It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, Joan Stella Johnson, of Brooklyn, on April 20, 2022. She put up a good fight against diabetes for over 40 years, after all those years it took a toll on her body and she passed away peacefully in her sleep at North Queens Nursing Home, Caledonia
Born in Crowthorne, England, she was a daughter of the late Earl and Kathleen (Woodage) Wentzell.
Joan immigrated to Canada in 1945 with her mother and older sister, Margaret. She was a hard worker all of her life, learning to make bread at the age of 10 and out working for others at the age of 11. She was a great cook and baker, as her family and friends knew very well. She helped to prepare many family suppers, wedding meals and ect. Joan worked as a cook at Queens General Hospital and Queens Manor for many years. She loved spending time with her family and fiends, and spent many hours on the phone talking to the people she cared about. Joan also enjoyed spending time in the summer months at her trailer in Middleton, with her campground family.
Joan is survived by her daughter, Gail; son, Steven (Janice Doubleday); granddaughter, Hayley all of Brooklyn; grandson, Brett of Liverpool; her three great grandsons, Kaiden, Noah and Hunter all of Brooklyn; sisters, Margaret Doran of Millet, Alberta, Elva Anderson (Junior Snair) of Black Point; brothers, Sydney (Christel), Glen (Nita) both of Edmonton, Alberta and Eugene (Janus Naugler) of Camperdown; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Joan was predeceased by he loving husband of nearly 50 years, Gordon “Gardner”; son-in-law, John Meisner.
Visitation will be held Monday, April 25th, 2022, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., from Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool and a Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, April 26th, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, Brooklyn. Reverend Judy Cross and Reverend Cherry Workman officiating. Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery, West Berlin. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, Brooklyn or to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.chandlersfuneral.com
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Shelley Hope Boens
So sorry to hear of Joans passing. Thinking of you all in this difficult time. Keep her memories alive and her close to your hearts. Sending hugs to all.
Robert and Kathy Veinot
Gail, Steven and family:
Please accept our condolences on the loss of your Mom. Joan was a friendly person that always liked to stop for a chat. She will live on through all of you. Take comfort in knowing she will suffer no more.
Robert (Chubby) & Kathy Veinot
To the family
Please accept my sincere sympathy on your loss.
I tasted many of Joan’s meals while working at QGH
She was a wonderful lady.
Gail and Steven, I want to tell you how sorry to hear my bestest friend passed yesterday. I will miss her forever. I send my condolences and love to you guys, her grandchildren and great grandchildren. If there is anything we can do, please call me.
Gail, I am so sorry about the loss of your mom . My thoughts are with you
Cathy , Randy Conrad and family
Just want to send our condolences to the family. We had many great camping adventures, enjoying our Halloween and Christmas celebrations in the middle of summer. Hold on to the memories.
Charlotte and Bobby Kelley
Gail and family. Please accept our sincere condolences. May your wonderful memories help you through the difficult days ahead.
Gail and family
So sorry to hear of Joan’s passing. I have many fond memories of your mom and the times she spent with Betty West and my mom (Helena Keans). She was a wonderful lady. Thinking of you.
I’m so sorry to hear of Joan’s passing! She was a great lady! She will be missed! My condolences to her family! May she RIP!
To Joan’s Family
Sincere condolences to Joan’s family. I remember Joan from Queens General Hospital. Such a nice lady who I always enjoyed chatting with and of course having some good belly laughs with on many occasions. Hold your memories close.
So sorry to hear of Joan’s passing
Our deepest condolences on your loss. Thinking of you all.
She is a really nice person she is going to be missed sending my condolence to family
Sorry for your loss she is a really nice Lady she is going to be missed
Sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She will be greatly missed and fondly remembered. She was truly a wonderful woman and an awesome friend to my sister Vicki Lewis. I thank her for all the time they had together. My prayers are with you all.
Dear Gail and family,
We were saddened to read of Joan,s passing. Our deepest condolences to all of you.
Dot and Doug
Gail and family
So sorry for the loss of your mother. There are many who will miss her.
Sincere Condolences on the passing of your mom.
Gail, Brett, and Hayley,
I was so very sorry to read about the passing of your Mom. Joan was such a wonderful person. Always smiling when I would see her and always had time to talk. She was so good to Mitchell when you used to babysit him years ago. Will be thinking of you all in the days ahead.
