As much as we celebrate the birth of a new family member, sadly the loss of one of our own is felt by us all. However, we choose not to harvest other people’s grief and only post when asked by a family member to do so.
With this in mind, we therefore offer our deepest and heartfelt condolences to Kevin Carruthers and his family on the passing of his much loved mother Joan, and with his permission we share with you a celebration of her life in summary.
CARRUTHERS, Joan Mary (nee Van Domelen)
In Celebration of Joan Carruthers (September 8, 1933 -November 6, 2022)
At London, Ontario, Canada on Sunday, November 6, 2022 in her 90th year, Joan Carruthers sadly passed.
She was the daughter of the late Peter and Leda Van Domelen of Kapuskasing, Ontario. She was the beloved wife for 34 years of the late Bruce W. Carruthers. Mother of Kevin (Karen Lee-Anne) of London, Ontario, and Karen Ann (Peter) of Vernon, British Columbia. She is also survived by her grandsons Cameron (Katina), Ryan (Noelle) and Daniel and great-grandson George.
Joan was predeceased by her brother Tom (Betty) of Kapuskasing, Ontario and sisters Elaine (Wallace) of Barrie, Ontario and Marcia (William) of London, Ontario.
To follow her goals, Joan graduated from the St. Michaels School of Nursing in the class of 1954 and further continued through the University of Western Ontario School of Nursing, class of 1960. Fully qualified, she went on to work for over 40 years as a registered nurse at the Mississauga Hospital (South Peel Hospital) in Ontario.
After her time at the hospital, Joan’s caring role continued when she worked in both Erin Mills Lodge Retirement Home in Mississauga and Southbrook Retirement Home in Brampton.
In retirement Joan was an avid golfer, hiker and bridge player and enjoyed lazy days at Koshlong Lake and travelling. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Although cremation has taken place, friends may call at the Turner & Porter ‘Peel’ Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga, (Hwy. 10 north of Q.E.W.) on Saturday, November 26.
Visitation will be permitted at 2 p.m. with the Service of Remembrance at 3 p.m. in the chapel, followed by a reception.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society of Mississauga or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Dorchester Terrace Retirement Home for their compassionate care.
Like a shadow in the moonlight
Like the whisper of the seas
Like the echoes of a melody
Just beyond our reach
In the shadow of our sorrow
Past the whisper of goodbye
Love shines through eternity
A heartbeat from our eye
Joan will always be remembered with the deepest love by all who knew her. May she rest in peace.
Promptus et Fidelis