In memory of

Joan Gertrude Martin

January 13, 1939 -  November 13, 2018

MARTIN, Joan Gertrude (nee Traill)
(Retired City of Oshawa employee)

Passed away peacefully at her home at the age of 79. Joan married her soulmate John (Jack) in 1960, who passed away in 1997. Also predeceased by her son James Edward (2004), and by brother Ted (2003). Loving mother of Jeffrey and Julie (Andy). Adored and doting Grandma of Alexandra, Charlotte, Samantha, and Ethan. Joan will be also missed by her feline companions Ozzie and Harriet. Joan was very active in her retirement, volunteering with many community organizations, applying her exceptional green thumb skills to her garden, bird watching, entertaining friends, playing bridge and going to the Theatre and Cinefest. Joan was a kind person and a true friend who one could turn to at any given time for help and advice. There will be a celebration of life at THORNTON CEMETERY & FUNERAL CENTRE, 1200 Thornton Road North, Oshawa, (South of Taunton Road and off of Dryden Blvd, 905-579-6787) on Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 12 pm -2 pm. In lieu of flowers, Donations may be made to the Durham Region Humane Society.


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Cindy Fleming and Kevin Smith (Friend)

Entered November 16, 2018 from Oshawa

Our heartfelt condolences to Jeff, Julie and the entire family. Joan was a very dear friend whose kindness and friendship will be sorely missed by us. Cindy and Kevin

Bev Ward (friend)

Entered November 18, 2018 from Oshawa, ON

My sincere condolences to Joan's family and friends. I was a co-worker for a short period of time with Joan and will always remember her kindness to me. May your warm memories be a comfort to you through this difficult time.

Brenda Peel (friend)

Entered November 18, 2018 from Courtice

I was so sad to hear of Joan's passing. She will be fondly remembered by those who knew her at Durham Lifelong Learning. Always a professional, help and friend.
My condolences,
Sincerely, Brenda

David Garland (Cousin of Jeff`s first wife, Dawn)

Entered November 18, 2018 from Toronto


My heartfelt condolences at the loss of your Mom. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time. Having lost my Mom earlier this year, I understand the pain....

Janet Dowson (Former co-worker)

Entered November 18, 2018 from Oshawa

Joan was a kind, friendly and very caring person. A true friend to many. She will be greatly missed.


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