Matthews, Joan Kathleen(nee Gordaneer)

November 27, 1931 to January 11, 2013

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Joan on January 11 in her eighty second year. Joan was the loving wife of Gilbert for 59 years, loving mother to sons Warren (wife Frances), Terry (wife Joanne), John (wife Cathy) and daughter Debbie (husband Tony Policelli). Proud and loving grandmother to Colin and Matthew Policelli, Tiffany and Ashley Matthews, Stephanie and Jessica Matthews and Sarah Matthews.  Great Grandmother to Isabella Policelli.    Joan was a kind and generous person who found something good in every person she met. She brought laughter and cheer and a sense of optimism to all challenges in life. Her view of the world was that every cloud contained a silver lining. She will be lovingly and deeply missed by her family and friends. Family and friends will be received at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lake Shore Blvd. W., (between Islington & Kipling Aves., 416-259-3705) on Wednesday & Thursday from 3~5 & 7~9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Friday at 11:00 a.m. Cremation will follow. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Messages of Condolences may be placed at

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