August 9, 2021
It is with great sadness and much love that the family of Johanna Dowley announce her passing on August 9, 2021 in Scarborough, Ontario at the age of 95. Cherished Mother of Joan Cormier (Brian), John Dowley (Jeannine), Geraldine Dowley Foley (predeceased), Maura Kolesznk (John); Beloved Nan to Ryan Shears (Tanya), Laura Dowley (Jody), Sarah Bray (Mike), Charlotte Dowley (Wes) and loving Great Gran to Tyonna, Ryan Jr., Malcolm, Edie, Jack, Sean, Maggie, Brooklynn, Noah and Cora. Predeceased by former spouse Richard Dowley. She will be fondly remembered by her sisters Mary Haines (Frank), Phyllis Maunsell, brother Chris Delahunty and many nieces, nephews and friends. She was born in 1926 in Clonmel, Tipperary, Ireland and was the second oldest of eleven siblings. She had a close and loving family and her fond memories of family and her beloved Ireland were never forgotten. She emigrated to Canada in 1953 with her children Joan and John and joined her husband Richard Dowley in St. Thomas, Ontario. Shortly after they settled in Toronto and Geraldine and Maura were born. She worked as a Teaching Assistant for Kindergarten and Grade One students at Secord Elementary School. She flourished there for about 10 years until her retirement. She was a charming, funny, affectionate, loving and empathetic soul. She loved her family and was so proud of her Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren. Before she moved into her retirement residence, you would find her gardening in her beautiful, flower-filled backyard with her cats, Bailey and Kahlua, asleep in the shade of her Lilac tree. Her idea of heaven. In her later years, she lived at Retirement Suites By The Lake. The family would like to thank the dedicated staff for providing such loving care, compassion and kindness. We are also grateful to the wonderful friends she made there who brightened her days with laughter and conversation. An intimate family and friends gathering will be held at a later date. If you wish to leave a message of condolence please visit www.aftercare.org/tributes An Irish Blessing May the road rise up to meet you. May the sun shine warm upon your face; the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.
It is with great sadness and much love that the family of Johanna Dowley announce her passing on August 9, 2021 in Scarborough, Ontario at the age of 95. Cherished Mother of Joan Cormier (Brian), John Dowley (Jeannine), Geraldine Dowley Foley... View Obituary & Service Information
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