• Saturday, January 28
    11:00am - 12:00pm
Saturday, January 28
12:00pm at Clark Funeral Home
Joanne Cooper

April 29, 1946 - January 22, 2023


COOPER, Joanne Lane
Peacefully passed away at Macassa Lodge on January 22, 2023, in her 76th year. Predeceased by her parents Harold and Oma Cooper, of Ancaster. Survived by her brother Peter and his wife Barbara, nieces Lisa (Dennis) Clifford and Susan (Brad) Grahlman, and great nieces and nephews Brett (Hope), Anna (Ryan), Rachel and Sarah (Gabe). She had a long lustrious career as a nurse with Public Health for the City of Toronto. Joanne was an avid traveler, especially enjoying Africa and Greece. She enjoyed singing in the choir and social times with her friends. Special thanks to the staff of Macassa Lodge for their care and compassion. As per her wishes, cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received at the M.A. CLARK & SONS FUNERAL HOME (567 Upper Wellington Street, Hamilton) on Saturday January 28th from 11:00am- 12:00pm, with a Celebration of Life beginning at 12:00pm, in the chapel. Interment will take place at a later date. Donation to a charity of your choice, would be greatly appreciated by the family.
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Marlene Longdon

Posted on: January 26, 2023

Joanne, was my dear friend of 50 plus years, thru nursing school, McGill, sharing apartments and many wonderful adventures together. Joanne was the most loving, giving soul I have ever know. She never complained, never asked for anything and was always willing to give to others. I had the good fortune to spend time with her in her last few days and share memories. It was a very special time that I will always cherish.
Patricia Shannon

Posted on: January 26, 2023

A group of 5 ladies went to Memphis, Tennessee and Joanne was one of them. We went to Graceland and the Museum of Civil Rights and had a lot of fun, good food and many laughs. I have never heard Joanne sing but her good nature and kindness stand out. Condolences to her family.
Linda Maw

Posted on: January 25, 2023

All I can do is endorse what other members of St James have already shared. A wise, caring, giving person with a beautiful, welcoming smile, and a calm, attentive presence. I served with her on Pastoral Care where she instigated some informative wellbeing programs; served under her on the Co-ordinating Committee as well as sang with her in the choir. In her last few years with us she was so appreciative of any help given. We were sorry to say goodbye and saddened to learn of her passing. My sincere condolences to her family.
Ann Linton

Posted on: January 25, 2023

Joanne was a kind and loving person who gave so much of herself to others. It is easy to see why she chose nursing as a career. I knew her from St. James United Church where we sang together in the choir, and for many years Joanne was in charge of our Pastoral Care Team which she led with so much grace and and compassion.

My sincere condolences to her family.
Kay Baxter

Posted on: January 25, 2023

Joanne was a true friend.
We shared a love of music, both by singing together in the St. James United Church Choir and by appreciating the outstanding music in the concert halls of the city of Toronto. We also enjoyed several spring holidays, together with Pat Waugh in the Niagara region.

I missed her so much when her failing health necessitated her relocation to be near her brother Peter and his family in Ancaster.

She always gave generously of her time and care to others in her community. Her care and dedication were reflected also in her noteworthy nursing career where she was appointed to a senior position in the combined MetropolitanCity of Toronto in 1998. It was her lifework, follows a close second by her love of St James' United Church in Etobicoke.

We were privileged to know her. I still miss her cheery Hellos!

Kay Baxter
Elaine Eatough

Posted on: January 25, 2023

So sorry to hear of Joanne's passing.Sending condolences to Pete and family xx
Barbara Wane

Posted on: January 25, 2023

Joanne was such a capable and caring person.
I am from St. James and was delighted with her leadership, and, most of all, her caring.
She really was involved in her work, and was so dedicated.

What a kind and dear person she was!!

-Barbara

Jean Spencer

Posted on: January 25, 2023

It saddens me to know that Joanne has passed away. I knew Joanne through
singing in the choir at St. James together. She was always so friendly and
had such a lovely warm smile for everyone. My thoughts are with all her family members.
Anne Tipler

Posted on: January 25, 2023

I am so sad to hear of Joanne's passing. I knew Joanne through the choir at St James and also as part of the Reiki community at the church. She was a light to all of us and will be greatly missed from this world. I hope the family feels support from all those who mourn with you.
Judith Jones

Posted on: January 25, 2023

What a gift Joanne was to St. James United Church. She contributed in so many ways, always with grace and enthusiasm.

I was very sad when Joanne moved, leaving St. James. And I am very sad to learn the sad news of her passing.

My deepest condolences to her family and friends.

jj
Eileen McAuley

Posted on: January 24, 2023

I knew Joanne only a little bit though St James United Church. I found her to be a warm, caring and very interesting person. I learned about her public health work one day; she dropped something off for me at my home and told me she knew the area very well, as it had been part of her beat, so to speak. And she did love music!! Please accept my condolences, and may good memories keep some of her sparkle alive for all the family.
Karen Nichols

Posted on: January 24, 2023

Joanne was a lovely person who shared her gifts with everyone she met...especially those of us at Wellspring Chinguacousy....Rest on peace, dear friend....
Georgia Bartolotta

Posted on: January 24, 2023

Peter and Barb and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Dave & Georgia
Mary Siegrist

Posted on: January 24, 2023

Joanne was a kind and caring person who shared her gifts with St. James. Joanne attended Wellspring Chinguacousy and brightened up every meeting. My condolences to her family and friends.
Luba Romanow.

Posted on: January 24, 2023

Joanne was a lovely person. Very caring, interested in anyone she met. She was a gift to St. James United Church. She was in charge of the Pastoral Care Team, did a wonderful job. The choir was her favourite joy.

Meeting Joanne just brightened up your day. Will be missed forever. L
Mhairi Godley

Posted on: January 24, 2023

Joanne was such a lovely caring person. She was Chair of the Pastoral Care Committee of St. James, Etobicoke, for many years. She was also a well-loved member of the choir for many years.
My condolences to the family.
Barry Holt

Posted on: January 24, 2023

I always remember her generousity and big heart. She was a pleasure to work with. A dedicate Christian. We were lucky to have her as a member. BHJ