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Joane passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her family, on her terms, just as she lived her life. She was a lover of the arts, an accomplished interior designer with a natural flair for space and colour. Joane had a profound love of horses and dogs both for their majestic beauty and the comfort they provided. Joane was never one to shy away from a good debate, she held strong opinions and convictions and was very well read.
Joane is predeceased by her beloved husband Joseph of over 60 years, and by her brother Ricky. Joane leaves behind her son Steven & his wife Kay (MacCoubrey). Nana to her much loved grandchildren: Riley (Shobana), Bobbi and Ava, of whom she was so very proud. Loving sister in law to Bonnie, and Aunt to Ian. Joane will be dearly missed by Annie (and her family) “the daughter she never had”, confidant & friend by whom she was so loved and known as “Swami”. Joane leaves behind an intimate circle of friends whom Joane cherished and meant so much to her.
We are forever grateful to Joane’s caregivers; Orlando Polanco, and Jennifer Campbell who made Joane’s days so much easier, filled with comfort and laughter. Our thanks to the staff at Palisade Gardens for your generosity & kindness particularly these past few months. Our sincere gratitude to Dr. Mule , Dr. Essak, & Dr. Plue for allowing Joane to keep her dignity to the very end. Your kindness, grace and dedication to your patients is a marvel.
We ask that in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the MS Society in her name. There will be a private memorial to celebrate her life and legacy.
Steve and Kay Sincere condolences to you and your family. Susan Beer
I’m so blessed that I got to take care of joane in her final days we got to spend a lot of time together these past few months with lunch and wine 🍷 lots of laughs I got to know her very well she was like family to me!! I wasn’t just her PSW we were great friends… I’m going to miss her so much she will always have a place in my heart ♥️ She’s a great woman that I looked up to xoxo
Joane and I would spend a good hour on the phone whenever I called in. There wasn’t anything we couldn’t talk about. I admired her ability to transform every new house into a photo for “Home & Garden”. Simplistic and beautiful. And Joane was beautiful too. Heaven has not only gained a new decorator, but a sweet and graceful soul. Heartfelt condolences to the family.
A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:
Multiple Sclerosis Society-Northumberland Chapter
Joane was always so cheerful and fun to be with. We will miss our wine and cheese get together.
Dear family and friends, We are too saddened by the departure of such a lively, lovely lady! We are so blessed to have met this incredible couple.
Glad to have shared a small bit of Joanne’s long life and have wonderful memories of her and Joe as friends of the Fox family. Although Claudine can’t express it herself we know she shared many memories of friendship with the Shermans.
I met Joane at Streamway where our husbands were living at the same time. What a lovely lady. I'm sorry for your loss.
Kay, Steven, Riley, Bobbi and Ava, We are so sorry for your loss. What wonderful words to read about her life here. We wish you all the best. Anne and Paul
I am grateful for the good times we shared, she was an amazing person. OP
Steve and Kay, we were so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. We know you and your family have wonderful memories that will give you comfort at that time. Kim and Tom
Our sincere condolences Steven, Kay and family. We spent many happy years racing horses with your Mom and Dad. Your Mom got so much enjoyment from doing the pedigrees on the mares. We cherish those happy memories. Deb and Barry Bird
Our deepest condolences to Steven Kay & family. Your Mother is the one that loves you unconditionally & always difficult in death. May she RIP with your Dad
Steven and family, Please accept our condolences on the loss of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. Sincerely Tom & CarolAnn