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Joan Johnson

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Joan Johnson

September 19, 1930 - August 31, 2022

It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Joan Johnson (Stewart), on Wednesday August 31, 2022. Beloved wife of O. Ross Johnson for 67 years who died earlier this year and loving mother to Lisa (Bret Snider) and her late son Jeffery Ross. Adored Grandmother to Cameron Watt (Jessica Harte), Kenneth Watt (Angela Horsfall), and Great Grandmother to Logan Watt, and mother-in-law to Dave Watt. Daughter of the late James and Sylvia Stewart (Crowhurst) and survived by her brothers Arthur (Claire- deceased), Claude (Shirley) and Dennis (Diane) Stewart. Sister to the late Mary Marsh (Alan) and Robert Stewart (Mabel). Joan was also loved by her many nieces, nephews, and great and grand nieces, and nephews as by her many friends, her students and all she worked closely with in her volunteer roles including those at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. Joan’s selfless love for her family and friends, her acts of kindness and her smile will live on in our hearts and memories. She graduated “Normal School” and began teaching in a one-room schoolhouse and deeply touched the lives of everyone she taught. Joan gave up teaching to adopt Lisa and Jeff and provided a loving, nurturing, and safe home for them and Ross in Niagara Falls, Kingston, Elginburg, and finally Cobourg. She donated hours to charitable organizations including the Girl Guides in Kingston and the Food Bank in Cobourg to name a few. She spent hours with her grandchildren teaching them the passion of creating, cooking comfort foods and to love the outdoors from gardening to fishing. We ask that any donation in her honour be made to the Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation or to St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Cobourg. We also ask that you give a donation of a hug and kiss to those closest to you made in Joan’s Honour. Cremation will be taking place and a private family interment will occur in the Fall. Condolences received at

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Bryan and Roberta Armstrong - September 22, 2022

A memorial donation has been made to St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

Bryan and Roberta Armstrong - September 22, 2022

Lisa - our heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family on the passing of your mom. She was a wonderful person and a role model to many of us who worked with her in our church group at St. Andrews. She was always kind and caring and will be missed by so many. sincerely Bryan and Roberta

Dennis & Diane Stewart - September 16, 2022

Forever in our hearts. We will miss you and all the fun times we had together. You and Ross were a big part of our lives. Love you forever and always in our thoughts. The 2 Dees!

Manion Wilkins & Associates Ltd. - September 9, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

Richard Smith - September 8, 2022

Please accept my sincerest condolences Lisa and family on your Mother Joan's passing. Reading of her achivements the world lost A living angel. God Bless

Edgar and Cheryl Spence - September 7, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Claude Stewart - September 7, 2022

Thinking of you Joan. Always in our hearts. Love your brother, Claude xo

Kathy Rutherford - September 6, 2022

I was fortunate to meet this wonderful lady in Landmark. Joan's short time there made a big impact to all the staff. Condolences to all her family.

Jean-Sébastien Barale - September 6, 2022

Dear Lisa, my sincere condolences for the loss of your mother.

Fariha Inam - September 6, 2022

Dear Lisa, I'm so sorry for your loss. My condolences to the whole family. I can tell your mom lived a beautiful life and left wonderful memories behind for her loved ones.

Pat Stewart - September 6, 2022

Dear Lisa, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Your mom was a great Aunt and I have many wonderful memories of staying with her as a child. She had a beautiful smile and the best laugh ever. She will always be in my heart. Love cousin Pat xo

Dan Napier - September 6, 2022

Dear Lisa, I am so sorry that your dear mother's time with you has come to an end. What a long and wonderfully deep and meaningful life she led.

Claude & Shirley Stewart and Family - September 6, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Pam Stewart and Dave Ross - September 6, 2022

Dear Lisa and family, We're so sorry to hear about Aunt Joan. She had a big impact on my life when I was little. I'm glad that Dave got to meet her and Uncle Ross - we enjoyed many visits in Cobourg. We'll always remember her smile and laugh. They may be gone, but their memories live on in our hearts. Love from Pam and Dave xo

Janet and Malcolm Macpherson - September 5, 2022

Lisa and family we were sorry to hear of Joan’s passing especially so soon after the loss of Ross.Joan was a very active and faithful member of St Andrew’s Church and will be missed by many.

David and Mary Jones - September 5, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

David and Mary Jones - September 5, 2022

Lisa and Family. We were sorry to hear of Joan's passing. She was a devoted and active member at St Andrews. Her smile, positive attitude and sincere interest for others will be missed.

Wendy Fedec - September 5, 2022

Lisa, I’m so very sorry for your loss. Your mom was such a kind and gentle person. May your many happy memories of her bring some comfort. ❤️

Peter Brotherhood - September 5, 2022

We are so sorry to hear of Joan's death. I knew her through the SPRED Group for high-needs adults at St Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Cobourg. She was such a failthful member, always smiling and encouraging our adult members. A very selfless person indeed! When we met in public, we would have great chats. She will be missed. Sincerley, Peter Brotherhood +

Liz Champion(McBride) - September 5, 2022

I am so sorry to hear of Joan's passing . She truly was a gentle loving soul.

Joan Kemp - September 4, 2022

Lisa and family. Sorry to learn of Joan’s passing. She was a member of the St. Andrews W,A. and can’t tell you how many pots of tea she made for our tea’s and bazaars. Everyone always said, that’s the best cup of tea I have had. She will be missed by us all.

Brad and Heather Halls - September 3, 2022

To Lisa and everyone in Joan’s family and circle of friends - Heather and I are so very sorry to hear about Joan’s death, a great loss to endure for again so soon after the passing of dear Ross. They will be always united in our prayers as they were in our fondness for them both. Joan always seemed to me to be determined to find the best in any person or situation, no matter how challenging the situation she might be facing. Her joyful smile made everyone around her feel better. She and Ross will always be at the close surface of our memories. Brad Halls Fergus, Ontario (formerly of Cobourg)

Gladys Morris - September 3, 2022

Please know my thoughts and prayers are with all of Joan's family and friends. A lovely lady with a welcoming smile. She and Ross together again.