Passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family at Northumberland Hills Hospital on Monday February 25th, 2019, in her 82nd year. Loving mother to Philip and Tony (Mary). Youngest daughter of the late Harold Edwin Wilson and the late Violet May Shropshire; Dear sister to Sheila McDowell, Cathy Wilson, Donald, Douglas, the late Paul, the late Kenneth and Robert. She will be sadly missed by her niece Diana Wilson, by Christopher Trevor and by all her many friends. Joan was an avid auction attendee, with an appreciative eye. She taught herself refinishing and upholstery techniques along the way to make her purchasers her own. Joan will also be remembered by the Bichon Frise Club of Canada for her immense contribution to breeding and showing of the breed. Her Bichon – Damien – won The National Specialty in Vancouver, the first for a Bichon Frise and the club now honours her contributions with a bi annual trophy for the Bichon Frise who wins the BBFC National Specialty. The family would like to thank Dr. Broderick and his team for their wonderful care of Joan over the years; Dr. Bhargava and his team at the ICU for their care and compassion, Sue Gallant and her wonderful staff at Regency Manner, the caring staff at Towers of Port Hope and Cindy our local LIHN coordinator and all her team for the amazing help and care they all provided. At Joan's request there will not be a funeral, however the family will host a gathering of friends and family at Allison's Funeral Home on Sunday March 3rd from 2 – 4.