Joanne Ethel Pew

11/02/1934 - 02/17/2024


Obituary For Joanne Ethel Pew

It is with heavy hearts that the family announces the passing of Joanne Ethel Pew (nee Elson). She was born on November 2, 1934, and passed away on Saturday, February 17, 2024, in her 90th year. Her parents were Henrietta Elson (nee Baxter) and George Elson who served in both World War I and World War II.

For the past few months, she has lived at the IOOF home in Barrie with her devoted husband of 71 years Ross Pew. She will be dearly missed by her four children Brenda Elias (Joe McReynolds), David Pew (Wendy Pew), Laurie Morin (Michael Morin) and Carole Pew (Tom Harrington) and grandchildren Mark (Sarena), Adam, Simon (Jessica) and Erin, Landon (Kat), Cale, Daniel and William and great grandchildren Noah, Jonah, Georgia, Rebecca, and Moriah Grace.

Born in Toronto, she lived most of her early life with her parents in the rural setting of Janetville and in her married life followed Ross in the road construction industry around southern Ontario. Later settling in Lindsay to raise her family and in retirement moved to Norland, and then in her final years moved back to Lindsay, Ontario.

Many great adventures were spent camping and traveling across Canada and the USA in the RV.

Joanne drove a school bus for over 40 years and enjoyed watching over the safety of children.

She is now resting peacefully and will be remembered for her love of gardening and all kinds of crafts.

A sincere vote of thanks to all the staff at IOOF home in Barrie for the wonderful care our mother received.

A celebration of her life will be hosted by her family at the

Caledon Senior Centre, 9 Rotarian Way (905 951 6114) from 2-4pm on Sunday April 14th, 2024.

Ross and Joanne were instrumental in forming the Foster Parents Society of Ontario. The family would appreciate expressions of sympathy in lieu of flowers made to the Foster Parents Society of Ontario,

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