Obituary of Joanne Marie Doucette
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a deeply loved mother, wife, friend, and sister. Joanne, affectionately called Joanna by her loving husband, Tim, was so very proud of her daughter, Jacqueline, and son, Matthew - both were Joanne’s world, as she was theirs. Joanne will also be dearly missed by her four siblings, Adrienne, Marie, David and Mike, who hold a lifetime of shared memories of their beautiful little sister.
Joanne had a long career in nursing, graduating with her Degree in Nursing from McMaster. She became a Masters prepared Neonatal Nurse Practitioner working in Neonatal Intensive Care Units at Women’s College in Toronto and McMaster’s Children's Hospital and was a Clinical Professor at McMaster School of Nursing. Joanne worked in a Managerial role at Joseph Brant Hospital for a time. She later transitioned to paediatrics in the Children’s Pain Management Program at McMaster Children's Hospital.
Her quiet authority, reassuring manner, and gentle approach were appreciated and admired by peers, patients and their families.
To her many friends and colleagues: We share your grief. Know that she valued and appreciated your friendship and support. Joanne’s loving presence will remain with all of us for days to come.
This loving mother, wife, sister, aunt, cousin, nurse, and friend will be missed by so many. We should aspire to share the love and strength that she inspired in all of us. A celebration of Joanne’s life will be held on Sunday, January 8th at 2 p.m. at Grace United Church, 2111 Walkers Line, Burlington.
In lieu of flowers, donations to “Wellwood Cancer Support in Hamilton” would be appreciated. As she was an avid gardener, when winter leaves us and spring arrives, you might also consider planting some flowers in her memory. Online condolences and notes of sympathy may be left at www.donaldvbrown.ca