In memory of Joan Swann

A fund in memory of Joan Swann, a wonderful Wife, Mother & Nanny who also touched the hearts of everyone who knew her.

Joan passed away in Coventry Myton Hospice on Tuesday 5th March 2013 after a 2 year battle against cancer. She fought extremely bravely and was such a positive person throughout.

She managed to see our daughter’s hastily re-arranged wedding just a week before her death. Something that made her smile.

Thank you to all our family and many friends for their support during this difficult time and especially to everyone at Myton for the incredible work that they do.

Please support them by making a donation, in Joan’s memory, to enable their work to continue.

Total amount raised £4,918.00

£20.00 donated by Robert Orland on 9 September 2015

£20.00 donated by Ian Thom on 3 January 2014

£10.00 donated by Steven Atkins on 14 December 2013

£20.00 donated by Tony Swann on 12 December 2013
” I’m sending electronic Christmas Cards this year, so this is a donation of the postage I’ve saved. ”

£1,995.00 – Offline Donation on 16 September 2013
” This amazing total, which exceeded their original target, was raised by Mandeep, Sonja & Andy and is a combination of a fantastic £495 from their Great North Run and a staggering £1500 donated at their Auction Night held at the end of August. Massive thanks to all those who donated items and a great big “WELL DONE and THANK YOU” to everyone who participated! :)) ”

£20.00 donated by Catherine Lee on 6 September 2013
” Can’t send a card or buy a present so thought this would help instead xxx ”

£740.00 – Offline Donation on 5 June 2013
” From Catherine, Sue, Sinead, Nicole, Cara, Lisa and Jay – the Coventry Direct Team for their WALK for MYTON on 19th May and a massive thank you to all their sponsors! ”

£594.00 – Offline Donation on 16 April 2013
” The proceeds from our internal raffle, held in Joan’s memory. Thanks to every who donated prizes and to all who bought a ticket. Also a great big ‘Well Done’ to all the winners!! From everyone at Coventry City Council ”

£140.00 – Offline Donation on 16 April 2013
” The proceeds from our ‘Tuck Shop’ and another successful ‘Dress Down’ day – from everyone at Coventry Direct. ”

£15.00 donated by Pam Ireland on 29 March 2013
” Joan was a very valued member of our keep class for many years. She was a very gently and kind lady and will be greatly missed. Love from all the class members. ”

£30.00 donated by David Auger on 26 March 2013
” In memory of Joan, who will be sadly missed. David & Kathryn ”

£50.00 – Offline Donation on 22 March 2013
” With love from Betty Bloxham ”

£20.00 – Offline Donation on 22 March 2013
” I was part of her early years and it was her lovely, quiet, gentle and happy nature that made me warm to her. In those days she was a perfect baby-sitter and took the twins to Sunday school every week. I was very fond of her and I see from the testimonials that she never changed. It has been a privilege to be part of her life, if only for a short time – Barbara Taylor ”

£100.00 – Offline Donation on 22 March 2013
” Joan was my young sister who was a brilliant mother to Andrew and Trudy, Grandmother to Oli and Katie and wife to loving Husband Tony. She made a difference to many people in her lifetime. We will both miss her. Alan & Barbara Wainwright ”

£20.00 – Offline Donation on 21 March 2013
” Donated by Zilla Lomas ”

£22.00 – Offline Donation on 20 March 2013
” The contents of our “penny jar” emptied into the Myton collection bottle by Tony Swann (Joan’s husband) ”

£10.00 donated by Jane Waterhouse on 20 March 2013

£25.00 donated by john Atkins on 17 March 2013
” May you rest in peace ”

£10.00 donated by Lisa Prynn on 17 March 2013

£12.00 – Offline Donation on 15 March 2013
” Donated at Joan’s Funeral on 14th March 2013 ”

£10.00 – Offline Donation on 15 March 2013
” Donated by Sue Jones ”

£20.00 – Offline Donation on 15 March 2013
” Donated by Jennie & Bob Lissaman ”

£30.00 – Offline Donation on 15 March 2013
” I shall always remember Joan with great affection, her beaming smile & caring nature, and all the times sat nattering & drinking coffee when the children were at school. Best wishes, Liz Donated by Liz, Bob, David & Ruth ”

£10.00 donated by Kay Barnes on 15 March 2013
” In memory of Joan who was so helpful and kind to me when I first worked for the Council many years ago. ”

£40.00 donated by Lilian Horden on 15 March 2013
” In memory of Joan, from an old friend, my thoughts are with all the family. Lilian ”

