In memory of

Joan Marie Wilson

September 5, 1923 -  January 11, 2019

Passed away peacefully with family at her side at North York General Hsopital in Toronto. Loving wife of Harold; Mother of Douglas (Deborra), Grandmother of Jennifer Raponi (Derek) and Derek Wilson (Jennica); Great Grandmother of Cedric, Kaitlyn and Samantha Wilson and Owynn and Austen Raponi. Joan was born in Toronto to Rachel (Lee) and Arthur Husband and grew up during the depression and World War 2. Joan excelled in swimming and diving and she won several awards as a child. Joan went to Normal Model Elementary School and then to Jarvis Collegiate. In 1942, Joan started a lifelong friendship with Ruth Sheridan, Betty Shaw, Betty-Ann Ferguson, Mary Zealley and Barbara Evans. They called themselves Cottage Sweets with annual visits to Wasaga Beach, parties with their husbands, and a week in Jamaica on their 35th anniversary of friendship. Joan married Harold Wlson on April 19, 1950 and they enjoyed over 68 years together. Joan worked with Bell, Real Estate Broker with Jane McGivern and Tomlinson Real Estate and also taught swim and gym to ladies which she enjoyed. She had a love for all animals, especially dogs and horses. In retirement, Joan enjoyed summers at their Muskoka cottage, the R.C.Y.C. and she and Harold traveled to Europe, Hawaii, the Caribbean, California and enjoyed time in Mexico up until her 93rd year! She loved spending time with her Grandchildren and Great Grands, particularly in Muskoka. We are thankful to the staff of North York General Hospital who gave Joan wonderful care in her last days. Her funny sense of humour, gentle heart, and love for her family will never be forgotten.


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Jannette Munden (Friend)

Entered January 13, 2019 from 57 Verdi Road

Dear Doug and Deb My deepest condolences to you and your family. May the memories you have of your beloved mother live in your hearts for eternity. The Munden Family

Barbara FitzPatrick (Friend)

Entered January 14, 2019 from Toronto

Joan will be missed by so many. It was a pleasure to be Joan’s friend. My sincerest condolences to Harold, Doug and all the family.
Love, Barbara

Betty and Mike Rooks (Friend of the family)

Entered January 14, 2019 from Oshawa

Doug and Debbie, our deepest condolences to you and your family. May the treasured and funny memories you have of your beloved mother live on in your hearts forever. Betty and Mike

Linda Lager and Earl Gardiner (Friends of Doug and Deborra)

Entered January 15, 2019 from Royal Muskoka Island

Your mom lived a wonderful life Doug. Our thoughts and best wishes are with you and your family. Deepest condolences for your loss. Xoxo

Anne and Mike Longo (Friends of Doug and Deb Wilson)

Entered January 15, 2019

Joan Wilson was a wonderful and kind woman who will be greatly missed by all those who were fortunate to know her.


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