Daughter of the late Kathleen Gulline and Lawrence Gulline, sister of the late Margaret Anne Kerivan and survived by her brother Lawrence and sister Sandra. Beloved aunt to Kathy Salerno (Jim), Joan Casper (Joe), Charles Kerivan (Alison), Laura Rohl (Lou), Meredith Ethridge (Jim), Larence Gulline (Terry), and Michael Gulline (Maya).
Joan was a teacher and loved teaching ESL and History, her favourite subjects. She enjoyed birthday celebrations with her friends and the Cranberry Festival in Bala. She loved playing euchre and crib. She was always ready to talk about politics and loved telling her favourite candle story. When she retired, she became a nanny to two little girls, Sydney and Amanda, and loved them like they were her own. She loved traveling both on land and on water with her sister Sandra. Having family and friends in the USA, they put some mileage on the car. River cruising was a favourite form of travel and Joan and Sandra made many friends on those trips and have maintained these relationships over the years. Joan had many friends and therefore many fond memories. She was ready to help anyone and listen to their stories. Mr. Tibbs, the family dog was always a constant companion and she dearly missed him when he passed. Joan, Sandra, and Mr. Tibbs met more people when out walking and they could always remember the names of the dogs but sadly the names of the owners seemed to escape them. Joan loved deeply and was loved by all who knew her. She will be remembered for her kind heart, gentle spirit, and unwavering faith. She will be forever in hearts.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Trillium Health Partners - Oncology, Compass Food Bank or a charity of your choice.
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