Karen Barnes and Family
Sending our heartfelt condolences to Gail, Steven, Hayley and family on the loss of your dear Mom and Grandmother. Joan was a lovely lady who always had time for a smile and a chat and she loved her family dearly. May God comfort and keep you as you mourn her loss.
Gail, Steven, and Family,
I am saddened to read of Joan’s passing.
Please know many are thinking of you during
this most difficult time.
Gail So Sorry To Be Reading This My Thoughts Are With You At This Time
Kim Lohnes CCA
Sending my deepest condolences to all of Joan’s family, I always enjoyed my visits with her.
Gail, Stephen, Hailey,
My heart hurts as I read that one of my most favourite people have passed. I loved her so much & I will be forever grateful that I was able to form friendships with all of you. I’m sorry for your loss and please know that you are in my thought. Joan will always hold a special place in my heart
Gail so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Condolences to you and your family.
Gail and Steven,
I’m shocked and saddened to see this. I was very fond of your mom. My work days were always brightened by her. Our endless conversations, which usually made me late to my next client, were a highlight of my day. She was such a wonderful, caring and kind person. Although my heart aches for you, She is now at peace. Sending my heartfelt condolences, to you all.
Nancy and Lennie Grant
We were very sad to hear of Joan’s passing. I’ll remember her as being funny, proud and strong. We offer our sincerest condolences.
Barb and Lorne Redmond
Condolences to all the family. I always loved your mother, Gail and Steven, and always loved her company.
We send our condolences to the whole family.
Barb and Lorne
Gail & family,
So sorry to hear of Joan’s passing. She was a wonderful woman and I enjoyed my time at TOPS with her. Always up for a laugh. Hold your memories close during this difficult time. Sending thoughts and prayers to help you heal <3
Liza & Jeff Zwicker
Joan’s family: I’m so sorry to hear of her passing. It’s been awhile since I have seen her. I always was late leaving her place ,we had to finish hearing her stories. She loved to chat with all of us CCAs. She will be missed. Hugs to you all. ❤
Janet and Jean
Dear Gail and family
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time
So sorry to hear of Joan’s passing , she suffered long enough. Will always remember the good times we had together around the campfires in Middleton. Our sincere sympathy to Gail. Hayley and other members of the family.
Bev & Marilyn
irving and Jeanette Whynot
Sorry to hear of Joans passing.She was a wonderful person and had a great many laughs when we worked together at the hospital .Our condolences to all the family .
The Rev'd. Beverly DeVouge
Dear Gail, Stephen and family,
I am so sorry to learn of your mother’s passing. I remember her well from my time as Rector in the Parish. Her laugh was contagious and her cooking superb. Please accept my condolences as you go through this time of mourning. Remember all the wonderful memories you have of her each day and they will carry you through.
Shirley (Nickerson) Burris
Dear Gail, Steven, and families:
I am so sorry to hear of Joan’s passing. She was an amazing lady, and so proud of her family.
She was so good to all and will be deeply missed.
Thoughts are with you.
Vernon & Joyce Hawkes
Our condolences to all Joan’s Family. Treasure the Memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Gail and family, so sorry to hear of your Mither’s passing. May the many memories you have help you through this difficult time.
Gail and Family. So sorry to hear the passing of your Mom.My condolences to you and the family.
Gail and Family, So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing.. She was a a lovely Lady, I enjoyed talking with her when we met in the stores .. She will be missed by all who knew her.. My thoughts and prayers are with you all..
Bertha and Allan Foster
Hayley,Gail and Steven
I always enjoyed talking with her. You took great care of her.
Doris Lohnes Schnare
To all of Joan’s family, I am so sorry to learn of her passing. I had known her since high school and then sewing classes. She was so friendly and pleasant and I always enjoyed our conversations when meeting her. I will be thinking of all of you in the coming days.
Dear Gail, Steven and Family,
Please accept my deepest sympathy on your Mom’s (Joan) passing. I have fond memories of Joan with all of us at Brownie and Guide Camp. Wherever I met her, she always made time to have a chat. Hold on to your precious memories as they will help you through this sad time.
Barry, Sharon, Shirley Levy
We are very sorry to read of Joan’s passing. You are in our thoughts.
To Joan’s Family,
It is with great sadness that I learned of my friend, Joan’s, passing. Joan and I worked together at Queen’s General Hospital for many years, as well as visits outside of work, and enjoyed many laughs and good times together.
Deepest sympathies to her family and friends.
So sorry to hear of Joans passing.She was a great lady.
Thinking oh you all at this difficult time.
