elevated 6HiUD February 2, 1924 – October 18, 2018
elevated 6HiUD Visitation
Monday October 22, 2018 2pm to 4pm & 5pm to 8pm
elevated 6HiUD Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
211 Langstaff Road East, Thornhill, ON, L3T 3Z6
elevated 6HiUD Funeral Mass
Tuesday October 23, 2018 at 11:30am
elevated 6HiUD Chapel of St. Joseph – Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
elevated 6HiUD Interment
Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery
8361 Yonge Street, Thornhill, ON, L3T 2C7
elevated 6HiUD Section 21
elevated 6HiUD Reception
Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home – Following the Interment
elevated 6HiUD As an expression of sympathy, donations may be given to Community Living Ajax-Pickering-Whitby and or Durham Association for Family Resources and Support.
elevated 6HiUD Obituary
elevated 6HiUD Johanna McGouran (nee O’Callaghan) born Toronto, Ontario. February 2, 1924 – October 18, 2018. Johanna passed peacefully at the age of 94 while in Lakeridge Health Oshawa Hospital where she was surrounded by her loving family.
elevated 6HiUD Our mother was a wonderful mother, she was a fabulous Gran and Great Gran. She was a kind, caring, gentle lady with a great smile, who was so generous with her time for all family, friends and even strangers she would meet. Her love of her family, her faith and her friends kept her with us for so very long, we are all truly blessed.
elevated 6HiUD All the family wants to give special thanks to two of her daughters Annie and Margie who constantly, selflessly and lovingly cared for our mom in the last few years.
elevated 6HiUD She is predeceased by her husband Bernard of 43 years. She is also predeceased by her daughter Mary Bernadette and her son Timothy and her own brothers James and Timothy. Johanna lived a full and loving life enjoying her family and friends. She will be deeply missed by her children Kathleen (Ronald), Thomas (Evelyn), Bernard (Nancy), Maureen (Phil), Michael (Francesca), John (Sora), Bernadette (Peter), Joan (Paul), Annie, Margie (Samuel), Mary (Martin) and Karen. Gran/GG as she was loving called will be sorrowfully missed by her 30 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren and counting. She will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews and many wonderful friends, both old and new.
Dear Annie and family,
Please accept my deepest condolences. Your mom was an amazing woman and she will live on through her children, grandchildren & great grandchildren. Much love
She was simply the best, who we loved dearly and will be missed terribly!
Hi Bernadette, so sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you and sending my love to you and your family. xo Julie
Julie thank you very much for your condolences. She will be missed, she was a special lady, mom, Gran and GG, she also was a kind citizen of the world, we need more people like her.
Hi Julie, thank your for your condolences. After all these years, I appreciate you thinking of me.
Johanna’s gift of unconditional love ….. understanding …. acceptance will always be an inspiration. I feel blessed to have known her. My deepest condolences to all of the family for your loss.
With Sympathy, Mirella
Hey there, thank you so very much for your kinds words about our mom. She was very special and will be missed by many. Hope all is well with you.
Thanks Mirella — much appreciated — she will be missed!
Oh Mrs. McGouran,
May you rest in peace with Mr. McGouran.
This is a well deserved rest as you have done the work of many many angels. God Bless you and your family forever.
BTW. I still crave your potatoe soup and have never made it as great as you did. You always had enough to go around (and that was alot!)
Dear Chris, thanks for the kind works, she will be missed by many, potatoe soup is one of all of our memories, so happy you remember. Take care
To the McGouran Family,
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for the loss of your Mom, our thoughts are with all of you during this difficult time.
With Love, Mattea, Teresa and Vincent
Hey there Mattea, thank you so much for your condolences its means a lot to me and my family. My mom was a special person and the world will not be the same, not for us for sure, she was our glue, it will be hard. Hope to see u soon. Take care,
Please accept my deepest sympathies in the loss of your mother.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Thanks Brenda, she was a wonderful person and will be sadly missed by all!
You were a lovely and kind lady with a beautiful wealth of children and grandkids and great grandkids. What an accomplishment and I remember how sweet you were to my father, Francis.
Thank you for your kind words about my mom. She was kind to all, need more of that in this world.
Ahh what a great picture of Aunt Joan! You can see so much of her spirit in her face!
A more beautiful person you won’t ever have the pleasure of knowing.
Us ‘Pat’s Boys’ were so lucky and blessed to have her in our lives!
We’ll miss you Aunt Joan but smile at memories and knowing you’re back with your buddy, our Mom.
Thanks Tom! We was a very special lady and will be missed by all! I’m sure our Mothers are together again! Cheers, Annie
Very nice words about mom, that just don’t make them like Betty and mom anymore, this world needs them though. Take care