It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Joan Patricia Etherington (née Hartwell) on Monday, September 13, 2021 at the Cornwall Community Hospital at the age of 93 years. Born August 8, 1928 in Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England. Beloved wife of the late Vernon Etherington. Loving mother of Lisa Runions (David), Cornwall, On and Jane Etherington, Victoria, BC. Cherished grandmother of Rebecca, Sarah and Patrick. She is survived by several cherished nieces and nephews in Canada and abroad. She leaves behind her beloved bird, Kiwi. Joan has left her mark on the world, through the many lives she and her husband touched and nurtured as exceptional foster parents to over 35 children for Children’s Aid Society. She was known as “Mom” to many international students and newcomers to Canada who had the opportunity to reside with her. Joan was a loyal monarchist, avid world traveler, Queen Mary II aficionado, story teller, garage sale enthusiast, lottery ticket buyer and philanthropist. She was a woman of great faith and conviction. She is predeceased by her parents; the late Thomas Hartwell and the late Mary Ann Hartwell (née McKeown), by her brother; Brendan Hartwell and her sisters; Mary Szulak and Marie Malkowski. In keeping with her wishes, services will be private. She will be laid to rest at St. Lawrence Valley Cemetery, Long Sault. As expressions of sympathy, Memorial donations to the Heart Institute of Ottawa or to the Cornwall Community Hospital would be appreciated by the family.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Joan Patricia Etherington Hartwell Monday September 13th 2021..
Death notice for the town of: Cornwall, Province: Ontario