elevated rU1Rb August 8, 1932 ~ October 26, 2018
elevated rU1Rb Visitation
Monday, October 29, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
elevated rU1Rb Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
211 Langstaff Road East, Thornhill, ON, L3T 3Z6
elevated rU1Rb Funeral Mass
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.
elevated rU1Rb Chapel of St. Joseph – Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
elevated rU1Rb Please click on the link below to watch the Funeral Mass
elevated rU1Rb Funeral Mass for Joan M. Andrews
elevated rU1Rb Cremation
6933 Tomken Rd., Mississauga, ON
elevated rU1Rb Obituary
elevated rU1Rb It is with very heavy hearts that the daughters of Joan Millicent Andrews announce the death of their beautiful and extraordinary mum who passed away from liver cancer on Friday, October 26, 2018 at North York General Hospital, in Toronto, Ontario.
elevated rU1Rb Joan, nee MacMillan Smith, a citizen of the United Kingdom, was born in Simla, India, to her parents, Iris and Arthur MacMillan Smith, along with sisters Patricia and Gillian. She moved first to London and then to Canada with her sister Patricia in 1957 and married Harry Geoffrey Andrews who passed away on January 18, 1986. Together they had Susan, Sarah and Gillian.
elevated rU1Rb Joan leaves behind many, many people who loved her and looked up to her, including Susan Mary (partner Mike Mancuso), Sarah Jane (married to Chris Allen) and Gillian Louise (partner John Nuhn). Joan was a tremendous force in her sisters’ lives: Patricia Bridgnell and Gillian Dustin, as well as in the life of her brother-in-law Ian Bridgnell. They will all miss their Joanie very much. Joan’s grandchildren adored her and will miss their “Gma” greatly: Maddy, Sophie, Abby and Geoffrey Bonnanzio, Fabienne Andrews, and Liam Andrews Bancroft. She was “Auntie Joan” to many people over the years, but especially to her nieces Joanna Meilleur (married to Jean Meilleur) and Anne Bridgnell who passed away in 1981, Moira Dustin and Holly Dustin, and her nephews Christopher Bridgnell (married to JoAnn Bridgnell) and Benjamin Dustin. We know they will all miss her terribly.
elevated rU1Rb Joan had too many great friends to mention individually, but was best friends with Mrs. Sheila Scott for over 60 years. She also treasured the friendship she had with her brother-in-law Robin Andrews. Joan knew the names and histories of everyone she came in contact with, however briefly: her love, curiosity, energy, intelligence, sarcasm, wit, unwavering sense of humour and courage in the face of great loss and massive health issues charmed and amazed all, and endeared her to everyone.
elevated rU1Rb While there isn’t enough room in their hearts to hold all this sadness, Joan’s daughters are comforted knowing their mum is now at peace and has joined her husband Geoffrey in Heaven. They are finally together again after 32 years.
elevated rU1Rb In lieu of flowers, Susan, Sarah and Gillian would appreciate donations in their mother’s name to the Canadian Cancer Society (www.cancer.ca) and/or North York General Hospital (www.nygh.on.ca).