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Joan Shirley Williscroft

Joan Shirley Williscroft

Female 1932 - 2014  (82 years)

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  • Name Joan Shirley Williscroft  [1
    Born 31 Jan 1932  8311 De Gespe Street, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Christened 1 Oct 1932  8311 De Gespe Street, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • baptised at the family home
    Gender Female 
    Died 12 Nov 2014  Vero Beach, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Joann Sherwood Leighton passed from our sight peacefully in the care of VNA Hospice on November 12, 2014.--She was born 1932 in Montreal Canada to Elsie and Richard Williscroft and was the loving wife of 31 years to William Leighton until his passing in 1998.--Joann was passionate throughout each phase of her life. She began her career dancing first for the Canadian Ballet then was invited to dance on stages for an exclusive supper club circuit traveling throughout Canada, New York and Boston. During that time she began studies in Yoga and founded the first Ashram in Belmont, Mass 1965. With a gift for sharing her knowledge and talents she conducted Yoga retreats, published articles and books and developed a televised series bringing news of Yoga from the East to West.--Retiring to Sebastian, Florida, she continued her life’s work for another 19 years through her Yoga for Life classes and teacher training in Barefoot Bay, Roseland, Sebastian and Vero Beach.--Joann’s life made a difference for many people. She is fondly remembered by brother in law, John (Jack) Leighton of Wakefield Massachusetts; special Shitzu Shar-Li, close friends and yoga students. She was predeceased by her brother, Richard Williscroft.--A Memorial Service will be announced in the near future. A Memorial fund will be established for the erection of a permanent local monument honoring her life’s work.
    Person ID I3946  Williscroft | The descendants of William Williscroft and Jane Cowan
    Last Modified 1 Jun 2016 

    Father Armour Dake Williscroft,   b. 30 Sep 1898, Smiths Falls, Lanark, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1965, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Elsie Clara Braun,   b. 1901, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1987, Smiths Falls, Lanark, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 4 Sep 1926  United Church, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F708  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family William Leighton,   b. 1923, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1998, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 2 Jul 1969  El Paso, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5
    Last Modified 25 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F709  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart