In memory of

Joan Claire Quackenbush

April 25, 1952 -  February 12, 2019

Joan Quackenbush died peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa with her family by her side. She was 66 years young. Joan endured a 17 year battle with cancer( two occurances with breast cancer ultimately leading into bone cancer) and remained positive every step of the way.
Joan was born on April 25, 1952 in Toronto to Claire and Thomas Maguire. Joan married her childhood sweetheart Michael Quackenbush and were married for 45 years (they knew each other since grade 3).
Joan is survived by her husband Michael, daughter Kim, son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Jackie, her grandchildren; Keelin and Callie, her mother Claire, her brothers, Thomas and Ronald. She will be greatly missed by her friends and family.


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Tammy and albert (Friend)

Entered February 13, 2019 from Whitby

Sadly missed never forgotten the toughest women I know. And so happy to have met you 20 yrs ago at antonys salon ...

Deborah Gordon (Daughter-in-law’s mother.)

Entered February 13, 2019 from Pickering

Joan was amazing and much loved. I’m grateful for the times I got to spend in her company. Prayers for the family. I know how hard this is. Love for you all.
Deb Gordon

Samantha Parrington (Old co-worker)

Entered February 13, 2019 from Millbrook

I am so lost for words right now as I’m sure many are. You were such an amazing person. So full of life. You were the smile at work even when things got a little frustrating. I remember your pep talks at work when I needed advice. You’ve been going through so much yourself but still pushed every single day. Your battle is now over. May the roads rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face. The rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again. May God hold your hand in the palm on his hand. 💙💙 Gone, but never forgotten. Until we meet again, Joan.


Kim Attwell (Friend)

Entered February 13, 2019 from Whitby

My thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time. 💕❤️💕
Your friend Kim

Lynn Esbenshade (Met Joan through Clayton McElrath)

Entered February 13, 2019 from Lancaster, Pennsylvania

In the short time that I was privileged to meet and know Joan I could tell that she was a woman with a kind heart. When I first came to Canada with Clayton McElrath to meet his daughter Keelin, she welcomed me, and made me feel at home, and although a small, petite woman, I could tell she had a fiery, feisty side. I could see she loved her family dearly, as is evident by her courageous battle with cancer over the years, wanting to remain ever present in their lives. I know she will be missed greatly by all who knew her. Thank you for making me feel welcome in your lives.


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