bonnie and Doug.

  49. Angela and Christopher wrote:

    Our deepest condolences to family of Joanlove Angela and Christopher

  50. Kerry and Betty Worrod wrote:

    So sorry to hear of Joanie’s passing. Our condolences to Diane,Muriel and families. Another one of Tottenham staples that will be greatly remembered and memories cherished. R.I.P. Joanie

  51. sarah COLE wrote:

    So sorry to hear of Joanie’s passing – she was a true Tottenhamer – met her in early 1970’s when we moved to town truly a nice person RIP

  52. Ruth Dermott & Bill Zerback wrote:

    Shocked to hear of Joanie’s passing.
    We will miss her smile and laughter.
    You could call on Joanie fo help with whatever you were doing. Going to miss our friend Joanie. RIP Joanie.

  53. John and Wendy Burston wrote:

    Diane and family. So sorry to hear of your loss. As a long time resident of Tottenham Joan will be missed by many people. Diane, we will be thinking of you and praying that God will comfort you. God Bless.

  54. Kelly Stephens wrote:

    Joanie, you were one of kind. My sincerest condolences to the family. Cherish all the great memories. RIP lovely lady.

  55. Jean Ravelle wrote:

    So sad to hear of Joan’s passing. She’ll be greatly missed by Diane and all the family. RIP Joan.

  56. Tanya Saulnier wrote:

    To Diane, Danielle and Robert and the rest of the family I am so very sorry. Joan and my Mom Bertie were friends all of their lives. Auntie Joan was always at my house. I remember decorating her house on her Birthday every year. She was like a Mom to me. She was always there for me all of my life. She was my Maid of Honour at my wedding, because I couldn’t do it without her. I even adopted her one year on her Birthday. I will miss you Auntie Joan. Thank you for always being there for me all of my life. My heart is broken. Heaven has gained an angel.

  57. Joanne & Peter Duggan & Family wrote:

    We are so sorry to hear about her passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  58. Linda McCullough wrote:

    My condolences to all of Joan’s family.

  59. Pat and Ben Bergin wrote:

    Our condolences to Joan’s family. She will be greatly missed in the community.

  60. Carol and Cathy Sargeant wrote:

    We loved to see Joan’s flowers at the front of her home. Joan was always very friendly and helpful. She will be sadly missed. Our deepest condolences to her family and many friends. RIP Joan. You are in our prayers. Carol and Catherine Sargeant

  61. Marilyn Pelley wrote:

    So sorry to hear of Joan’s passing. Joan was a lovely lady and will be missed by many. My condolences to all the family! RIP Joan!

  62. Darlene Giehler (O’Leary) wrote:

    My condolences to Joan’s entire family at this very difficult time. Joan’s personal warmth and beautiful smile will be greatly missed by all of us fortunate enough to have known her. RIP Joan.

  63. Maureen McGoldrick wrote:

    I was heartbroken to hear of the passing of my dear friend Joan. She would always call me her “favorite” and would say that we were both the rebels in the family. Joan has been such a wonderful family friend of ours for many many years. She would always be joking and laughing when we saw each other and was always such a caring person. She was definetey an icon in the Community and was always there to help anyone out when they needed it. R.I.P. Joan I am really going to miss you so very much. Love you always and will treasure all the wonderful memories I have of you. I also wanted to send my thoughts and prayers to Diane , John and all of the family during these difficult days.

  64. Courtney Small wrote:

    My condolences to her family. My mom did her hair for years, so I’ve known her since I was a kid. I also got to see her as our crossing guard on the corner of queen and Dillane. Recently before the lockdown, I would see her and Diane at Cedar kitchen and she would always ask how I was doing and ask how my school/career was going. She was a kind soul and will be greatly missed. Xoxo

  65. Lisa Small/Darwent wrote:

    Sorry to hear of Joan passing away she was one of my favourite clients she always made me smile. Rip Joan you will be missed

  66. Allison Rosa Gastaldo wrote:

    Our deepest condolences to Joan’s family. Joan cared for my sister and I in the early years of our lives when we lived in Tottenham. She was a very caring lady who made our time with her very fun. Sincerely, Susan, Allison & Jennifer (Kenny)

  67. JIM and Cathy Milbury wrote:

    Our deepest condolences Diane, Muriel and family. Joan was true pillar in our community. She will be missed.

  68. wendell and mabel jack wrote:

    so sorry loved her lots

  69. Betty Sutherland and Anne Marie Ritchie wrote:

    We were saddened to hear of Joan’s passing. Our condolences to Diane, Muriel and their families on the loss of their dear sister and aunt. Our Mitchell family has lost a wonderful cousin.

  70. Pat boland wrote:

    Sorry for your loss she will be missed she always had and friendly smile and always had the time to say Hi she will be with her mom now .

  71. Ray and Brenda Lisk (Kant) wrote:

    So sorry for your loss Diane, Muriel and families… it is not fun losing a sibling. Joan was a fellow Mill St resident that was always kind to us kids. A pillar of the community and especially the legion where she will be missed for her hard work and gentle nature. Hugs to the family.

  72. Danielle Leslie wrote:

    We will miss you dearly from all of us at Cedar Kitchen.
    We know how much she loved her coffee. ❤
    We are so sorry for you loss.

  73. John Price wrote:

    Greetings,

    I was a branch president when Joanie was LA president. She was a staunch supporter during my time there and we became very close friends. It always amazed me that we could not see each other for months at a time but when we did it was like we had only been apart for a few days, our conversations flowed that easily. Like you, I am grieving her loss and now have a hole in my heart. I loved her and will miss our talks so much. Take care.

    Sincerely,

    John Price

  74. Ginny & Ivor Cathcart wrote:

    We were so very sorry to hear of Joan’s passing. Always enjoyed seeing Joan out about the community. She really was a great support to our town. Please accept our sincere condolences. Ginny & Ivor

  75. Sheila & Bob Fiander wrote:

    So sorry to hear of Joan’s passing. We will certainly miss the back & forth teasing with her. Joan was such a sweet lady & we will miss her.

    Bob & Sheila (aka Paula) Fiander

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