Joanne-Walker-Obituary

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Joanne Elizabeth Walker

Dade City, Florida

Feb 26, 1962 – Nov 1, 2020 (Age 58)

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BORN
February 26, 1962
DIED
November 1, 2020
AGE
58
LOCATION
Dade City, Florida

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Hodges Family Funeral Home & Cremation Center - 301 Chapel Obituary

On November 1st , 2020 we lost our Mother, Wife, Sister and Friend. Joanne Elizabeth Walker, born February 26, 1962, passed away suddenly in her Florida home with her husband at her side.


Daughter of Colleen and Gerry Walker, wife of Dan Lewis, widow of Robert Glen, loving mother to Jarod and Jenelle Glen, and stepmother to Derek Glen, Tim Lewis and predeceased by stepson Daniel Lewis. Survived by her brother Michael, and her sisters Susan, Rose, Maureen, Bonnie, Sharon and Sheila.


Joanne was born and raised in St. Catharines, Ontario, as one of the youngest in a family of 8 children. Joanne was a beautiful woman with a smile and a laugh that could light up a room. She was an absolute firecracker with a passion for life, and fun. These qualities, paired with her charisma and magnetic personality, caused people to gravitate to her wherever she went. To say the least, she easily made friends and was fabulous at keeping in touch with all of them in Fonthill, Welland, St. Catharines, Tampa, St. Louis, and Kentucky.


Joanne was firm in her beliefs, but that was arguably one of her best qualities. Jo was not only a great party planner and organizer, but she was a great host, entertainer and storyteller. She thrived as a social butterfly, had a way of captivating an audience, and truly loved being surrounded by family and friends. She was an amazing cook and everyone loved her signature spaghetti sauce, chili, and meatloaf (to name a few). However, she often turned a fridge full of leftovers into the tastiest, gourmet soup. She also had a green thumb and always took pride in maintaining her beautiful gardens.


Although she loved her native Canada, she hated the cold weather and since 2012 she has spent her winters in Florida with a home at the Tampa Bay Golf and Country Club. Joanne was an excellent golfer and also has been enjoying Pickle Ball the last few years. For many years, Joanne was a great softball player who batted clean up. She was always ready for a trip to the beach, but also spent much of her life skiing on the slopes as well.


Jo was lucky to have to have found love twice. She met Bob Glen when she was young and they had 27 wonderful years together and raised Derek, Jarod and Jenelle into lovely adults. Devastated by her loss, Joanne was surprised by love again with Dan Lewis. Dan and Joanne loved spending time at Kentucky Lake at their summer lake house and on their boat.


Joanne was a believer of Jesus Christ. She was raised attending the St. Alfred Catholic Church in St. Catharines. More recently, Dan and Joanne would attend the Journey Church while in Murray, Kentucky and Bridgewater Church while in Tampa, Florida.


Joanne E. Walker's funeral arrangements will be held at Hodges Family Funeral Home (11441 US HWY 301, Dade City, Florida 33525) from 12:00pm to 3:00pm for a Remembrance Gathering; and the Memorial Service officially begins at 3:00pm. For those who wish to participate and cannot be present, the service will be filmed and streamed on YouTube at the link attached below:


https://youtu.be/joanne walker memorial


 



We sit here and think about how much we’d like to talk with you there are so many things that we didn’t get to say.


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My dearest Joanne... My heart aches having to write this because as I quote you from a couple years back, you are definitely one of my oldest and dearest friends because we have known each other all of our lives.... Ted St. sisters for sure! I still can't believe that you are gone... but if I know you, you really are not too far, you are watching over all of your loved ones... especially your children who meant the world to you... The only sense that I can make of your passing is that only...

I'm so very sorry for your loss. I will keep her in my prayers.

Dan and family and extended families. Jack and I are so sorry to hear of the loss of such a vibrant person and friend. Joanne will be missed. The respect and love for a person who always stood up for her beliefs. Joanne , lived life to the fullest. Taken to soon. We know you will be watching from above and be in our hearts forever. Love ya sista.


A week has already passed since we heard of the sad news about Joanne. Such a dear friend, Joanne was one of those true gems we sometimes meet in life - vibrant, positive, hard-working, friendly, but most of all caring and accepting. We could always pick up where we left off. To Dan and his family, Jarod, Jannelle and Derek, and to all of the Walker family, know that you are in our hearts, thoughts, and prayers.

Rest in peace Joanne, you will be missed

We will always remember Joanne's zest for life and her laugh. Sending our condolences to the Lewis family and the Walker clan.

We are so sorry for your loss.

As a friend of the family I knew Joanne in the St Catherine’s days so beautiful and full of life. I remembered her laugh and her smile and how it was always fun when Jo was there. I feel fortunate to have known her and will remember her as a genuinely good and kind person.

Dan we are so sorry for your loss, our prayers are with you and your family always!