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SIMPSON, Jo-Anne Joyce

1943 – 2019

It is with a huge sense of loss we share the passing of Jo-Anne at the Sarcee Hospice in Calgary on February 7, 2019 at the age of 75 years. Jo-Anne enjoyed and lived life to the fullest in her own way. She loved to walk, read and the changing seasons.

Jo-Anne is survived by her husband of 50 years Glen; daughter Susan (Lonnie); son Rick (Kelly); her sister Janice Suderman; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several cousins, nieces and nephews ; and her beloved Yorkies, Daisy and Duchess.

Jo-Anne expressly did not wish any kind of service but rather that you celebrate your relationship with her, in your own way and with your own memories.

This is a favourite of Jo-Anne’s;

Don’t stand by my grave and weep for I am not there. I do not sleep, I am a thousand winds that blow. I’m the diamond’s glint on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain. I am the gentle autumn’s rain.
Don’t stand by my grave and cry. I am not there. I did not die.
– A Native American Poem

Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Calgary Humane Society, 4455 – 110th Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2C 2T7, Telephone: (403)205-4455, www.calgaryhumane.ca.

In living memory of Jo-Anne Simpson, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Eastside, 5388 MEMORIAL DRIVE N.E., Calgary, AB, T2A 3V9, Telephone: 403- 248-8585.

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  1. Bonnie Kitteringham

    I was very saddened to hear of Jo-Anne’s passing. It was always such a pleasure to run into her on our walks and have a good, long chat. I will miss her smile and her wit. The neighbourhood will not be the same without her.

    May she rest in peace.

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  2. I am so glad we saw each other at Bea and Terry Germain’s this last year. She was always smiling and laughing having a great time. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends. So sad to hear this news. My condolences to her family.

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  3. Jo-Anne. I love you. Hey, Remember that lipstick?. Just know that Glen has alot of people who care about him too; my mom and I will be seeing him soon – if he’s okay with that.
    XOXO FOREVER, CAROLYN

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  4. Rosanna MacDougall

    Jo-Anne was a great friend to me and my pups. I will miss her wit and wonderful personality. She really was a force of nature.We would meet up and chat for an hour no matter where we were. My condolences to the family, and the pups.

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  5. Words are so inadequate at times like this. Jo-Anne gave so much of herself. It is with great sadness that I say goodbye. She certainly left a beautiful memory and I am grateful to have had the privilege of knowing and loving her.
    All my love to you and the family.
    Glen, call me anytime. After all, you are my favourite brother-in-law!
    Shirley

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  6. Dear Glen and Family,
    I care so very much about your great loss of Jo-Anne. Words just cannot express my feelings. Jo-Anne’s fun loving nature, kindness and caring have touched so many people. I was blessed to be her friend! Her infectious laugh rings in my ears as I think of her. As recently as December, I so much enjoyed a great visit together at our Christmas Luncheon.
    You will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. Huge hugs.
    Love. Susan Green.

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  7. Glen so sorry to hear of Jo-anne’s Passing, our thoughts are with you and your family at this time.

    Mike, Erin, Jordan and Brynn Beattie

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  8. Glen, we are so saddened by the loss of Jo-Anne. Her wish for us to celebrate our relationship will be honored.
    She was an amazing lady and very special to me. I remember our days at Petrowest and how much I looked forward to seeing her and visiting.. comparing our latest Beanie Baby purchases, such good times. We lost touch after that but I was so thrilled to learn that we would be neighbours when we moved into our condo. She was a wonderful friend… always willing to listen, always willing to help. I will miss her so much, her wisdom, her laugh, her advise. She will forever be in my heart.

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  9. Glen, our deepest sympathies to you and your family. Jo-Anne was such a positive, bright energy and her contagious smile and genuine caring for people and animals was second to none. She will not be forgotten by those that knew her.
    Know that you and your family will be in our sincerest thoughts and prayers and wishing all of you much comfort in this difficult time.

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  10. Glenn,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Bob Nasser

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  11. It was such a pleasure to spend some time with Jo-Anne this past fall. So much spirit in such a tiny lady! She will be missed. xo

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  12. Glen I’m so sorry to hear we’ve lost such a wonderful person. You have no idea how much she touched my life and shaped me into the person I am today. I owe so much to her and you and I was blessed to have known such an amazing soul.

    I will miss her dearly but will think of her with love and a smile.

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  13. Dear Glen, Susan, Rick and families…it was such a great pleasure to reconnect with you all this past fall, and especially JoAnne. She was the very first one to respond to our invitation, and was so excited to come. She had one request, she would have to bring Daisy and Duchess, which of course was not a problem. And to see JoAnne and visit with her, was as though there hadn’t been any lapse in time, the very same JoAnne as we had remembered all those years. We offer our deepest regrets on her passing, Love, Bea, Terry and Wendy.

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  14. Becca and Greg Lewis

    Glen and family,
    We are so sorry to hear of JoAnne’s passing. She always had a cheerful word and she was a great addition to our fledging Tai Chi group. Loved the purple hair streak! Will miss her. Hope you are doing OK –

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  15. Joanne was a client of mine. I loved her spirit for life. She was a wonderful woman and I enjoyed every time we met. My thoughts and orayers are with her family.

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  16. Noemi and Maria Torres

    We are sorry to have learned about JoAnn passing.
    We share our love for dogs, and we always welcomed her humours comments.
    She will be missed.

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  17. Glen – so sorry to hear of Joanne’s passing. We know she will be greatly missed and we are so glad we were able to share time with you both. Our thoughts are with you in this difficult time.

    Roy & Marj

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  18. Kris and I were so sad to hear of Jo-Anne’s passing. She was always so cheerful, happy and friendly in the Royal Oak. We have very fond memories when you came to visit us in Courtenay. She will be missed by so many people. Our condolences to her family and all the best to you all.

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  19. Glen,
    Sincere condolences to you, Susan and Rick. Heard of Joanne’s passing through Roy Shouldice. Have so many happy memories of her, especially our road trips. Always, always good times, lots of laughs and big hugs.

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  20. Glen & Family,
    So very sorry to hear of Joanne’s passing. Our sincerest sympathy to you and your family. We will miss her great laugh & smile. Remember all the great times and wonderful memories you all shared.
    Greg & Carol Hagel

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  21. Marilyn and Bruce

    Everyone always knew that my Aunt Joanne was my ‘cool’ Aunt.

    I saw my Aunt Joanne as a woman who knew what she wanted and spoke her mind. You always knew where you stood. Bruce and I spent more time with my Aunt Joanne and Uncle Glen over the past 15 years where I had the opportunity to connect with Joanne and find out we had a lot of similar interests and enjoyed our time together. She brought us closer together with my cousins sharing BBQ’s at our campsite and their places. We were all dog lovers and enjoyed watching them running around and having fun.

    Her inspiration for me to do something for myself lead me to get my nails done when visiting one time which has turned out to be something I continue to do for myself and was an event we did together with every visit. We did not share the same likes when it came to nails though. Joanne was very conservative and I liked bright color and bling. We had laughs and fun doing this together.

    It is with great sorrow that my favourite Aunt is no longer with us. She enjoyed living life and has always been a caring person showing interest with how the family was doing. She will always be with us in our thoughts and will be very much missed. Glen and family, we will be thinking of you.

    Marilyn Simpson and Bruce Pfeifer

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