Joan Linwood Obituary
In Loving Memory of

Joan Elizabeth Linwood (née Deneault)

1952 ~ 2023

Obituary of Joan Elizabeth Linwood (née Deneault)

Joan Elizabeth Linwood (née Deneault), passed away on Tuesday November 14, 2023, just a week after celebrating her 71st birthday, surrounded by the love of her family at the NHS-Niagara Falls Site. She was greeted in the afterlife by her beloved husband of 52 years, Rick, her son Richard and her mother Nelda Denneny.

Joan is survived by her son Chris, grandson Nicholas and she will be dearly missed by her daughter-in-law Cathy, whom she remained especially close with after her son Richard’s passing, her siblings Robert, Wendy (Dan), Maurice (Julie), Donna (Mike), Paul (Rosa), and Ron. She will be deeply missed by her brothers-in-law Scott and Sam, sisters-in-law Mary (Henk Sr.) and Pat, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Joan found joy in simple pleasures, such as cooking her famous spaghetti sauce, baking chocolate chip cookies, tending to her garden, indulging in Netflix series, playing Bingo and pogo, and trying her luck with scratch tickets. Family get-togethers and lively dice games brought her immense happiness. Her cherished companions, Duffy and Odie, her beloved animals, were a source of comfort and joy.

She enjoyed over 25 years of employment as a dietary aide at Oakwood Park Lodge and even after retirement, Joan remained close with her former colleagues, sharing occasional lunch dates that were filled with laughter and camaraderie. Her kindness and giving nature touched the lives of everyone fortunate enough to know her. Joan's family would like to send a sincere thank you to the ER and ICU nurses, surgeon and doctors for their care and compassion during Joan's time with them.

In accordance with her wishes, cremation has taken place, and arrangements have been entrusted to Essentials Cremation and Burial Services. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date to honor and remember Joan. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made in Joan's memory to The Greater Niagara Humane Society, reflecting her love and compassion for animals. Online condolences may be shared on Joan's tribute page found at

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Theresa Walker
11 days ago

My Sincere Condolences to Joan’s Family and Friends , I truly enjoyed seeing her over all the years in the Dental chair , even if she did not enjoy it as much! She made me smile , Thinking of you at this sad time! Theresa RDH

11 days ago

Oh my sweet cranky Joanie! So many laughs over the years at Oakwood, ill be missin you till I see you again my friend ❤️

Diane Keenan
12 days ago

Chris, Nicholas & Kathy
My sincere condolences. Joan was a good neighbour to me .

Liz Clinton
12 days ago

So sad to hear of Joanies passing…had alot of years working together at Oakwood, tonnes of laughs and even a few tears. Joan was a good and giving soul, a hard worker and will be remembered as the Mum of the kitchen…I’ll always remeber you “Chachi”…and always have a smile when i remember some of our laughs we had over the years. Rest easy my friend ❤️
LOVE ALWAYS, Liz Clinton xoxo


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