Joan Gloria Bunting-Johnson

BUNTING-JOHNSON, Joan Gloria (nee Coliatti) - Peacefully at Village on the St. Clair, Joan Bunting-Johnson died on Monday, January 24, 2022 at the age of 88.  Beloved wife of the late Raymond Johnson.  Loving mother of Barbara Boyd (John), Brian Bunting (Debra), Betty Ann O’Connor (Gary), Beverley MacKenzie (Jim) and Bonnie Cope (Paul McGill). Cherished grandmother of Rob Wilding (Sinead), Jodi Wilding, Nettie Culver (Larry), Nancy Bunting, Samuel Bunting (Ricki Lee), Keith O’Connor, Shannon Waller (Al), Tara Solinas (Mike), Trista Lowe (Matt), Dustin Cope (Katie) and Shelby Butler (Branden). Proud great-grandmother of Siobhan Wilding, Caitriona Wilding, Tatum O’Connor, Kasey O’Connor, Colton Lowe, Alina Lowe, Jasmine Reardon (Bunting) Oliver Bunting, Theodore Bunting, Jonah Sentongo (Wilding), Mateo Solinas and Milania Solinas, Claire Cope, Olivia Cope.  Dear sister Lois Ann Brown (Roy) of Thunder Bay.  Also survived by many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her parents Joseph & Ethel Coliatti, sisters Jackie Yanko and Mary Lou Leonzio and great grandson Brendan O'Connor.  


Joan’s biggest passion was her family.  Spending time with them brought much joy to her heart. Often referred to as “Lucy”, she would make everyone laugh with her jokes and crazy antics which will never be forgotten. These memories will be cherished and provide joyful tears when we remember her. Joan loved children, her grandchildren will always remember her squeezing their cheeks or doing mush mush on their cheeks. She would never come to visit empty handed, she always had a bag of goodies. For over 20 years she worked for Big V Drug store on Mitton Street.  Joan was a very giving woman and volunteered at Bluewater Health for over 25 years and loved every minute of it. 


The family would like to sincerely thank Village on the St Clair for the excellent, compassionate care that she received while she was there.


Visitation will be held at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 N. Christina St., Sarnia on Thursday, January 27, 2022 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Due to Covid restrictions sign up is required to the attend the visitation at the following link

A private celebration of life will be held in the McKenzie & Blundy Chapel by invitation only. Please note that masks/face coverings are mandatory and maximum visitors at one time and social distancing will be strictly enforced.  Interment will follow at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery.  As an expression of sympathy friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Bluewater Health Foundation, Palliative Care, 89 Norman St., Sarnia N7T 6S3 or or the Sarnia & District Humane Society, 131 Exmouth St., Sarnia, N7T 7W8 or

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