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Joan Eaton

A very talented player, Joan has won the Canadian Women’s Team Championship many times. She is also twice a North American Champion. In the Spring of 1998 at the Reno North American Bridge Championship, playing with Leslie Amoils, she won the Rockwell Mixed Pair. In 2003 playing with Candace Griffey, she won the North American Women’s Pair.

Joan and Barbara have a long time partnership. Their first appearance in international competition for Canada was at the Marlboro Venice Cup in Beijing, China in 1995.

Joan was Born in Quebec (Trois Rivieres), grew up in Kingston, spent adult life in Toronto.

Retired Civil Engineer. Did her Graduate work in hydrology (water resources) and spent her career with Ontario Hydro/Ontario Power Generation in hydroelectric generation.  When she left the company, she was heading up the Water Resources Division which did everything from performance testing of turbines to membership on International and Interprovincial Water Control Boards.

Joan loves Golf!!! This year Joan is Captain of her Ladies Golf section at her club. Just today she advanced into the semi-finals of their annual match play competition.  (Last year Joan was 2nd). Her index is 25. This means she is in the 90’s a lot but haven’t broken 90 yet. But have been CLOSE!!!

She enjoys photography, cooking and also big interest in gardening.

Love Cheese, nuts a close second.


like all music except C&W, and opera (but do like some opera). First loves Tina Turner and Queen (when Freddie Mercury was alive). Paid scalpers’ prices to see Tina with Joe Cocker as her lead-in in 2001 (2000?) and it was an amazing show. Loves Amanda Marshall, Jesse Cooke, recent Emmy Lou Harris (go figure). Also Eric Clapton, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha. More Flashback – Three Dog Night, Procol Harem, Beatles (Yes), Jim Croce, Janice Joplin, and Pink Floyd. Her choices reflect her age, but she loves music.  Joan have studied piano (Royal Conservatory up to Grade 8), played guitar and sang with a band in university. So maybe this should be up there with golf. 

Married to Nader Hanna for over 21 years (together for 26). She still calls him her “sweetie” Many people do not know they are a couple. They find that surprising. Maybe is their different last name or maybe they don’t play much bridge to-gather.


MichaelJuly 21st, 2009 at 8:03 pm

Love that “Whiter Shade of Pale”

Peter HarrellSeptember 21st, 2011 at 9:50 pm

Is this really the Joan Eaton that was one of my students so many years ago?

Mabel MakDecember 15th, 2012 at 2:21 am

Dear Joan
Lucky that I can find you from goggle searching the word bridge, please send me email,
Are you in Toronto ? My Mentee wil spend sux months in Kingston
I cannot find Tom wigle ‘s email

Mabel MakDecember 15th, 2012 at 3:47 am

Dear Joan
Please email me
Hong Kong

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