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In Loving Memory of

Joanne Foster


Obituary of Joanne Foster

FOSTER, Joanne 
Peacefully went home to be with her Lord, on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, at the Greater Niagara General Hospital, in her 73rd year. Beloved mother of Paul Berry and Leigh Ann Crawford. Proud Grandma to Kaitlin Crawford and Summer Foster. Dear sister of Carol Ferrari, Susan (Dave) Durnan, Bob (Bonnie) Foster, Frances Foster, Mike (Cathy) Foster and Tim (Michelle) Foster. She will be greatly missed by her many nieces, nephews and lifelong friend Tudy Patterson. Predeceased by her parents (who she loved greatly) Margaret and Ernest Foster, also by her brother-in-law, Domenic Ferrari. 

Joanne was a devout parishioner for many years at St. Michaels Roman Catholic Church. She was a true pillar of strength to her family and left them a legacy of love and devotion which will never be forgotten. Her most joyful moments were spent with family and exploring nature outdoors with her grandchildren. Joanne loved bird watching and knew so many kinds of birds. She loved walking along the Welland Canal and researching its history. She really enjoyed watching her British mystery shows and loved discussing them in Facebook groups. She was such a loving and compassionate mother, sister, aunt and friend and will be so dearly missed. 

A special thank you to the nurses and doctors at the Hamilton and Niagara Falls Hospital for their care and support.

In accordance with Joanne's wishes, cremation has taken place. Arrangements are entrusted to Essentials Cremation and Burial Services (905-354-2133). A Funeral Mass will be held at Saint Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, 310 Central Ave, Fort Erie, on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 11am. An interment will follow the Mass, at Greenwood Cemetery, 1900 Thompson Road, Fort Erie. Expressions of sympathy may be given to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or flowers may be sent to Saint Michael’s Church for Joanne’s Funeral Mass. Online condolences may be shared on Joanne's tribute page at

Service Information

Funeral Mass

Date & Time:
June 15, 2019
11:00 am until 12:00 pm
Saint Michael's Roman Catholic Church
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Rite of Commital

Date & Time:
June 15, 2019
12:15 pm until 12:30 pm
Greenwood Cemetery
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Paola, Lucy & Rosanna Nigro
4 years ago

Our family is heartbroken at the news of Joanne’s passing. We share such wonderful memories of the entire Foster clan having been neighbours of theirs when we lived on Douglas Street.

Mr. & Mrs. Foster left such a wonderful legacy including each and every one of their children, grandchildren and eventual great-grandchildren.

Joanne’s authenticity, humour and deep laugh brought so much joy to our lives.

Our sincerest condolences to Paul, Leigh Ann and the entire family. Love,

Muriel Hall
4 years ago

My deepest sympathy goes out to Paul, Fran, Bob, Mike and all the rest of Joanne’s family. Have been a neighbor for 47 years
and knew your parents. Missed Joanne already as she had moved with Paul last year . May God Bless you all with Peace.

Christi (Marie) Kirzner
4 years ago

May the care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. My most sincere condolences to you, Paul, and your family. Keep your Mommy with you by holding her memories in your heart.

Jackie Wright
4 years ago

My sincere condolences to Paul and his family at this very sad time

Eileen Guerin
4 years ago

My deepest sympathy to Joanne’s Family, such a kind hearted soul, you will be missed but very fondly remembered, safe journey, R.I.P. Jo….

Dilette Villa
4 years ago

My deepest condolences to Paul Berry and his family. May God grant you the strength and peace you need to endure and overcome.

Christy Yokum
4 years ago

Please accept my condolences in the loss of Joanne.

MJ Fryer
4 years ago

My deepest sympathy to the entire family of Joanne Foster. A woman taken way too soon, I hope you all can take a bit of solace in that she is at peace and her love will always be in your hearts. God bless.

Denise Ellis
4 years ago

They say that you were a pillar of strength, but you were so much more to Paul, and I am sure the rest of your family. You will be missed here on Earth. My condolences to the family.

4 years ago

Deepest condolences to all the family. Joanne was a pillar for Paul, and all her family I’m sure. May she Rest In Peace in the arms of her beloved mother.

Larraine Stoughton
4 years ago

Just wanted to tell the family I am so sorry for their loss. Joanne was a very special woman. A very kind person and we will remember her nice smile. Rest in peace.

Angela canales
4 years ago

My deepest condolences to your family.

Wendy Stone
4 years ago

My heartfelt condolences to Joanne’s family. May she rest in peace.

Jan Valdez
4 years ago

My condolences to Joanne’s entire family. Her son and my friend,Paul, will especially miss his beloved mommy. She was taken way too soon…may she rest in peace.

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4 years ago

Though i never met you, i know you must have been a great person knowing how kind your son is. I hope you know that you are missed down here on earth but i know your at peace in heaven watching over your children. Theres a whole bunch of us who will do our best to keep paul fighting and make sure he knows hes loved. I hope heaven is everything you deserve.

Tracy Willoughby


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