Oshawa Funeral Home

847 King Street West, Oshawa, ON


Joan Terry

February 6, 1936January 30, 2018

TERRY, Joan Evelyn (nee Smith) Passed away just shy of her 82nd birthday with grace and courage on Tuesday, January 30th, 2018. Joan was born and raised in North Toronto, her favourite colours being the red and gray of the N.T.C.I. Cheerleading Team of which she was a proud member. After high school, Joan worked for Confederation Life until she became a full time mother and was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. She fought this terrible disease for just under 50 years, never once complaining or asking “why me” and never once not enjoying fun, laughter and the odd beer with family and friends. Joan was predeceased by her mother and father, Gladys and Charlie Smith, her brothers of whom she was so proud, Donald and Allan, sister-in-law Barbara Smith and brother-in-law Harry Terry. She is survived by her husband of almost 60 years, Bill, families Bill and Kathy, Doug and Wendy, Mike and Marcia and (Jodi), and 8 of the best grandchildren in the world Bill, Kelly, Meaghan, Scott, Ryan, Deena, Andrew and Mishelle and too many to mention but not to forget, nieces and nephews from both sides of the family, In-laws Len and Mary Terry of Port Credit and sister-in-law Kathleen Smith of Brockville. The family would also like to extend our deepest gratitude and thanks to the staff of Sunnycrest Nursing Home for their great service over the past two years. Arrangements entrusted to OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234). Online condolences may be made at www.oshawafuneralhome.com.

May you rest in peace, Mom, Nan, Auntie Joan and “Fats”, you have earned it.


Joan Terry

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Therese Dineen

September 14, 2018

Doug, I'm sorry to hear that your mom passed away earlier this year. May the many beautiful memories of your mom comfort you and your family always. Love, Therese Dineen

Lynn Peck

February 13, 2018

Our thoughts are with the whole family. I will always remember how kind and welcoming Joan was with my son Andrew, and how she always had a special bag of carrots and celery for him at Halloween. Lynn Peck (nee:Smith) and Grace Smith.

Tom Gibb

February 3, 2018

Mrs. Joan Terry....just saying it brings a smile.
She will be missed.

Linda Straton

February 3, 2018

Dear Bill, so sorry to hear of Joan's passing. We will miss her with all our hearts. You both where the best neighbors we ever had. We didn't realize how blessed we where to have you both as neighbors, Joan always made me laugh, and you could tell she was always happy, and never let anything get the way of her disease . She truly was GOD sent. She will be missed. Our prayers are with you in this tough time. May she Rest In Peace. All our love, Allan & Linda Straton your Americans neighbors, and friends.

Beverly Dawkins

February 2, 2018

I am so sorry, Bill. I will always remember her joyful laugh.

February 2, 2018

Bill, so very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and wishing you well.
Jim Giblin

February 2, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time,
With love
John and Zena Filmer

February 1, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at a sad time ..many memories from hockey ..Bob,Isabell ,Brian,Debbie and Liz Clark

February 1, 2018

Again, all of the family, my heart sank in a little deeper when I got the new from my dad and I suppose it will stay that way. You all took amazing care of auntie Joan and should feel so good about that. She with uncle bill have raised a wonderful family. Love cousin leslie

Lynda Sherman-Chaplin

February 1, 2018

Bill and family: So very sorry to hear Joan has passed away. My thoughts are with you at this time. I have many fond memories of Joan and am sad that I didn't keep in touch over the years. She always had a smile and was always kind.
Lynda (Sherman) Chaplin