It is with heavy hearts that we say ‘so long for now,’ to our beloved Mom, Grammy, wife, and friend. Joanne passed away peacefully at Lakeland long-term care in the early hours of March 9, with her husband Bill by her side.
The eldest of four siblings, Joanne was born in Parry Sound on September 26, 1937. Predeceased by her parents Margaret (nee Hayes) and Robert Armstrong. Survived by her brothers, Terry (Patty) Armstrong and Donald (Candy) Armstrong, as well as her sister Donna (Jeff) Squirrell-Fuller. Adored mom to Kim (Paul) MacKay, and Wendy (Bruce) Coniam Foster. Step-mom to Cindy (Phil) East, and Mike (Kerry) Jacklin. World’s best Grammy to Jennifer (Jon), Ally (Dan), John, Leo (Sidonnie), and Anthea, Proudest great-grandmother to Cohen and newly arrived Elliot Paul MacKay Gibbon (March 8). Predeceased by first-husband Ted Coniam, and survived by her loving companion, Bill Jacklin. Lovingly remembered by her many nieces and nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Memories of Joanne’s gentle nature and love of family comfort us
during this difficult time.
Friends and family wishing to pay respects are invited to join us at the Logan Funeral Home (705-746-5855), 81 James Street, Parry Sound, on Monday, March 13th from 7:00 – 9:00 P.M. and on Tuesday, March 14th, from 1:00 – 2:00 P.M.
Funeral Service will take place in the Logan Memorial Chapel on
Tuesday, March 14th, at 2:00 P.M. Reception to follow.
For those wishing to make a donation in her memory, please consider the Lupus Society of Canada.