SWAG honors and celebrates the life of Joan Canton, our beloved visionary, mentor, and matriarch

Join Us In Remembering Joan Canton

On Saturday, January 16, the SWAG community said goodbye to our dear friend and leader, Joan Canton. We want to make sure that her family knows just how dear she was to each of us. Therefore, we are encouraging those who knew her to write a personal note about what Joan meant to you or your favorite Joan memory.

Please send us your notes by no later than February 29th, and we will include that in a book of memories we are putting together for her family. There are three ways you can send us your memory:

  • Stop by the SWAG Family Resource Center or the CHILD Center and write a note on one of the cards we have there (or drop your own card by)
  • Email your message to dorothy.acee.thomas@gmail.com
  • Mail your message to Dorothy Thomas, c/oSWAG Family Resource Center, 807 SW 64th Terrace, Gainesville, FL 32607

It is fine if you need to use multiple pieces of paper, but please do not write on the back because that will make it difficult to see in the book we are creating. Feel free to send pictures along as well.

We may not all be in the same boat, but we are all in the same storm.

-Joan Canton

News Media Honoring Joan

Gainesville Sun – CLICK HERE to visit.

WCJB – CLICK HERE to watch.

Obituary – CLICK HERE to read.