RHYNO – Joan M., 82, of Liverpool, Queens County, passed away peacefully in Queens General Hospital, on Friday, January 24, 2020.
Born in Liverpool, Joan was a daughter of the late Florence (Gerhardt) Dexter.
Joan did patient care at the former Fahie’s Nursing home, was a live in nanny for a time and did housekeeping for many local families. She enjoyed going for drives but was happiest spending time surrounded by her family. She will be lovingly remembered as a kind, loving and gentle lady, always willing to listen and provide her polite opinion. She was never one to judge and appreciated every little thing.
Surviving are her daughter Donna (Kevin) Dowling of Eagle Head; her sons Barry (Sandy) Cross of East Berlin and Wayne Cross (Lana Johnston) of Pasadena, NL. Her grandsons Kelsey Cross (Micaela Ford) and Tristen Cross and her step grand daughter Catherine Harty. Her half sister Judy (Lanny) Francis of Liverpool and her half brothers Douglas (Donna) Dexter and Brian (Vicki) Dexter, both of Beach Meadows.
Besides her mother, Joan was predeceased by her step father Sanford Dexter, her first husband Raymond Cross, her second husband Harley Rhyno and her half sister Carolyn Huskins.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 from 7 until 9 p.m. in Chandlers’ Funeral Chapel, Liverpool where prayers will be said at 8:00 p.m. A graveside service will be held Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. in St. John’s Anglican Cemetery, West Berlin. Reverend Judy Cross officiating. Family flowers only, donations may be made to Hillsview Acres, Middlefield, Queens Manor, Liverpool or a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com
A special thank you to Drs. Tim Woodford and Garry Morash as well as the staff of Hillsview Acres, Queens Manor and Queens General Hospital for their excellent, compassionate and professional care shown to Joan.
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Bob and Brenda Lohnes
Barry, Donna and families: Sorry for your loss. Joan was always a very nice lady who enjoyed talking to her neighbors and friends. . She always had a smile to share with others.
Willis & Corina Huphman
To the Family….sorry to hear of your loss…I remember the good laughs, her sense of humor and talks we would have at Hillsview when she was living there…always so pleasant and very appreciative of everything we did for her…hold her memories close to the heart and they will bring you comfort in the days ahead…REST EASY Joan!
So sorry for your loss Donna. R.I.P.
Dear Brian, Donna, Doug, Judy and families. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of this lady that I have always heard lovely attributes. Thinking of you all at this sad time.
Jeff and Angela Roy.
So sorry to hear of Joan’s passing. I enjoyed my time spent with Joan while helping to care for her. She had lots of stories to tell and so many good things about her children. Prayers go out to her family and friends xo
Heartfelt condolences to the family. The heart’s of everyone at Queens Manor is breaking for you all. We’ll truly miss Joan ❤️
Toni & Danny Carter
Doug Dexter and family so sorry for you loss. You will be in our prayers and thoughts. Love you guys!
Beverley & Betty-Jean Colp
To all of Joan’s family we send our condolences in your loss of a nice lady. Joan would greet you with a smile and she was a loving mother. God bless you all.
becky fudge(veinot) and family
so sorry to hear of joans passing. she was such a wonderful lady. god has gained another angel. take care and god bless
Curtis & Linda Leslie Maillett
Sincere Condolences to Donna & All the Family Members of Joan. She was always a beautiful Lady to be around. Thinking of you during this difficult time. Linda & Curtis
Clyde and David Whynot
Sorry to hear of Joan ,s passing we are going to miss all the chats at Queens Manor and she was a lovely kind and friendly lady i ever known Rest In Peace Joan
Susan Linda Levy
Barry and Donna and families, so sorry to read this. She was such a nice lady and I enjoyed our chats we had when I worked at the Advance.
Charlene and Bruce White
So sorry to hear of the loss of your dear mother. She was such a kind and gentle lady. We will miss seeing her at the manor.
I didn’t personally meet your Mom, I heard a lot of great things about her from my sister, Lana. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Wayne and your family at this sad time. God Bless
So sorry to hear of Joans passing, she was a wonderful lady, keep her memories alive and her always close to your hearts. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.
