MEYER, Joanne Marie - (1953-2013) Jo passed away peacefully with her sisters by her side, on May 2, 2013, at Parkwood Hospital, London, Ontario. She was the loving wife of Stuart Raven-Hill; daughter of Ralph Meyer of Goderich and of the late Ruth Meyer (nee Freiburger); step-daughter of Margaret Meyer; sister to Anthony Meyer, Florida (Gloria); Maryann Gavin, Kitchener (Marshall); Rose Blake, London (Peter); Carol Wahl, Georgia (Philip); Greg Meyer, Newmarket; Lisa Debeljak, Cambridge (John); Chris Meyer, Brampton (Karen); and John Meyer, Idaho (Jennifer); daughter-in-law to Patrick and Alice Raven-Hill of Queensferry, Scotland; sister-in-law to Sheila Meyer, Newmarket and Valerie Raven-Hill, Nassington, England; loving Auntie Jo to Andrew (Holly), Lesley, Michael, Tara, James, Matthew, Andrew, Brendan, Kirsten, Natalie, Zachary, Julianna, Alexandra, