Joan Brewer

July 14, 1923December 28, 2013

BREWER, Joan July 14, 1923 - December 28, 2013 Sergeant in the ATS during WWII It is with overwhelming sadness that we announce the death of Joan Brewer at St. Joseph's Hospital on Saturday, December 28, 2013 from complications of Lymphoma and C Difficile. She passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of her family and in the arms of her daughters. Predeceased by husband Denis Brewer (1984), loving Mum to Janet Poole, the late Clive Brewer (2000) and Denise Brewer Leonardo. Adored Nana to Lesley, (Daniel), Mark, Steven, Sarah, Colleen and her precious angel Heather (2012). Will be missed by family in England and her former son-in-law Brian Poole and his wife Cathy. Joan served in the British Army during WWII as Sergeant in the Auxiliary Territorial Service. She was a well respected manager at OHIP for 18 years. Those that knew her will miss her wit, dry sense of humour and her insatiable thirst for knowledge. Friends will be received at CRESMOUNT FUNERAL HOME, 322 Fennell Avenue East, on Tuesday, December 31, 10:30 to 11:30, followed by a funeral in the chapel at 11:30. Interment White Chapel Memorial Gardens to follow. The family would like to thank the nursing staff of CTU Central for their compassionate care over the last 8 weeks and also thank you to family physician Dr. R Epstein for his dedicated care over the last several years. "To have--to hold And then to part is the greatest sorrow of the heart" Online condolences may be made at


  • Visitation Tuesday, December 31, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, December 31, 2013

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December 31, 2013

Janet and Denise and families
Thinking of your mom; memories going back to our childhood and teen years. Your mom was a second mother to me; so willing to listen, and to give advice, if asked. Joan was always an elegant, strong woman, through the good times, and through adversity. May you find strength in all of the wonderful memories she has left you with. Love Marg (Toronto, ON)

Johana Beal

December 31, 2013

I'm wishing you peace, love and prayers during this very difficult time. Your mum will live forever in your memories.

Darlene Moore

December 31, 2013

Thinking of you and your family today Colleen and sending lots of love and hugs your way. Love Darlene Moore

Tracy Kirby

December 31, 2013

Your Mom will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are everyone one of you and your families.
Tracy Kirby(Hamilton)

sandi belford

December 31, 2013

So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you all.

Kim Hunter

December 31, 2013

Janet and Denise, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.

December 31, 2013

Greg and I will miss a very great lady and Mum!!!