Perry and Ann Potter
So sorry Donna, to hear about your mom’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Vernon & Joyce Hawkes
Our condolences to all Joan’s family. She was a lovely lady and had a smile for everyone.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Wayne, Tristen, Kelsey
Wanting to let you guys know that we are thinking of you .
We enjoyed the few times we met you guys and Joan and Harley at the cottage…… she made a great Hodge Podge !
Lin and Marlene
To all the family: Sorry for the loss of your dear loved one. God Bless
Donna & Kevin;
Getting to know your mother was a pleasure. She had a kind heart and all of her children’s dedication to her was a testament to the lovely person Joan was. I am sorry for your loss. Truly.
Hugs to all. She was a sweet lady. RIP Joan.
R. C. Seebold
You will be missed Joan. My condolences to the family.
Donna and families so sorry to hear this sad news. Always loved going to the Manor to see Joan. Not only to do her nails that she loved having done but just the chat with your Mom and seeing her beautiful smile. My sincere condolences.
My thoughts are with you all. Joan was a gentle soul and a friend to many at Queens Manor. She was like the mother of all in her DR, always looking out for them. We will miss her insightful input into things and her kindness. She will hold a special place in our hearts.
Judi & Ken Minard
Donna, Barry, Wayne and families:
Ken and I will miss our visits with Joan. She was such a sweet lady. Mom enjoyed being her roommate at the Manor.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Donna we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Mothers are special and it’s so difficult loosing them . Treasure your memories and hold them close to your heart through the difficult days ahead.
With heartfelt Sympathy,
Kenny & Susan Roy
Our condolences to the family at this very difficult time…John and Bea
Donna Kevin and the rest of the family. My condolences to each and every one of you. Be strong and remember her as the awesome lady that she was.
David and Bonnie Hatt
So sorry for your loss Donna. Our condolences to the family.
Doris Lohnes Schnare
To Barry, Wayne, Donna and families; Joan was a long time resident in our community of East Berlin in my growing up years. She was pleasant and friendly and loved her family! My sincere condolences to all of you. May she Rest in Peace.
To all of Joan’s family, my condolences and sympathies at this time. Joan always had a smile on her face – cherish those memories.
Betty Lou Wamboldt
Donna and Kevin: So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Take care.
Darren Whynot & Lisa Tarr
To all the family we are sorry for your loss
Diane and Donald White
Donna and Kevin , Brian and Vicki , Judi and Lanny and all the family our most sincere condolences to you all. She will surely be missed by many.
So sorry to hear about Joan . I remember her being so soft spoken and a very kind lady .
So sorry to hear of Joan’s passing, I knew Joan for many many years and she was one of the nicest people I have ever met.. My thoughts and prayers are with you Donna, Barry and Wayne and your families!!! RIP dear Joan!!!
Dear Barry, Sandy and all the Family,
Please accept my sincere condolences on the recent loss of a beloved family member. Barry, your mom’s video tribute was wonderful. You will all have many happy memories of your dear mother. She had a beautiful family and her legacy lives on in all of you.
Valerie (Wentzell) and Bernie Power
Donna, Barry, Wayne and families: very sorry to hear about Joan. We will miss our chats at the Manor when we were visiting my parents. It was nice to have gotten back in touch with her. She was such a kind and caring person. Our thoughts are with you.
Billand Anna Cox
To all he family
We are sorry to hear of Joan’s passing our sympathy to you all.
Ken and Wendy Farmer
So sorry for your loss. Hugs to all the family.
Sandy and Doug. We are so sorry for your loss. God Bless. Bruce and Jennifer Stevens
Holly and Philip Smith
Dear Donna, Kevin, and all of the family,
We were so very saddened to see that your Mom had passed away. She was a truly lovely lady- a real pleasure to talk with.
And she sure had a devoted and loving family to whom she so obviously passed along those traits.
Donna, you couldn’t have done any more for your Mom than you did. We know this will leave a huge hole in your lives, but memories of good times together will help you in days ahead.
Thinking of you all in sympathy.
