Joanne was born in St. Stephen, NB and later moved to Montreal where she and John met while skiing. From there they moved to Kitchener where they raised their daughters. Moving again to Ohio for work and then back to Kitchener where they enjoyed retirement. They loved to travel, often with friends, to enjoy what the world had to offer.
Joanne was a proud Registered Nurse. She received her training at the Saint John General Hospital in New Brunswick and received her post graduate training in the operating room at Montreal General Hospital. Joanne worked in Bermuda, Montreal and at the Grand River Hospital. She retired in 1995 after a victorious battle with breast cancer.
Joanne enjoyed bridge, reading, skiing and going to the movies. She took up golf in retirement and had an everlasting desire to improve her swing. Joanne formed close friendships wherever she went and was known for her strength, warm smile, and her compassionate spirit.
She was the beloved wife of John William Hugill for 48 years. Loving mother of Laura Hugill (Brett) and Sarah Hugill. Cherished sister of Beverly Duke (Ward), Terry Simpson (Trevor) and Jim Irving. She will be fondly remembered by her nieces, Karen Simpson and Emma Walsh. Predeceased by her parents James and Helen Irving. She will be sorely missed by all, but her memory will live on in our hearts.
The Hugill family would like to extend our gratitude to all the staff at Trinity Village Care Centre, for their attentiveness and loving care.
Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Parkinson Canada, Canadian Cancer Society or Trinity Village as expressions of sympathy.
Messages and condolences may be left for the family at www.tricitycremations.com or 519.772.1237. Please visit Joanne's obituary notice on Facebook.