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Joan Marie Corley

Joan Marie Corley

December 29, 2022

Joan Marie Corley

CORLEY, Joan Marie (née Elliott) – Peacefully, with her family by her side, on Thursday, December 29, 2022 at the Louise Marshall Hospital in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of the late John Corley (2016). Loving mother of Bill, Milton, Wayne, and David. Remembered and missed by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Milton Elliott (Lorna), Dianne Donald (Bill), and Jean Ferguson (Barry); and sister-in-law of Jim Corley (Annabelle), Agnes Hartwright, and Doug Falkingham. Predeceased by her sisters-in-law Mary Falkingham and Margaret Wollis (Art), and brother-in-law Paul Hartwright. 

A memorial service will be held at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 196 Birmingham Street East, Mount Forest, on Wednesday, January 4, 2023 at 1:00 p.m., with visitation at the church from 12:00-12:45 p.m. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Joan are asked to consider the Louise Marshall Hospital Foundation. England Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements. 


My condolences to the family on the passing of Joan. May her quick wit and ability to make you laugh continue in all who met and spent time with Joan. I know volunteering with her at The Thrift Shop I appreciated her humour and dare I say sarcasm - caught me off guard on several occasions and then I'd turn and see the twinkle in her eye as she smiled at me.

— Tali McGovern, February 4, 2023

Condolences to the Corley and Elliot families. Joan will always be remembered as good friend and neighbor and to help out whenever needed. Fondly remembered, Carolyn, Royden and Drew.

— Carolyn, January 22, 2023

My condolences to all. RIP

— Lori Roefs, January 11, 2023

I was very sorry to hear the news of Joan's passing. I enjoyed working with Joan at the day care. Joan will be missed.
Sincerely: Jim and Kathy Armstrong

— Jim and Kathy Armstrong, January 10, 2023

Our condolences to Joan's family,
We enjoyed having Joan as a neighbour and will miss her at our pizza nights.
Doug & Christine

— Doug Fischer, January 10, 2023

Our deepest sympathy to all families. She always had a smile and a kind word.

— Karen Switzer and Jim Seifried, January 7, 2023

I first met Joan when we moved to Mount Forest and she was a Sunday school teacher. We have continued a friendship through the years. She was a Thursday volunteer at the Thrift Store that brought lots of laughter every week. Her love of jewellery and owls was well known. I will miss her.
Sincere sympathy to the Corley and Elliott families

— Sharon Wilson, January 3, 2023

Passing along our deepest sympathy in the passing of Joan. Our families crossed paths when they lived on Hwy 6. Dave would be a regular at our dinner table and Joan would call to see where he was. My husband, Ron, would cut across their fields on a sled during the winter to visit his favorite girl across the hwy. There will be great memories of Joan for all as the days go by. Share those with your family during the grieving process; it brings comfort. May God be your strength and peace.

— Ron & Janice McGuire, January 3, 2023

Sincere condolences to you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Joan will be missed. Wayne and Sandra

— Wayne and Sandra Lytle, January 3, 2023

To the Corley family. Joan and I were both bus drivers. I have such great memories of those years with Joan. She always had a great smile. My sincere sympathy to all.

— Grace Copeland, January 2, 2023

Our prayers are with you all ! The Christmas season is such a hard time to lose family. Praying God will comfort you during this time. Peter and Ruth Weber

— Ruth Weber, January 2, 2023

Sincere condolences to Joan's family.
I feel like I've known Joan for as long as I can remember. We could always strike up a conversation when we met, whether somewhere down town or here at Strathcona Village Homes. It wasn't too long ago, when we happened to be checking for our mail that we again shared a few words of welcome and discussed our hopes for more sunny days.
Miriam Long

— Miriam Long, January 2, 2023

My condolences to the Corley family. Joan was a wonderful woman, she will be missed.

— Cheryl (Bye) Murphy, January 2, 2023

My sincere condolences to the Corley and Elliott
I remember Joan as one of our “choir mothers”
many years ago at the United church, always having a lovely smile.

— Flora Burke, January 2, 2023

Joan was one of those people you liked to meet anywhere in the community. She was always interested in and interesting to share family and community news. As a school bus driver she greeting "her" children with her big, welcoming smile. Our sympathy to all the family. George and Bonnie Holliday

— George and Bonnie Holliday, January 2, 2023

My Family and I wish to extend our sympathy to the Corley and Elliott Families. Joan has been in my life for 67 years, since grade 9. We have been there for each other through happy and sad times. I will miss her, greatly.
Marlyn, Mark, Brian and Families.

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— Marlyn Howard, January 1, 2023

Our sincere sympathy to Joan's family. We loved having Joan across the street. She always had a smile and contributed to our neighborly gatherings with a giggle and a tease. We will miss her very much!
Phyllis and Hunter

— Phyllis Mann and Hunter Kitto, January 1, 2023

We will really miss Joan. She always had a kind word and a smile for everybody. We enjoyed spending time with her as she had a knack of making one feel uplifted.
Hugs from Nancy Payne and Russ Jenkins

— Nancy Payne, January 1, 2023

My deepest sympathy and condolences to all of the Corley and Elliott families. Joan was a wonderful person and so friendly every time that I met her. My thoughts and prayers are with you all, especially with Milton and Lorna, whom I had known the best. May you rest in peace.
Pauline Brown

— Pauline Brown, December 31, 2022

My Sincere Sympathy on the death of your loved one. My memory of her was her friendly smile and greeting when we would meet at the grocery store or where ever. She was a beautiful lady who loved her family dearly. You will treasure your happy memories. Mary McIntee

— Mary McIntee, December 31, 2022

Our condolences to the Corley and Elliott families on the passing of a wonderful lady Joan. We have many fond memories of chats and laughs at the ball games over the years. Prayers and thoughts are with you at this most difficult time. Lorne and Florence Moyer

— Lorne and Florence Moyer, December 31, 2022

Our deepest sympathy to all of you on the passing of your Mom/Grandma. Joan will be missed at St. Andrew’s as well as the Thrift store. She always had a smile for everyone.

— Gord and Kathy Calder, December 31, 2022

Condolences to Joan’s family. Joan has been a great nenghbor fo the past 5 years. She will be missed

— Sandra Mcmeekin, December 31, 2022

I am sorry that Cheryl, my Dad and I will not be able to get to Joan's funeral. I haven't been back to Mount Forest to see her for some years now but I fondly remember all the summers I spent on the farm as a young boy. Aunt Joan treated me like one of her sons, caring, praising, teaching, and occasionally kicking my butt. Good memories.

— John Falkingham, December 31, 2022

Sincere condolences to Joan's family. She was a lovely person. I enjoyed working with her at the Mount Forest Thrift Shop. We always had a few laughs. She will be missed. Sue Lawson

— Sue Lawson, December 31, 2022

Corley Family, so sorry to hear of Mom's passing. We will miss her cheerful smile and chats, her positive request for her tea at Prime Timers and visits at the arena. Love and prayers to each one. Garn and Barb

— Garn & Barb Troyer, December 31, 2022

I am sad to hear of Joan’s passing. I worked along side of Joan at the Thrift Store and will cherish the memories I made with her. A great stylish lady who always had a smile! RIP my friend!

— Janet Freiburger, December 31, 2022


— FRED HOEHN, December 31, 2022

Thinking of you all during this difficult time. Aunt Joan was a wonderful lady.

— Sam Schildt, December 30, 2022

Contact Info

294 Main Street South
P.O. Box 38, Mount Forest
Ontario, Canada N0G 2L0
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