Sunday, December 10, 2023
December 10, 2023


Joan Edna Milton

June 30, 1923 –

September 4, 2011

Joan, born in London, was a wartime nurse who cared for her patients with compassion, sensitivity and humour. She enjoyed a brief career as a ball room dancer after the war, but was proud and happy to give up both careers to be a full time mum once her first son was born. In 1957, she immigrated to Ontario with her husband Ron and two sons, Michael and Derrick. Joan and her husband moved to Saltspring in 1991 to be closer to their youngest grand children, Margo and Shayla. Joan was disappointed that she had watched from a distance as her older grandchildren, Jennifer and Robert had grown up. Joan worked for a variety of charitable and community organizations both in England and Canada. Her greatest love was for children, but her love of animals, music, dance, theatre and travel was evident in her varied activities. She was very active in the Scout and Guide organization, setting up many packs and troops on 2 continents, as well as organizing at the provincial level. She was instrumental in creating live theatre in Aurora and was active in many organizations such as Royal Canadian Legion, the Humane Society, the SPCA, Seniors for Seniors, Central Hall, and more. Even at 88 she was still leading a sing-a-long regularly at Greenwoods. Joan?s strong will, never ending curiosity and sense of humour will be missed by all who knew her.

Memorial and Celebration of Joan?s Life

Sunday, September 18, 2:00 pm

at the Harbour House Green Room

(easy wheel chair and walker access via the rear door)

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