This past Sunday Joan was called to join her loved ones in heaven.   She was born in Yorkton, Saskatchewan to Frederick and Ann Stearn (nee Scott).  She was a loving wife, daughter, sister, mother and nanny.

Joan was predeceased by her loving husband, Art; brother, Sid; sister, Evelyn; twin sister, Joyce as well as her two oldest sons, Bill and Don.

She will be greatly missed by her daughters, Kathy (Joseph) and Linda (George); son, John (Anna); 11 grandchildren – Chris, Jen, Marc, Alicia, Jordan, Brianne, Mitchell, Derek, Colin, Tyler and Ryan and 9 great grandchildren – Lily, Jordan, Caitlyn, Ruby, Eliza, Sullivan, Elliott, Eloise and Hosea.  Joan will also be missed by many relatives and friends.

We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. E Grant, Dr. M Vaughan, Dr. M Manville and all the “care-angels” from 2Maple, Camus and Tulip houses for their loving care.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Esquimalt Neighborhood House.

Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life,

and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

From Psalms 23 – one of Joan’s favorite passages.

As per Joan’s wishes, no service is planned.  Condolences may be offered to the family below.

McCall Gardens

  • Heather Murch

    Dear Kathy, Linda and John,

    Our deepest condolences to you and your family.
    Growing up next door, we have such fond memories of your Mom, and know she was loved and will be missed.
    Rest in peace Mrs. Broughton.

    The Gregg Family

  • Christopher Stearn

    Dear Kathy, Linda and John,

    Our condolences to your family for your loss.
    Phuong (sister in law) is so grateful to Joan for being welcomed to the family and Aunt Joan’s memory will be be carried in our hearts forever.


    The Stearn Family

  • Mary B

    Nanny, Papa Nanny, – you welcomed me into your home in 1980. Too many memories to share but I will always have a place in my heart for you. My children were so fortunate to have you as their Nanny and I was blessed to have you as my mother in law. When we lose someone we love, we must learn not to live without them, but to live with the love they left behind. Heaven has received a most beautiful angel.

  • Brooke Ruskin

    Dear Linda, Kathy and John …

    My heartfelt condolences to all of you with the passing of your mom.

    She was a wonderful lady that I remember fondly growing up in Esquimalt.

    Take care all of you.

  • Lorraine McWilliam

    I remember such fond memories of the Broughton’s. Youth group days from Westview Chapel at their home was so much fun. Thankyou for having us all in your home when we were teens! Memories last forever ! My sympathies to all of you , Lorraine (nee Burley) and John McWilliam

  • Joanne

    My deepest condolences to you all. May you feel her love shining down on you always.

  • Sharon Driscoll

    Linda and family
    Sending you my deepest sympathy- I know how special your mom was to all of you- she was loved dearly and will be sadly missed-
    Joan is now at peace and her spirit will live on through you
    Take care

  • Lynda and Walt Hundleby

    Our condolences to the Broughton family. We have fond memories of Joan and were so grateful for the care she provided to our children when they were young. Thinking of you all at this sad time. With our sympathies, Lynda and Walt Hundleby

  • Maria and Frank Santoro and Family

    Dear John for the times I had visited your home. I had a few chats with your mother. She was there for Tyler and Ryan taking them to Sunday school and out for lunch. Anna’s mom wasn’t able to see those boys grow but your mom was exactly what Anna needed in her life a grandma for the boys. She was love in action she was true love of a grandma. Our deepest condolences John to your sisters and families. May she Rest In Peace

  • Wendy (Waslenchuk) Swan

    I have 48 years of wonderful memories with Mrs Broughton (first), then Mrs B (middle), then Joan (later), then Nanny (latest). From being yelled at for eating the carrots out of the garden while playing wiggle and kick the can in the cul de sac, to being invited to stay for family dinner, to having her play with my toddlers and then seeing them have tea together when they were older… so many happy interactions to remember! She raised a wonderful family and was always so proud of everyone in her life. What a legacy of love she leaves behind! Our family will always cherish our times with her, and smile as we look at the knitted garments that we received from her over the years and her dining room hutch that now anchors our house.
    I know she will Rest In Peace and be happy to see her loved ones already in heaven. ❤️

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