Joan Robson

Obituary of Joan Robson

ROBSON, Joan Sawyer

At Belmont house, on Friday, January 7, 2005, in her 85th year. Joan was the beloved wife of the late Charles J. Robson; dear mother of John (Esther), the late Donald (Kathy) and Nancy Hamm (Richard); cherished grandmother of Michael and Jennifer, Geoffrey and Scott, Stephen, Peter and Patrick. She is survived by her brother Bill Woodcock (Babs) and her sister Mary MacMillan. Joan graduated from the University of Toronto at the age of 19. During World War II she worked for the Secret Service in New York under William Stephenson. She was a hardworking volunteer for many organizations including the National Ballet, the Toronto General Hospital, Metropolitan Nursery School, and the ROM and was an avid Garden Club member. Beloved by and devoted to her family and her many friends, she was an active participant in life, with a mischievous sense of humour. Gracious and kind, she maintained her beautiful smile to the end. The family is extremely grateful to those who cared so well for her during her illness, especially to Carol Lombard, her devoted caregiver for 10 years. A private family service will be held. To celebrate Joan�s life, her family will welcome friends at a reception on Tuesday, January 11th at the York Club (Bloor and St. George) from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. If desired, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada, 20 Eglinton Ave. East.