Thompson Funeral Home

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Joan Marie (Brown) Moher

28 February , 192913 June , 2019


Joan Marie Moher, beloved wife of the late William P. Moher, and loving mother of her son Brian (pre-deceased), entered into eternal peace Thursday, June 13, 2019 at Southlake Regional Hospital in her 90th year. She will be missed dearly by her five children: Suzanne (Roy) Thomas, Cathy (Frank) Quinn, Mike (Eva) Moher, Barbara (John) Regan, and Kevin (Sue-Ann) Moher. Joan was a loving grandmother (Pama) to her fifteen grandchildren: Christen, Breanne, Matt, Caitlin, Lauren, Anders, Hanna, Catherine, Brian, Connor, Shannon, Sarah, Heather, Liam, Christopher, and eight great-grandchildren: Lucille, Luke, Mila, Easton, Sophie, Anna, Laura and Henry. Predeceased by her parents, Redmond and Rita Brown, and her brothers, Walter, Edward, and Gordon Brown.

Joan grew up in Toronto and spent time as a child at Windy Ridge farm in King Township. It was here she developed a passion for gardening, and her love of animals. She graduated from St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto, where she met her husband William, and proudly mounted her degree above a sewing machine, where she skillfully crafted clothing and knitting for her large family, with love. Joan enjoyed hosting weekends at her recreational farm in Medonté, extensive travel with her husband, and many years with family and friends in Naples, Florida.

Joan’s family was blessed with a proud mother of six children, a benevolent matriarch and role model of wisdom and grace, patience, resilience, kindness and love. Joan dedicated her life to family and friends and was strongly devoted to her faith. Her children extend gratitude for the caring respite support Joan received at Hollandview Trail Retirement Residence. A private funeral mass will be held at Our Lady of Grace Church where Joan has been a long-time parishioner.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Joan's memory may be made to Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation, southlakefoundation.ca.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.ThompsonFH-Aurora.com for the Moher family.


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Joan Marie (Brown) Moher

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Susan McDermott

29 June 2019

Our deepest condolences to the family of our beloved Joan Moher! She was so genuine, so warm, so special, so loved and will be so very missed. Having Joan as a friend on FaceBook these past couple years brought a smile to my face every time someone posted to her page! It was wonderful to feel that she was close by even though my marriage had taken me out to Alberta 27 years ago. For as long as I can remember, because it began around the time I was born, Bill and Joan Moher were a part of Mom and Dad’s closest circle of friends. Even though Company moves took us from Montreal to Oakville and as far away as Mexico, Bill and Joan remained part of that circle. When I got married, I wanted a very small and private celebration at my parent’s home - a total of 32 people including my family. Of course, Bill and Joan Moher were included in that select group - they had to be! Just last month, Mom reminded me that I was to take her to spend time with Joan when I came home for a visit this summer. So very sad to have missed that opportunity. It really is true that you should never put off visiting someone you love! Joan, you will live forever in my heart and in the hearts of the many people who were blessed to know you. Send my love to Bill and my Dad when you get to the party Up There - should be a good one! xoxo...

wynne moles

28 June 2019

Dear Joan:
Upon returning home I could not believe what I read about your passing. It was and still is quite a shock to know that I shall never again see your face, your smile, to hear your laughter and to witness the wave you sent me at Sunday mass sitting in YOUR SPOT. I believe that shall be the hardest for me but knowing how strong in FAITH you were, I believe that a small part of you shall forever remain in YOUR SPOT and I shall remember you with LOVE.
My prayers are with you all. Love, Wynne Moles.

Maria & Russ Cundari

18 June 2019

Our sincere condolences to all the family at this very sad time from all our family .... thinking of you all and sending our love and support ... Russ, Maria & Family ♥️

Ruth Doris

18 June 2019

Sorry to hear of Joan's death she was a wonderful person a real delight to know. We met playing cards as well as at church. She will be truly missed.

Cheryl Sadowski

18 June 2019

I was saddened to hear about Joan. Although I only knew her a short time she was such a lovely lady, gracious and polite in so many ways. A very gentle woman playing bid euchre. That's how we met at the seniors centre. I often also saw Joan at Mass and we exchanged words after prayers.
She will be missed by so many.

Maureen MacDonald

15 June 2019

Dear Barbara and family,
I am saddened to learn that your mother passed away recently. Our moms, Joan and Mary, were dear friends and neighbours for the last 10 years and they laughed often at their weekly Bid Euchre games and luncheons together. They shared so many good times and they even squeezed in a road trip to Boston one year! Your mom will be missed immensely.
Keeping you and your family in our prayers,
Maureen MacDonald and family