MERSEREAU, Joan Marie (nee Dwyer)

Nov 28, 2017 @ 11:03

Passed away peacefully with her family by her side at Sudbury, on November 24th, 2017.

Joan is survived by her partner Jeff Floria; her children, Glenn Mersereau (Karen), Laura Mersereau (Rene) and her grandson Brandon Mersereau whom she loved very much.

There will be no funeral service but a Celebration of Joan’s Life will be held in Wawa in Spring 2018.

Joan loved being a teacher in Wawa. She taught for over 30 years, and she always said “there are no bad kids”.

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  1. RIP dear friend. You will be missed.
    Sincere condolences to Glenn, Karen, Laura, Rene and Brandon.

  2. Mersereau Families ..

    It saddens me to read of the passing of your mom and grandmother. I have allot of good memories of her and the 4 O’clock Club at the Legion!
    Our deepest condolences go out to you and yours.

  3. Loved her and miss her dearly. She will be remembered forever. My condences to You Glen and family. You were an amazing son and she was lucky to have you at her side every day as you with her by yours. We love you forever Joanie xoxo
    Rest In Peace sweet angel ♡

  4. Susan Thomas (Poulin)

    Laura & family my sincere condolences for the loss of your mom she was a great lady both my children loved having her as a teacher

  5. Glenn and Karen.
    It was a pleasure to take care of Jonie. I Will truly miss her.
    I’m thinking of you ,
    Sharon Colwell

  6. Glenn and Laura – on behalf of my mom, Helen, our condolences to you and your families. May your wonderful memories help ease your sorrow. Take care.

  7. Mary Nowiski Lesperance

    Mrs. Mersereau was my kindergarten teacher and was a wonderful person. My condolences to the family. Mary Lesperance

  8. Connie DeLuco (O'Leary)

    My sincere condolences Laura and Glenn and family. I was fortunate to be a part of the family in many ways. Joan was a wonderful woman and i will always cherish the memories.

  9. So sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of meeting Joanie and she will truly be missed.
    Carole Groulx

  10. Jeff, Glenn, Laura and Brandon
    I was heartbroken to read the passing of your partner/mom/grandma.
    She was an amazing woman and teacher. I have never forgotten her help
    through a difficult time. My prayers are with the entire family.

  11. Condolences to the family,your Mom was one of a kind R.I.P. Joan my friend .

  12. My deepest condolences, she was my kindigarden teacher. Loved her, rest in peace.

  13. Jeff, Laura and Brandon I am so sorry for your loss.My heartbreaks for you all.She was an amazing woman
    May you find comfort in you memories

  14. Hey Mers; sorry to hear about your mom. Kelly & I pass on our sincere condolences. Take Care & be safe.

  15. Laura and Glenn,
    I am so sorry to hear about your mom. Try to treasure the good memories during this sad time.
    Love Sarah-Jane xoxo

  16. Joanie .. You are at peace now.. I miss u u dearly my friend Helen

  17. My condolences. Joan was my kindergarten teacher and inspired me to become one!

  18. Very sad to hear of Joan’s passing. She was my grade 1 teacher, and she truly was a great teacher who loved all her students and went above and beyond for some of them.

  19. Glen, Laura, Jeff, Brandon and family,
    It is with a heavy heart that l offer our deepest condolences in the passing of your beloved mother / grandmother. and partner! Joan was a incredible lady, teacher extraordinaire, and a hoot to party with! You touched many lives in your your years that we were blessed to have you at St. Joseph’s School here in Wawa! Rest In Peace dear Joan! Dalyce Rutland and children – Brandi-Lee, Riley and Dusty Rousseau

  20. I would like to offer my sympathies to Glen and Laura for their loss. Joan was a long time friend of my sisters in growing up on First Avenue in Wawa. May Joan rest in Peace.

  21. My condolences to Jeff, Glenn, Laura & Brandon. She was a wonderful person & was so good to the kids when she was teaching. She was a special person.

  22. So very sorry to hear about the loss of your mother Laura, Glenn and Brandon. You have my heartfelt condolences.

  23. My dear Kindergarten teacher! So sad. I still remember being in her class doing art and crafts, nap time, singing songs. Such a wonderful lady. My condolences.

  24. My condolences Lara to the loss of your mom she was a special person always loved serving her at valumart when I worked there she always had a good heart and a smile on her face she will be missed

  25. So sorry to hear of Joan’s passing. She was such a gracious hostess to John and I when we first came to Wawa in 1999. A great sense of humour and full of interesting town tidbits. She will be missed and condolensces to her family and friends.

  26. Sincere condolences to all the family.

    Jude and Don

  27. So heartbreaking, thinking of you all…Joan was always such an inspiration. She never gave up, on anyone or anything in her life! I’m so proud and grateful to have been her friend. Sending biggest hugs and so much love to Glenn, Laura, Brandon and all who was blessed by her beautiful spirit xooxo

  28. Laura, Glenn and families, my most sincere condolences to you all. Joan was one special lady, always ready with a smile for you.

  29. Condolences to all Joan’s family and friends. Joan touched a lot of people throughout her life. It is gratifying to see the posts about her influence on so many students in her care. May you rest in peace Joan.

  30. Jeff, Glenn, Laura & Brandon, our hearts go out to all of you during this sad loss of such a wonderful woman. She gave her heart & soul to so many children, and for so many years. She was just so awesome. All of our family including Rebecca Lebel were all taught by Joan. I’m sure that she will Rest In Peace because she is in a beautiful place now!

    Elmer & Evelyn Diak, their children & Rebecca Lebel know that she will be dearly missed & once again our condolences go out to all of you!

  31. We are thinking of you all during this time of loss. Joan was extremely loved by everyone who knew her. Our condolences to you all.

  32. Glenn and Laura, Jeff,
    Very sorry for the loss of your mother and partner. As you know she and I shared a special bond for many, many years; so many memories and good times. We also shared a very strong belief in the priorities of teaching and I had the greatest respect for her as a teacher.
    Will always remember you, Joan.

  33. Laura, Glenn and family: Thinking of you at this sad time. I have great memories of your Mom and her fantastic sense of humour. I don’t think there was ever a time from (even at a “ÿounger” age) that she didn’t make me smile or laugh. I know you will always cherish your wonderful memories of her!

  34. Anne-Marie Nowiski McGrath

    I am so sorry for your loss Glenn, Laura and family. Thoughts and prayers are with you .