Joan Jelley

Obituary of Joan Verna Jelley


On August 9, 2021, Joan passed away peacefully at Sunnybrook Palliative Care at the age of 91. She is predeceased by Michael, her devoted husband of 52 years. She leaves behind her loving daughters, Barbara (Calvin) and Victoria (Roy) as well as her five grandchildren, Griffin, Matthew, Eric, Jason and Claudia.


Joan was an active person who taught figure skating, enjoyed golfing and curling. She was a decades long member of the Beta Sigma Phi organization as well as Sweet Adelines International.


A gregarious person, Joan was never one to shy away from new experiences. Michael, Joan and the girls moved around Ontario and Joan always took it in stride. She loved meeting new people, hosting numerous curling parties and many golf events.


Joan leaves behind a lifetime of laughter and love that she has passed down to her daughters and grandchildren. She will be missed dearly.


A private, family funeral will be held. 


We would like to thank Dr. Selby, the nurses and support staff at Sunnybrook Palliative Care. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.  Condolences may be forwarded through


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