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Eleanor Whiting

October 11, 1938 - January 25, 2012


Whiting, (Eleanor) Joan
October 11, 1938 – January 25, 2012

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our much-loved mother, Joan. Her gentle nature blessed us with courage, wit, and humility throughout her life. Her bravery, especially over the past three years with her illness, taught us how to live life and approach death with quiet dignity. Predeceased by her parents, Fredrick and Grace, Joan is survived by her children, Bryce Mickleborough (Nancy), Craig Mickleborough (April), Jillian Mickleborough-Sugiyama (Masaaki), and Ian Mickleborough (Kathy); her cherished grandchildren Emily and Taisuke, Trish and Tyler; siblings Maurice, Elizabeth (Elsie), William (Bill), Gordon, Percy, Ethel, John (Jack), and Patricia (Pat); and numerous nieces and nephews.

Joan was born in Qu’Appelle, Saskatchewan and lived in Yorkton, Weyburn, Regina, and Calgary. She settled in Duncan some 25 years ago where she created a circle of supportive and loving friends.

Joan will be remembered as a hardworking, dedicated mother and friend, and as a gracious hostess and woman with class. She was an avid baker, knitter, reader, and bridge player and thoroughly enjoyed her many travels to Arizona and Japan.

The family would like to thank Connie and Sharon at the Cowichan Community Cancer Clinic and her doctors for their kind and loving support to Joan throughout these years, and the nurses who ensured her comfort during her final days.

A Celebration of Joan”s life will be held at the Maple Bay Yacht Club on July 28, 2012 at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in Joan”s memory may be made to the Cowichan District Hospital Foundation.


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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Shelly (Leibel) Toniello
Relation: I am her niece.

Bryce, Craig, Jill and Ian – we are so sorry to hear of Auntie Joan’s passing. It’s been a few years since we saw her out at Uncle Bill’s, but she looked like a million bucks as usual. Such a classy lady! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Dino and Shelly (Leibel) Toniello

From: Swannie and David Titterton
Relation: Friends/ex-neighbours

Craig, April and family,

Our deepest sympathies on your loss. We treasure the fondest memories of happy times spent with your Mother.

Swannie and David Titterton

From: Mona / Ken Morrow
Relation: family friends

Our sympathy goes to all Joan’s children. We are Jack’s sister and brother in law.Mona is Dora Whiting’s sister.We have never met any of you children. your Unkle Jack is very special to us.
Ken & Mona Morrow

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