Peacefully, in her 85th year, on Monday, October 18, 2021, at Peterborough Regional Health Centre, after declining health over the past 6 months. Loving daughter of the late Cecil (2006) and Millie (2001) Gurney.  Beloved wife of the late Jim (2000).  Caring mother of Brenda (Pete) Kuhar, Ron, and predeceased by David (1979).  Devoted grandmother of Darryl (Samantha), Michael (Joeline), and great-grandmother of Amelia and Evan.  Predeceased by her brother Edwin Gurney (2002) and sister-in-law Glenys (2016).  Will be missed by her many nieces and nephews.  A private graveside service will take place at a later date.  Donations in memory of Joan to SickKids Foundation, CNIB Foundation or Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.  Online condolences may be shared at


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  • Oct 22, 2021

    Sandra Fitzgerald
    It is with fond memories that I remember Joan.  She was the mother of my childhood friend, Brenda.  Many good times playing in their basement and more than a few times getting ourselves into trouble. (Ronnie, how did you put up with us girls?)  As well, I remember Joan and Jim being foster parents to other children in those early years.  Their home was welcoming and was almost like a second home to me.  
    The family has always remained a close-knit unit and Joan will be truly missed.  Gary and I send our deepest condolences to Brenda, Ronnie and their family. 
  • Oct 22, 2021

    Joy McDonald
    So very sorry to hear of Joan’s passing.  She was a devoted wife to one of my favourite cousins
    Always smiling and happy, She is leaving some wonderful memories   Sincere condolences to 
    Brenda, Ron. and families.
  • Oct 23, 2021

    Joe and Helen Pearce
    Aunt Joan was a truly kind, caring and positive person. We will remember her fondly. We extend our condolences to Brenda, Ron and the entire family.

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