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Joan Bowyer

Obituary of Joan Bowyer

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With gratitude for a life of family and love, we share the news of the passing of Mary Margaret “Joan” Bowyer on June 14, 2021 at the age of 88 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.


Loving mother of Elizabeth (Ed Farrell), John (Janine), Donald (Caroline) and Robert (Bernadette), and adoring and loved grandmother to Catherine (Lucas), Michael, and Megan Farrell; Rebecca (Collin), Jonathan and Elizabeth Bowyer; Jessica, Courtney, Samantha and Kate Bowyer; Frances, Simon and Lucas Bowyer; and two great granddaughters Eve and Ivy whom she was able to meet via Zoom.


Joan was predeceased by her parents Jean and Arnold Brown, and her siblings Norval (Adrian) Leitch and Raymond Brown. She is survived by her sister-in-law Marie Brown as well as many nieces and nephews.


Joan had a successful career as a teacher in Peel District School Board. She was active in the Brampton and Oakville communities, the United Church, the Retired Teachers of Ontario and Power Squadron. Joan was fortunate to have many wonderful friends who travelled the world with her, including regular trips to Hawaii.


Joan will be remembered for her generosity of spirit, especially with her children and grandchildren. Special thanks to the staff of Blueberry Hill at Hillsdale Estates Oshawa, for the loving care of Joan over the last 6 years, and in particular during the last year and a half of COVID.


Due to the restrictions in place due to COVID 19, a Private Visitation will be held at DeStefano Funeral Home, Oshawa with interment at Glen Oak Memorial Gardens in Oakville.


For those unable to attend the Funeral Service, there will be a Livestream availalbe by clicking the link below:


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As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made Alzheimer's Society of Canada (  Memories may be shared at


Funeral Service

11:00 am
Monday, June 21, 2021
DeStefano Funeral Home Chapel
1289 Keith Ross Drive
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
The funeral service will be for only invited guests only. You may join the livestream on Monday at 11:00am.