Gail and family.
So sorry to read of your Mother’s passing. You are are my thoughts at this difficult time.
So sorry to read of Joans passing ,have known joan for years, trough Topps, and then with Homecare, always enjoyed our Visits, may god be with you all at this sad time, RIP Sweet Lady.
Sylvia & Mike Langille
Gail,Steven and family,
So very sorry to hear about your mom’s passing She was a special lady!
Take care & God Bless ❤️
Sylvia & Mike
Peter & Joanie Davies
Dear Gail and family,
Our sincere condolences to you and the family on the loss of your mom, Blessings.
Gail and Steven, I am sorry to hear about the passing of your mom , I always found her to be a very nice person.
Stephen and Marilyn Anthony
Sorry for your loss
Gail ,Steven and families. Very sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was a wonderful woman,mother,and neighbour. Our condolences to all of you
Mary & Vernon lowe
We were very saddened to hear of Joan’s passing….
Thinking of all Family members ..during this very difficult time…
Mariann and Ricky Broome
Gail, Stephen and Families
Our sincere condolences on the loss of your mother.
Gail and Family,
My sincere condolences to all of you on the loss of your Mom,Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
May the wonderful memories that you all made together help to comfort you at this time.
Gail and all of Joan’s Family: Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of your Mom. She was a wonderful person . Thinking of you all at this sad time.
Gale and Art Deveau
Thinking of you all at this difficult time.
Blake, Sherry and John
Verna and David Wagner
Gail, Steven ,Hayley and Brett
We were so shocked and saddened to hear of Joan’s sudden passing. Joan has struggled with her health for some time and is at peace now. May you find comfort knowing that she is at rest and is no longer suffering. Joan was a good mom, grandmother, great grandmother and a friend to many. May your many, wonderful memories of time spent with her camping, travelling, celebrating birthdays, etc. help to ease the pain of your loss. Thinking of you all !
our deepest condolences to all the family on your moms passing our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time joanne conrad and family
sending our deepest condolences to the family on the loss of your mom you are in our thoughts and prayers
love joanne conrad and family
Paul and Gloria Whynot
Gail, Steven and families,
We are very sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was a wonderful lady who loved her family very much. We always enjoyed visiting over the years and having a fun filled evening playing cards.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Paul and Gloria
Kathy (Gardner) Hubley
Gail & Steven and families so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. My thoughts are with you… Hugs to all
So sorry for your loss, loved Joan, she had such a great laugh.
Paul and Gloria Whynot
Gail, Steven and family,
We are so sorry to hear about your Mom. She was a wonderful and kind lady who loved her family dearly. We always had a fun time visiting and especially playing cards. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Paul and Gloria
Janice and Darrin Everett
Gail and Family,
So sorry to hear about your mom. Our sincere condolences to you and your family.
pam and wayne mansield
Dear Gail and family , sorry for your loss. Sending our condolences along with our prayers.
Wendy and Gary Feindel
Gail and Family.
So Sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Joan was a great lady, whenever I saw her, she could always make me laugh. Our thoughts are with you all at this difficult time.
Wendy and Gary
Kim Masland, MLA
To Joan’s Family and Friends,
Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. Joan was a beautiful lady inside and out. I hope your many precious memories give you comfort during this difficult time. My thoughts are prayers are with you.
Louise and Ashley
So sorry to hear about your mom sending love and prayers and if you need anything just call.
Dear Gail and family:
So very sorry to be reading this. Joan was a lovely person and I always enjoyed her company. We had so many great times at Tops, and I will always remember those. Sending sincere condolences to you all at this very sad and difficult time.
Belinda Wentzell Delong
Steven,Gail and family,sorry for your loss.
Well this is a shock to read so sorry to hear this ‘ thinking of family at this very sad news RIP JOAN
Mark and Karen Harris
Gail, Steven, and families,
So sorry for your loss. There is another star over the campfires at the Orchard Queen Park. Joan will be missed.
Ed @ Evie Fisher
Gail and all the family Sorry for your loss, Joan was a lovely person. Sending our sincere condolence to you and all your family . Hugs .
To all the family,
Very sorry to hear of your loss.
To Gail Steven and Hayley
We were so sad to hear of Joan’s passing
.She was a beautiful lady inside and out.
Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you
At this difficult time.please hold on to all of your
Wonderful memories. Take care.
Sorry to hear of Joans passing. I will miss her lovely smile at North Queens. Condolences to the family.