Lumley, Joan Marilyn

May 21, 1945 ~ October 07, 2021

LUMLEY, Joan Marilyn – Peacefully with her family by her side, Joan Marilyn Lumley (nee Squires) passed away on Thursday October 7th, 2021 at St. Joseph’s Hospice. Left to mourn are her husband of 59 years, Philip and her 7 children, Valerie Stairs (Joe), Mike Lumley (Elizabeth), Patrick Lumley (Adele), Melody Card, Cindy Mallette (Jason), Ted Lumley, Josy Dibenedetto (Josh). Loving grandmother to Steve, Joe, Amy, Emerald, Jarred, Brittany, Nathan and Dominic. Great grandmother of 12 and aunt of many nieces and nephews. Also survived by her 2 sisters, Norma Pyne and Kathy Lamore (Bill). Predeceased by her parents, Lloyd and Freda Squires and sisters Florence Smeltzer and Helen Sullivan. Joan’s passing has left an incredible void in her beloved family and local congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Joan’s love for her children and grandchildren was foremost in her daily routine. The valuable life lessons she taught will continue to live on in them. Joan touched many lives within the small community of Wilkesport where she has spent the last 40 years.  She will be missed. Special thanks for the exceptional care received from her family, home care nurse Samantha, Dr. Kim and the compassionate Nurses, PSW’s and staff at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia. Much appreciated too were the visits, cards and flowers from her friends in the Wallaceburg Congregation.

Funeral Details
As per Joan’s wishes there will be no visitation at the funeral home. A Memorial Service will be held via Zoom on Sunday October 17th at 2:00 pm. (Zoom ID #  978 710 1311 Password: joan). Neighbours and friends are also welcome to offer their condolences and share great memories at the Lumley home afterwards between 4:00 and 6:00. COVID PROTOCOL MUST BE FOLLOWED.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St Joseph’s Hospice Sarnia and

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  1. Deepest condolences to all of the Lumley family. I met Joan and Phil when I was very young and to say she went out of her way to try to steer me right, is an understatement. Although I moved away, somehow she was always there when I had a rough patch in life.. during times of my own mom, dad, or sister passing I’d turn around and literally there she was with a hug and a word of comfort… We had gotten quite close over the last bunch of years mostly through text or occasional call.. opening up or lives, past and present.. she was so proud of all her children, and grandchildren. The stories she told. I adored her. Let’s not forget Phil he was the love her life, she would keep me up to date with his shenanigans. Whether working on a car or feeding the chickens, he never stopped it seems. I’ve rambled on… but let it be known Joan was loved and will be missed by me and many more. Rest easy Joan. Your job here is complete. Love always Joe

  2. We will be praying for your family at this difficult time.
    Hugs to each one of you. ❤️
    Eric and Joy (Squires) Christian

  3. Phil and family so sorry for your loss. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers
    Sean and Helena

  4. I’m sending my heartfelt condolences and prayers to Phil and families. Remember the beautiful times you had together to help in healing and peace. I remember Alot of memories from growing up in Wilkesport, and when my brother was struggling Joan and you were there to help comfort him. She will be missed.

  5. Phil and family our thoughts and prayers are with each one of you at this time. Joan had such a struggle and all of you were always there for her. We know you all have many beautiful memories so share them, cherish them and never forget all the wonderful times you spent with her in years past. We will continue to pray for each one of you always

  6. Melody, Jared, and Brittany
    Sending condolences on the loss of your mother and grandmother. Thinking of you all during this difficult time.

  7. My deepest condolences to you and all your family Phil….I pray you will all find peace, that you will cherish and remember the great family times that you shared. We will all miss Joan here in the Village!

  8. Phil and family sorry for the recent loss of Joan. We will be thinking of you all in these troubling times