Obituary – Joan Leaning


Joan Marie Leaning (née Robinson) of Kincardine passed away peacefully, surrounded by the love of her family, at Huron Shores Hospice in Tiverton on Thursday, July 1, 2021, in her 85th year.
Beloved wife of the late Edmund Jack “Ted” Leaning.
Loving mother of Sandra Lill and her husband Jamie, and Edmund Peter “Pete” Leaning (Catherine).
Affectionately remembered by her daughter-in-law Karen Leaning and stepchildren Steve Flick and wife Randa, and Lisa O’Donnell and her husband Tim.
Missed by her grandchildren: Peter (Angelica) Leaning, Heather (Rafael) Leaning, Janet (Ryan) Garvey, Thomas Lill, Joseph Lill and Ryan (Lindsay) Holtmann and by her nine great-grandchildren.
Also survived by her sister Susan Legate as well as several nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by her son David Leaning (April 2021), parents Thomas and Margaret “Peg” (née Rydall) Robinson, sister Barbara Binkley (Alan), brother-in-law Peter Legate and special friend Bob Flick.
Joan’s family would like to thank Dr. Lisa Roth and all the staff at Trillium Court and Huron Shores Hospice for their care, kindness and compassion.
Following Joan’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.
Portrait and memorial available online at
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Huron Shores Hospice in Tiverton would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy, and may be arranged online or by contacting the Davey Linklater Funeral Home (757 Princes Street, Kincardine ON N2Z 1Z5; 519-396-2701;

Obituary – Joan Leaning was last modified: July 9th, 2021 by Dianna Martell

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