Read, Joan Audrey

Read, Joan Audrey

January 17th, 2021

On Sunday, January 17, 2021, the light went out in Joan’s eyes. She passed away with family by her side as she began a happier journey. Joan was born and raised in Tillsonburg, before moving to London. She had many interests and experiences in her 74 years. Perhaps her most cherished time was that spent with her family in Long Point. The family cottage was Joan’s place to truly enjoy life; a weekend sanctuary for over 50 years, and the place where she spent time caring for her late parents, Bill and Florine Sinden. She could always be walking the beach barefoot, sunning with a book, and joyfully laughing at the kitchen table over a game of Skip-Bo or having spirited conversations during an evening bonfire. Joan always took a moment to observe the wonder of a full moon rising out of Lake Erie, while joining in the singing of “I see a moon and the moon sees me”. Joan was loyal to her family, standing by her late husband Derek Read. Her consult will be missed by her sons Kevin Trotter (Kristin) and Dean Brenner. Cherished stepmother of Steve Read (Tracy) and Robert Read (Kate). Loving Grandma of Kamille, Karis and Hannah. Dear sister of Carol Davis (Ed). “AJ” was survived by her nieces Pam Naujokaitis and Vikki Anello, and her great-nephews Mitchel, Kyle, Nick and Alex. She will be missed by her extended family and dear friends including Angie and Mike Lumley. Our family is grateful for the caring staff and residents of Chartwell Royalcliffe Retirement Residence. You were like family during a significant transition in her life. To the staff at peopleCare Oakcrossing, your compassion provided her dignity as the twilight came. The best Celebration of Life will take place at later date for this amazing woman. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Joan are asked to consider the Alzheimer Society London and Middlesex. 

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Kelly MawsonI know words can’t take away the hurt you’re feeling for the loss of Joan, but I want you to know how much I care. Sending you support and strength in this time of loss
Joan HydeI had the pleasure and privilege of working with Joan at BMO. Our time in investment lending was one of the highlights of my career because of her. A great coworker but an even greater friend. My condolences to all.
Susan PeavoyThis is such very sad news. I worked with Joan at BMO, Westmount Mall Branch for many years. She was a wonderful woman to work with and had a great sense of humour. Condolences to her family.
Pat Trupishloved that women, enjoyed working with her at bmo. She had a great sense of humor, an honest hard working lady who will be truly missed
Carolyn RidleyMy deepest condolences go out to Joan's entire family. I remember Joan's smile and hearing her laughter at many of our Sinden get togethers. I know she will be dearly missed by all.
Nancy HarmonI will always remember Joan as a kind and very witty person.It was a privilege to have called Joan my friend.
Yvonne HouleJoan was a ball of fire & her laugh was so contagious. She made me smile every day as we worked together at BMO Main Office. She was a dear friend & will be always remembered.
Dorothy McKellarSincere condolences to the family- Joan was such a joy to work with . She always had a glint in her eye and that amazing laugh. She worked so very hard and truly had such a positive impact on colleagues and clients alike.RIP Joan
Maryke MorrisI just cannot remember JOAN ever being without a smile and a giggle. She was an amazing lady. I am so very sorry for her loss. Please pass my condolences on to all of Joan's family.
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