Joan Alison GRACE

Passed away peacefully at Warrnambool on March 22, 2023

Aged 87 years

Dearly loved and loving mother of Toni, Peter, and Brett (dec.).

Loving Nan of Ben, Sarah, Tom, Emily and their families.

Funeral Notice

ServiceMarch 29, 2023 - 10:30 amHenna St Warrnambool, VIC View MapVenue: Christ Church Anglican ChurchView live stream

A Requiem Eucharist giving thanks for the life of JOAN will be offered at Christ Church, Anglican Church, Henna Street, Warrnambool on WEDNESDAY (March 29) commencing at 10.30am. Private Cremation


  1. Deepest sympathy on the passing of Joan…a tireless advocate for those in need.

    Nancy Guy, St Judes Timboon March 30, 2023
  2. Thanks to Joan and her family for allowing her to give the time she gave to the Francis Foundation. As one of your volunteers you were easy to work for and never required the paperwork, rules and checklists but relied on the test of common sense. Always paying bills and playing solitaire whilst keeping an eye on the guys and us all. Showed humor, compassion and at times dogged determination.
    Bev Curnow a resident from years ago also remembers you fondly and the influence you had in her life and she was sad to hear of your death.
    We last got to all enjoy you being at the Francis Foundation for a Feb birthday lunch for you and Pete and now you are probably enjoying a different sort of heavenly party. Thanks for the legacy you leave and we’ll do what we can to help Pete keep it going. God bless you.

    Lynne Carter March 28, 2023
  3. Remembered as one of my favourite aunts lots of love and hugs to all of her family Dawn Rick and family

    Dawn Fisher March 28, 2023
  4. Condolences to Auntie Joan’s family, thinking of you all at this sad time.

    Steve & Carole Lucas March 26, 2023
  5. RIP Joan.
    Always remembered and never forgotten. Thanks for providing a home to Tony and a second chance in life.
    Her generosity and compassion has made a difference to our lives. Thinking of her the family at this time of loss.

    Joan Murphy and son Tony Johnson March 26, 2023
  6. Condolences to Joan’s Family and extended family and friends.
    Joan was one in a million. A caring person who’s devotion and care of others over the years gave a safe haven to people in there hour of need. No one was turned away. I will miss our chats in the office. I especially miss your friendship and smiling face at the foundation. R.I.P Joan x

    Donna Blain March 24, 2023
  7. RIP Joan
    You are sadly missed by all the residents at The Francis Foundation Hostel. You gave so many a home and an other chance. You were and remain the spiritual director of the place. Your guidance was invaluable. Our sympathy and thoughts to her family.

    Peter McMahon March 24, 2023
  8. RIP Joan,
    Thankyou for the many Chats we had when I came to visit.
    You always said you loved the days I would come.
    We would always chat rather than we do your cleaning.
    You were my confidant an I was yours.
    I will always remember our friendship.
    Your Monday morning friend Tina

    Tina Parsons March 24, 2023
  9. Remembering Joan’s outstanding contribution to the organisation “Aspire, A Pathway to Mental Health”. It was a pleasure working with you Joan. RIP and sincere sympathy to Joan’s family.

    Nicole Morris March 23, 2023
  10. Sincere condolences to the family and loved ones of Joan Grace.
    A truly remarkable woman of vocation who dedicated herself to benefit others. Joan’s faith and values shone through in her devotion and commitment to those around her and in her care. Joan provided so much for so many; a safe haven, a place of belonging, a listening ear, a shoulder on which to share burden, a wise counsel, and a person of profound humility and compassion.
    There but for the grace of God go she.
    It was a privilege to share a small part of your journey.

    Jodie Wilson March 23, 2023