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Joan Walker

June 2, 1922 — January 22, 2018

WALKER, JOAN-nee OLDFIELD – We are sad to announce that our mother Joan Walker passed away peacefully at the age of 95 on January 22, 2018. Joan was born in Manchester, England on June 2, 1922. Mom met our dad Sgt. Elvey Walker, a Canadian Soldier, during World War II. They married and she emigrated to Sarnia in 1946 on a War Bride ship. Joan raised four children, has 8 grandchildren and 8 great- grandchildren. Throughout her life Mom enjoyed social gatherings with her family and friends, curling, retired army officer events, and sing a longs at the Strangway Center. She loved to travel, collect spoons and hats, which she loved to wear out and about. Mom also loved to sing and even in her later years when her memory failed, she was still able to sing the words to her favourite songs. She was the beloved mother of Joan Walker (Keith Pedder), Sue Faiers (Brian), Bob Walker (Jane Hamilton), Jan Walker-Holt (Robin Holt).  She was the loving Nanna to Susan Kristjansson (Rappi), Victoria Mitchell, Jesse Faiers, Andrea Donnelly (Mike), Sean Holt (Rose), Alex Holt (Melissa), Colin Walker and Olivia Walker and Great Nanna to Vivian, Bridget, Samantha, Madeline, Kiera, Sylvie, Finn and Annabelle. She is survived by sisters Margaret McKeever (Jeff)-England and Brenda Breakwell (late Len)-St. Kitts, as well as numerous nieces and nephews from both the Oldfield and Walker families. She was predeceased by her husband Elvey Walker (1974) and sister Clarice Newbrook (2005). Cremation has taken place and a Celebration Gathering of Joan's Life will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St, Sarnia) on Saturday June 9th, 2018 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Memories of Joan may be shared beginning at 2:00 pm. Memorial donations in memory of Joan Walker may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 62. The arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre of Sarnia. Memories and messages of condolence may be made through www.djrobb.on.ca .

“The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at Twin Lakes Terrace”

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