£10.00 donated by Madeleine Tudor-Riley on 13 March 2013

£50.00 donated by Debbie Bates on 13 March 2013
” In memory of lovely Joan who was an inspiration to us all and with thanks to the wonderful staff at Myton who have supported so many of my family over the years xx ”

£10.00 donated by Cliff Jones on 13 March 2013

£25.00 donated by Gordon Yates on 13 March 2013

£10.00 donated by Heather Weston-Cody on 12 March 2013
” “Rest in Peace Joan – an inspirational woman who knew how to live and fight” Whilst I didnt get to know you, I had the pleasure of shaking your hand Heaven just gained another angel. ”

£25.00 donated by Fiona Crombie on 12 March 2013
” A warm, loving and kind lady. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Peace be with you. ”

£20.00 donated by Jean Weastell on 12 March 2013
” Joan you will be sadly missed but will always have such lovely memories of you. ”

£10.00 donated by Sharan Johal on 11 March 2013
” Joan was a lovely strong woman, and a great boss! My thoughts are with the family xxx ”

£50.00 donated by Patricia Hewitt on 11 March 2013
” Gone too soon!An inspirational sister in law, who fought so hard for two very difficult years to stay with us.I’m so proud of my brother Tony, you were truly magnificent in unconditionally caring for Joan through very emotional times.Joan, you will be fondly remembered and never forgotten. Finally, a huge thankyou to Myton Hospice(Cov),you were truly wonderful. Love and hugs to Tony and family Love Patricia and Peter xxxxxxxxx ”

£20.00 donated by Jo Moynihan on 11 March 2013

£100.00 donated by Andrew, Jocelyn, Oliver & Katie Swann on 11 March 2013
” The staff at Myton gave my amazing Mum the best possible care at the hospice. The kindness and support she received meant so much to all of us. Thank you to everyone who works there. ”

£25.00 donated by Denise Connolly on 11 March 2013
” My thoughts are with all of Joan’s family and friends x ”

£20.00 donated by Harpreet Virdee on 11 March 2013
” Joan was very special and will be dearly missed. She was a fantastic boss and a great person and has made me the person I am today. ”

£5.00 donated by Chloe Watson on 10 March 2013
” Joan was a very wonderful person and I feel privileged to have known her, she made me the person I am today, you are sadly missed but will never be forgotten. A very brave women. Much love – Chloe xxx ”

£10.00 donated by Kerri Graham on 10 March 2013
” Sadly missed but never forgotten. Kerri & Andy ”

£25.00 donated by norma wainwright on 10 March 2013
” Joan was a lovely person and good friend, we had many happy years together with our children were young You will be sadly missed. Love Norma Wainwright xxxx ”

£20.00 donated by Catherine Lee on 9 March 2013
” In memory of a beautiful lady who helped keep my daughter on the straight and narrow! You will be greatly missed by those who loved you. Sue (Catherine’s mum) xxx ”

£25.00 donated by Steven Atkins on 9 March 2013
” Sad loss of a lovely person ”

£25.00 donated by Roger Binding on 8 March 2013
” A sad loss of a lovely lady. ”

£10.00 donated by Robert Orland on 8 March 2013

£20.00 donated by Deri Thomas on 8 March 2013
” a wonderful person and a great boss to work for. My thoughts are with Tony and family. ”

£100.00 donated by Catherine Lee on 8 March 2013
” Another dress down day. There is no stopping us now!! Love from Coventry Direct xxxxx ”

£5.00 donated by Kellie Wilson on 8 March 2013
” To a truly brave and wonderful lady you will be sadly missed. Love to you family at this difficult time ”

£10.00 donated by Neil Whitehead on 7 March 2013

£10.00 donated by David Morris on 7 March 2013

£25.00 donated by Moira Burns on 7 March 2013
” joan was a very special lady, she will be missed by all who knew her love moira ”

£170.00 – Offline Donation on 7 March 2013
” Joan was not only a great Team Leader, she was a friend to many of us. Joan always had an ear to listen to our problems and helped us to develop with encouragement and compassion. This was the proceeds from our Dress Down Day. From friends at Coventry Direct 06.03.13 ”

· £100.00 donated by Trudy Whitehead-Swann on 6 March 2013
” A donation to start the ball rolling for mum’s fund….no money can be enough to thank the nurses for the superb care they gave mum over the past week…Myton is a truly remarkable place, which lovingly cared for a truly remarkable mum…thank you so very much, love Trudy (Joan’s daughter) xxx “