Joan Hensen


Peacefully with family by her side, Joan Hensen passed away on Monday, January 16, 2023 at Parkwood Institute, London in her 84th year. Joan was the cherished and devoted wife of Adriaan Hensen for 64 years. She was the beloved mother of Ron (Debi) Hensen, Dave (Barbara) Hensen, and Brenda (Lorne) Attenborough. Loving Oma of Mark, Chris, Jenn, Michelle (Mike) and Sean, and great-grandma of Aleah, Rylee and Blake.

Joan immigrated to Canada in 1953 from The Netherlands with her parents. After becoming a Canadian citizen, she worked as a registered Nurse in Woodstock where she met her future husband, Adriaan, through a friend and became his permanent life navigator. The two enjoyed traveling, raising their family and eventually immigrated to America where they became US residents. She could read a map like no other, and always appreciated a healthy debate. Joan was a dedicated mother, grandmother and friend and enjoyed spending her time shopping and gardening at both of their homes in London and Texas.

Cremation has taken place and in the future, she will lay to rest in Hillview Cemetery, Woodstock. In lieu of flowers, sympathy donations may be made to Parkwood Institute – Palliative Care Program, c/o St. Joseph’s Healthcare Foundation, 268 Grosvenor Street, London, ON N6A 4V2 and would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements entrusted with Cremation London & Middlesex, 519-858-2467. Online condolences shared at

  1. I was very sorry to hear about Joan (Mom) Hensen and her passing. I sincerely wish all of the Hensen family my condolences and wish everyone my best.

  2. Ron very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you at this difficult time.

  3. Lieve familie
    Mijn oprechte deelneming met ome Aart en kinderen.ik ben de dichter van de broer van Aart Jan uit Holland.
    Liefs en veel sterkte de komende tijd. Geertje Halma Hensen

  4. Lieve Oom Aart en kinderen
    Onze welgemeende condoleances.
    Sterkte en lieve warme groet Geertje Halma Hensen
    Mijn vader is een broer van ome Aart.

  5. Gecondoleerd Familie Hensen. Sterkte de komende tijd wanneer alles ‘anders ‘ is.

    En dank je wel voor het sturen van de Memory card.
    Mijn ouders en ik hebben altijd veel genoten met de overzeese
    familie contact en aandacht voor hen met Joan en Aart.
    Ik vond het fijn om dat te onderhouden.

    Achternicht van “Gerda”.

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