WADDLING, Joan Patricia - Peacefully at her home in Brighton on Thursday, November 30, 2017, age 69 years.
Joan Waddling, daughter of the late Raymond Brown and the late Verna (Chatten).
Loving wife of 52 years of Ron Waddling.
Dear mother of Tia.
Sister of Shirley and her husband Jim Cummings, Norma and her husband Jerry Waite, all of Brighton, Helen Mutton of Peterborough, and Lois and her husband Wayne Hunniford of Woodstock.
Predeceased by her brother-in-law Michael Mutton.
The farm girl from Springhill Farms at Spring Valley, child of the Chatten, Brown Clan, country girl of Hilton and Brighton returns for the conclusion of her earthly journey.
Joan became well known as a professional hairdresser and business woman in Toronto and later in Brighton. She enjoyed giving back through volunteering to both communities. As an Inner Wheel member of The Rotary Club of Toronto she was hands on in service to the numerous charities represented by the group. In Brighton Joan offered support to the beautification of Brighton, was responsive to the needs of a DBIA and provided peripheral assistance and validation aimed at a better quality of life in the municipality.
During her career in Toronto, by way of offering apprenticeship in her beauty salons, Joan assisted new immigrants to Canada with English, societal adjustments, work and friendship. Many of her proteges went on to own businesses and employ others.
Special thanks to a compassionate professional, Dr. Iris Noland and to PSW Cathie, to all caregivers and friends who comforted.
The family will receive friends at the Hilton Hall Heritage Centre, 50 Chatten Road, Brighton on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 from 2 to 4 p.m. for a Celebration of Joan’s Life. Interment at Hilton.
As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or the Northumberland Community Care, Brighton, would be appreciated by the family.