Joan Claire (Silvester) DOODCHENKO

April 3, 2021


Surrounded by her family at Douglas Crossing on April 3, 2021 following a 2-year battle with brain cancer. Joan was pre-deceased by her husband & soulmate Leo (Nov 2020) and by son Michael (2007). She will be dearly missed by son Steve (Donna), daughter Kathy (Nelson) and daughter-in-law, Sherry. Joan was the incredibly proud grandma of Taylor (Keesha), Cameron (Nicole), Kayley and Amanda.

For more than 40 years, Joan was a familiar face behind the desks of doctors’ offices throughout Uxbridge. She was the charter president and a life member of the Kinette Club of Uxbridge and a devoted member of St. Paul’s Anglican Church for over 66 years. One of Joan’s proudest moments was being awarded the Order of the Diocese of Toronto at St James Cathedral in 2019.

Joan will be greatly missed by her extended family, including Lorne Silvester, Doneen Silvester, Ken Silvester, Kim & Mike Heathcote, Debbie Silvester, John Dyczkowski, “grandkids” Ryan Davies and Myrna & Justin Amyotte, as well as dear friends John & Candy Davies, Judy Fountain and Len & Lynn Skidmore.

Special thanks to the Douglas Crossing family for their exceptional care and kindness throughout Joan’s journey, to Rev. Mark Kinghan for his support, and especially to Dr. Jennifer Wilson for her compassion and guidance. The family is very grateful to all.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, St. Paul's Anglican Church (Uxbridge) or a charity important to you would be appreciated.

A Celebration of Life will be held for both Joan and Leo when the threat of Covid-19 has passed and it is safe for family and friends to gather together again. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main Street South, P.O. Box 388, Uxbridge, Ontario L9P 1M8 (905-852-3073). 

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Canadian Cancer Society
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Tel: 1-888-939-3333

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59 Toronto Street South, Uxbridge ON L9P 1H1
Tel: 1-905-852-7016

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