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  • "Jo was a special person to me and I will miss her caring,..."
    - Diane Wray-McConnell
  • "Paul, Ryan, Robyn, Joanne smiled for the whole world. A..."
  • "Dear Paul and family I knew Joanne many years ago and..."
  • "Paul and family, we are so saddened to hear of your loss,..."
    - Tom Edward
  • "I have fond memories of Joanne from Highland Creek Public..."
    - Linda Yezbick ( nee Francis)
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JOANNE I. HENEY (nee WHALEN) April 3, 1955 - May 23, 2014 The family of Joanne Heney regretfully announce her passing. The youngest of seven born in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. Loving wife to Paul, mother to Ryan (Margaret) and Robyn (Brad) and doting Grandmother "Nanny Jo" to Myles, Blake, Audrey and Melody. Joanne's primary focus was her children and grandchildren. From hosting family gatherings to making special occasions memorable, Joanne was constantly concerned with the happiness of her family. Joanne was blessed with a close-knit group of friends and a strong Unionville community. Words were Joanne's passion. Through singing and writing Joanne shared her voice, both in her professional and personal endeavours. Joanne's family would like to express gratitude to everyone who has offered us their love and support these past weeks, especially Gail Heney, Dr. Fingerote and the staff of Mackenzie Health and St. Michael's Hospital. A celebration of Joanne's life will be held Thursday, May 29th at 2 p.m., with a reception to follow at the Chapel Ridge Funeral Home, 8911 Woodbine Avenue, Markham, L3R 5G1. In tribute to Joanne's giving spirit, the family asks that in lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice. Please also consider being an organ donor. More information and registration for organ donation can be found at In Joanne's own words - "Please be strong, please embrace life and all that's good in it and please believe in the power of God and please believe that I am happy, oh and that love transcends time, space and even life and death."

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Published in the Toronto Star from May 27 to May 29, 2014