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Joan Mary Griffin - Prillo

September 5, 1927 — June 4, 2024

Ottawa, Ontario

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Joan Mary Prillo, née Griffin. Joan was born in Montreal and passed away after a long and fulfilling life on June 4, 2024, in her home in Ottawa, Ontario, at the age of 96.

Spouse of the late Anthony Prillo (1926-1988), Joan, or Mommy, was loved, cherished and will be missed dearly by her daughters Laura (Vince), Catherine and Gwendolyn (the late Ghyslain) and sons Christopher (Kristin) and Henry (Mary), as well as her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Joan is survived by her brothers John (Ann) and Paul (Cathy) and brother-in-law Roland (the late Julie). She will be fondly remembered and missed by her many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

Mommy, or Grandma, was the utmost lady, kind, gentle, well-mannered, beautifully presented, and generous with her smile and time. Family was the cornerstone of her life. The only sister of 6 brothers, and a stay-at-home mom, she was selfless in her care for others, attentive, dedicated and loving to her children, grand-children and great-grandchildren. With a subtle wit and good humour, she was also proficient at crossword puzzles and knitted beautifully, although caring for her 5 children prevented her from completing some of her projects! Joan loved to have a cup of tea and chat with those who were around her.

A visitation, funeral and celebration of life will occur on June 14th, 2024 at St. Basil Church, 940 Rex Ave, Ottawa, ON.

- Visitation: Church Hall from 10:00-10:45

-  Funeral: Church from 11:00-12:00 

- Celebration reception: Church Hall from 12:00-3:00

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

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Visitation, Funeral Service and Celebration Reception

Friday, June 14, 2024

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- Visitation: Church Hall from 10:00-10:45 - Funeral: Church from 11:00-12:00 - Celebration reception: Church Hall from 12:00-3:00

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