Joan Hummel

Joan Louise Hummel (Hewitt)

Monday, November 7th, 1927 - Thursday, August 15th, 2019
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In Loving Memory of Joan Louise Hummel
Passed away peacefully at the Haliburton Hospital on Thursday August 15th, 2019, in her 92nd year.

Predeceased by her husband’s John Garvin (1974) and Clayton Hummel (2013). She was the most loving and caring mother to Jill Garvin of Midland, Lori Kunkel (Dan), of Minden, Gord Hummel (Deb) of Barrie, Coralie Hummel of Vancouver and Cathy Stephens (Mike) of Minden. Predeceased by her oldest son, Byron Garvin (2001) and her beautiful daughter Jennifer Nealon (John) (2012).

Fondly remembered as Nanny or Nana, she will be missed immensely by her grandchildren, Wendy (Kevin), Linda, Bill (Rachelle), Steve (Lori), Erin, John (Breanne), Michael, Tammy (Kevin), Shelly (Evan, predeceased), Brandon (Rachelle) and Robbie, predeceased by Meaghan (Jay). Great Nanny to 15 great grandchildren and 2 great, great grandchildren. Sister of Nancy (Dave).

Joan lived in Toronto and Sutton with her husband John raising their family until his passing in 1974.

Joan and Clayton married in 1977 and moved to Minden after both losing their spouses and formed the “Hummel Bunch”. They spent many years on Mountain and Boshkung Lakes and winters traveling, or in Florida, Mexico, and Arizona. They lived a full life of entertaining friends and will be missed by their “Dinner Group”. Joan spent the last 2 years living with her daughter Lori and Dan and enjoyed many walks with their dog Daisy and afternoons enjoying the sunshine.

Special thanks to Dr. Christina Stephenson & the nursing staff at Haliburton Hospital for their phenomenal care!

The family invites everyone to join them on Saturday August 24th, 2019 from 10:00 am until the time of the Service to Celebrate Joan’s Life at the Minden Bible Church, 177 Bobcaygeon Rd., Minden at 11:00 am. Reception to follow at the Church (downstairs).

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Haliburton Highlands Health Services Foundation or Highlands Community Pregnancy Care Centre Inc., would be appreciated and can be arranged through the Gordon A. Monk Funeral Home Ltd., P.O. Box 427, Minden, Ontario K0M 2K0.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, August 24th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Saturday, August 24th, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    Minden Bible Church
    177 Bobcaygeon Rd.
    MINDEN, ON K0M 2K0
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service to Celebrate Joan's Life

    Saturday, August 24th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, August 24th, 2019 11:00am
    Minden Bible Church
    177 Bobcaygeon Rd.
    MINDEN, ON K0M 2K0
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor David Johnson
  • Reception

    Saturday, August 24th, 2019 |
    Saturday, August 24th, 2019
    Minden Bible Church
    177 Bobcaygeon Rd.
    MINDEN, ON K0M 2K0
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Reception to follow downstairs


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Diane Peacock

Posted at 09:51am
Lori and Cathy. Our condolences in the loss of your mother. We are sending you both and all your families big hugs.

Love and prayers,
Perry, Diane and Caitlin Peacock

Phil & Tania McRae

Posted at 02:34pm
In Loving Memory from Tania, Phil & Dylan McRae
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Ron and Brenda Callaghan

Posted at 05:35pm
Ron and Brenda Callaghan
Dear Lorie, Dan, Michael, John and Breanne,
Joan was a beautiful human being who will be greatly missed. We knew her as John and Michael's grandmother who was no doubt equally proud of all of her grandchildren.
Sending all of you our love and sympathy during this difficult time.

Lois Rigney

Posted at 10:36am
I sat next to Joan at a table in our Art Class at the Minden Legion on Tuesday mornings. We shared stories and laughs as we painted. Her work was beautiful and inspiring. I miss her already! My condolence to her family. Lois Rigney

Mike Poirier

Posted at 09:56am
I have not had the privilege of meeting Joan. My condolences to the family, Cathy & Mike Stephens. I know Brandon spoke very fondly of his "Nana" She will be greatly missed.

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