THOMAS, Joan - It is with extreme sadness that we announce the passing of our Mum, Joan Philomena Thomas, on October 1, 2022, in Toronto, after a long struggle with cancer.
She was surrounded by family at the time of her passing.
Joan was predeceased by her parents, Victor and Bernadette; her son, Gordon; our dad, Noel; our stepdad, Douglas; and her sister, Dorothy (Dolly).
She is survived by her sons, Nigel (Dale), Derek and Glenn (Keith); grandchildren, Elijah, Joshua, Noah and Jacob; and sister, Yvonne. Our parents came to Canada in 1968 to ensure a better future for their family.
They instilled in us a sense of kindness, integrity, community and loyalty, with lots of fun and laughter along the way.
It was immediately evident to anyone who visited that our home was full of love, warmth, joy and delicious aromas.
Her love for cooking was always evident at every occasion but especially at Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas; she made the best fruitcake ever!
No one ever left hungry or thirsty. Her wit, charm and silly sense of humour was matched only by her love of family. She loved us unconditionally and was the ultimate mama bear to her bear cubs! Mum, Joannie, Mama, you will be missed more than you know!
Arrangements with the Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home.
Donations may be made to Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation in memory of Joan Thomas. Donation forms are available at Wellspring Westerkirk House.