Obituary of Gwendoline Joan Dorothy Thornton
Thornton, Gwendoline Joan (nee McNamara)
Passed away peacefully on Monday, October 5, 2020 at River Road Retirement Residence at the age of 96. She is reunited with her husband, Frederick Thornton. Forever missed by her children Christel Tyson (David), Paul Thornton and Gwendoline Borg. Loving Granny to David Borg, Dean Borg, Kim Uguccionni, Clarisse Thornton, Craig Thornton and Neal Thornton. She was a great Granny to 9, and great-great Granny to 3, including Juno, her fur-grandbaby. Joan will be remembered by her lifelong friends Pat and Joe Craffigan.
Joan loved to travel, with her passion taking her to all corners of the world including: Hong Kong, Australia, Europe, Cuba, and Greece. When she could not travel far, she enjoyed walks around her neighbourhood. Joan took pride in getting ready in the morning by choosing matching clothing sets, accessorizing with jewellery, lipstick, and makeup to match. She loved playing euchre and bridge at the local community senior centres. Joan was a “community Mom” to all her children’s friends, always being involved and helping at their events. Joan was a strong and independent woman and will be missed by everyone who knew her.
Essentials Cremation and Burial Services (905-354-2133) has been entrusted with her arrangements and cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Princess Margaret Hospital for Breast Cancer, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or Sunnybrook Hospital – Toronto, would be appreciated by the family. A private family burial will take place at Beechwood Cemetery on Wednesday, October 14th at 2:30 pm where Joan will be buried with her husband. Online condolences may be shared to Joan’s tribute page at EssentialsNiagara.com.
Date & Time:
October 14, 2020
2:30 pm until 2:45 pm
Beechwood Cemetery - 7241 Jane St, Concord, ON L4K 1A7
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