BARKER, Joan Eleanor (nee Kemp) - October 1, 1939 - October 4, 2012 Peacefully, surrounded by the love of her family our forever Angel Joan Barker passed away on October 4, 2012 at Toronto General Hospital. By her side was Don, her loving husband of 53 years. She was our everything as a mom to Shelley Hough, Andrea and Dave Porter. An awesome nanny adored by her grandchildren Ryan, Melissa and Brandon. Survived by her sister Carol Ford. Joan will be lovingly remembered by her nieces, nephews and their families. A special thank you to Dr. M. Attalla, who was inspired by mom as she faced her battle with great courage and a positive outlook. A Memorial Gathering will be held at THE SIMPLE ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL CENTRE - MISSISSAUGA, 1535 South Gateway Road (at Dixie Road, two lights south of Eglinton) 905-602-1580, on October 13th, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.