Eleanor "Joan" Gowsell
Passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 25th, 2019 in her 81st year. Loving mother of Stephen (Pam) and Heather Ackley (Jeff). Cherished grandma of Joseph (Melina), Amanda (Jesse), Joel (Melendy) and Jordan (Emily). Great grandma of Staisha, Draven, Harleigh, Kayla, Connor, Harlow, Emerson, Jayden, and Cailey. Sister of Joyce (Brian); she will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews.
Joan worked at St. Lawrence from 1972 to 1996, providing support to a variety of functions in such diverse areas as O.C.A.P. & Placement, Health Centre, Principal’s Office, Counselling Centre, Economic Development, Registrar/Admissions, Community Learning Centre, Continuing Education, and the Centre for Business and Industry Services. She had a happy-go-lucky way, with a contagious laugh and a face that would turn beet red.
Joan was protective of her office supplies and made sure that her name was taped on pens, correction fluid, rulers and the like. At her retirement dinner, some of her friends in the Registrar’s Department gave her a selection of supplies with her name clearly marked on them.