ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Joan Cancel 81 years old , born on May 11, 1938 and passed away on April 3, 2020. We will remember her forever.
Posted by Voni Reid on April 6, 2020
My earliest memory of Joan begins with many of thousand trips she made dropping and picking us up from many activities and "hang-outs". She welcomed me as one of her own children. Her kind compassionate nature has filled our hearts and given us vivid memories to cherish until we meet again. God Bless you.
Posted by Debby Daoust on April 6, 2020
I always felt a connection with Aunt Joan & our mutual love of animals. The picture of Tennessee brought back so many memories of him, Gypsy and
Danny boy. I used to walk over to the barn and visit with Aunt Joan and Mary Lou while they were taking care of the horses. One day I got to ride Tennessee in the pasture. Something spooked him and he took off running. I just held on dodging a couple tree branches. Somehow Aunt Joan got in front of him waving her arms and yelling and getting him to slow down. Afterward she told me how good I did staying on all that time. She was my hero that day. I love her. ❤️
She will be forever missed.
God Bless her.
Posted by David Cox on April 5, 2020
Joan was the most loving person I've ever met. I was honored to have her in my life. She will always be remembered. I've learned a lot from her, and she always had open arms for everyone. God had decided it was her time to fly, waiting above was her mother and father ready to welcome her home. I will forever remember Joan Marie Cancel.
Posted by Lois Primmer on April 5, 2020
As a younger cousin living next door, I looked up to Joan and appreciated how she would share her love of horses with me. She was a wonderful Aunt and friend. 
Joan's family was always her first priority and was loved by all. Bob and I will miss her dearly. She is in our prayers.
Posted by MIchelle Cichon on April 5, 2020
In memory of a life so beautifully lived and a heart so deeply loved, May you rest in peace with all the angels up above pain free surrounded by your loved ones and a farm full of pets. God has an extra special angel above who will be missed by all, but never forgotten.

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Posted by Voni Reid on April 6, 2020
My earliest memory of Joan begins with many of thousand trips she made dropping and picking us up from many activities and "hang-outs". She welcomed me as one of her own children. Her kind compassionate nature has filled our hearts and given us vivid memories to cherish until we meet again. God Bless you.
Posted by Debby Daoust on April 6, 2020
I always felt a connection with Aunt Joan & our mutual love of animals. The picture of Tennessee brought back so many memories of him, Gypsy and
Danny boy. I used to walk over to the barn and visit with Aunt Joan and Mary Lou while they were taking care of the horses. One day I got to ride Tennessee in the pasture. Something spooked him and he took off running. I just held on dodging a couple tree branches. Somehow Aunt Joan got in front of him waving her arms and yelling and getting him to slow down. Afterward she told me how good I did staying on all that time. She was my hero that day. I love her. ❤️
She will be forever missed.
God Bless her.
Posted by David Cox on April 5, 2020
Joan was the most loving person I've ever met. I was honored to have her in my life. She will always be remembered. I've learned a lot from her, and she always had open arms for everyone. God had decided it was her time to fly, waiting above was her mother and father ready to welcome her home. I will forever remember Joan Marie Cancel.
her Life
Joan Marie Cancel (Clayton) passed away peacefully at home on April 3, 2020 at the age of 81.  She is predeceased by her parents Marvin and Dorothy Clayton as well as her siblings Patricia Zeedyk and Daniel Clayton.  She is survived by her husband Robert, her children Christine, Kathleen, John, Teresa, Joseph and her eight grandchildren.

Mom (Joan) was born on May 11, 1938 in her family home where she ultimately spent her entire life raising her family.  As a child and young woman, she grew up with horses, cats, dogs and many other varieties of animals. She felt she couldn't have grown up in a better family and childhood than the one she had been blessed with.  When she was a young woman, she and her best friend Laverne spent over a year planning their tour of the country on horseback.  They traveled the country out of a flatbed pickup truck instead of horseback.  We loved to listen to her stories of all the crazy adventures they had on this trip.  

She met  our dad working at her job at Toweko.  They had five children that she loved so well that each one of us believes that we were her favorite.  She had the patience of a saint with all our antics and mischief as children and later as teenagers that we can't believe she didn't just lock us in a room until we were old enough to throw out of the house.  She kept our secrets to this day so that only at our family parties it was one of us that would slip up and tell a story about something we did when we were younger that dad found out our secrets.  

She was our rock through everything we went through in our lives.  She was our everything.  She was the one phone call we all made that no matter what was going on in our lives a conversation with her would make it better.  We have all lost our best friend.  She is irreplaceable.  

During these extreme times where we can't gather and tell our favorite stories of Mom's life, we would love if you would share some of your favorite memories and stories of our mother Joan Marie Cancel.

Lastly, in lieu of flowers we ask that you donate to your local SPCA as each one of her cats and dogs also feel they were her favorite.

 

 

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Shared by Stephanie Marrone on April 4, 2020
As a child I spent my days at the Cancelhome.  We played outside from morning til night. Mrs Cancel always made sure we were fed, safe and busy.  Some Days she would drive around to take us to where we needed to go ! She was the neighborhood mom, the mom we all loved and admired.  She put everyone first, and never herself. I think all the kids in the neighborhood were a little jealous of the Cancel kids, cause they had an awesome mom.  Miss you Mrs. Cancel!