Holly and Philip Smith
so sorry for your loss prayers and thought to the family
Evelyn and Lorimer
Thinking of you all at this sad time … take care of each other …
To The Family: Condolences on the passing of your Mom. May she rest in peace.
I will miss Joan very much. Getting to know her over the last six months has been a real joy. She welcomed me to Queens Manor on my first day and I always looked forward to leaving my office and walking down the hall to pay her a visit. She always lifted my spirit on a challenging day. I’m lucky to have met her. Condolences to Joan’s family from myself and my family. Take care.
Jamie and Phaedra Huskins
We were so sorry to hear of Joan’s passing. Much love from Jamie and Phaedra
I am sure you will miss your mom! I am thinking of you all ! I had the pleasure of knowing Joan for many years ! She was a sweetheart ! May your fond memories of her help ease the sorrow !
Randy and Annette
Donna, Kevin and family so sorry to learn of the recent loss of your Mom. Moms are irreplaceable, so treasure all the beautiful memories you had with her over the years. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Debbie & Allen Conrad
To the Family: We were sadden to read of Joan’s passing accept our condolences an may she rest in the arms of Jesus until you meet again.
Dear Wayne and Family
We unfortunately did not have the privilege of meeting your Mom but it was very easy to get a sense of what a wonderful woman she was from the stories you and Lana have told us.
Please accept our sincere condolences.
Debbie & Jerry Johnston
Dear Wayne and Family
My prayers and thoughts are with you all during this difficult time.
Eric & Monique Dowling & Family
Dear Donna, Kevin and Family:
We are so sorry for the loss of your mother, prayers and thoughts to all the family, Memories live forever. xo
To all the family, Sorry for your loss, thinking of you all
Julie and Linwood
Donna and family. Our sincere condolences on the loss of your Mom. Thinking of you.
Donna, Kevin and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you at this sad time.
Sorry to hear of your loss…..be strengthened by friends and family and the healing presence of the Saviour……
Derek and Shelly Neilson
Donna, Doug, Brian and families.
So sorry for your loss.
Thinking of you all at this sad time.
Dear Donna and family,
I will sure miss seeing your Mom’s gentle smile. She always had the time to say hi and worried if she was in my way of getting my job done. My prayers and thoughts are with you.
Terry and Donna Connolly
All of Joan’s family.Sorry for your loss,she will be missed.
To Joan’s Family,
Please accept our sincerest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
To the family, our sincere condolences. We met Joan at Queens Manor when our mom, Doris Wentzell , was there. Joan always had a smile, enjoyed chatting and was very proud of her family. May your wonderful memories carry you through the difficult times. RIP dear lady. Kathleen and Ron
Barry, Wayne, Donna & Families. Even though I have known you since I can remember I didn’t really know your Mother but I do know how hard it is to lose one. Please know that your friends are here for you if you need them and we are thinking of you.
To Donna and Family,
So Sorry to learn of Joan’s passing, she was a lovely lady and will be missed by many.
Take care and she will always be in your heart.
Donna Silmarie and family
Maureen and Peter
Donna and Kevin
So sorry for your loss. Our condolences to you and the family. Thinking of you at this time. Take care.
Barry, Wayne, Donna and families,
We would like to pass along our sincere condolences to you at this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Take care.
Blake, Sherry and John
Doug & Dot
So sorry to read of your mother’s passing.
To The Family Of The Late Joan Rhyno . You Have My Sincere Condolences.
Lana and Paul Bowers
sincere condolences to Joan’s family……there’s already a big void in dining room 3….miss seeing her in her chair and having our little chats……thinking of you all at this difficult time.
Lana and Paul
Doug and Pat Lohnes
Dear Donna and family;
So sorry to learn of your Mom’s passing. Please accept our condolences.
Donnie & Inez Shupe
Heartfelt sympathies to all of the family.
Karen & Hugh Minard
Donna and Kevin – I’m so sorry to read of your mom’s passing. Treasure all of your wonderful memories – xo
I will miss seeing and chatting with your mom Donna. So sorry to hear today of her passing.. she was always so pleasant and I always enjoyed visiting with her whenever I was up to see mom. My thoughts are with you and your family.