It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that the family announces the sudden and unexpected passing of Joan Puritch (nee Chorney) on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at Health Sciences North at the age of 74 years. Born in Timmins, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Babel Chorney. Beloved mother of Lisa (Steve) Sapwell of Hanover, Ralph Jr. (Nikki) of Sudbury and Cory of Timmins. Cherished grandmother of Valérie (Jerry), Katelyn, Taylor, great grandmother of Braxton, Ava and Wilder. Loving sister of Wayne, Maralea and Paul. She will be fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family members and friends. In keeping with Joan’s wishes, there will be no service or visitation.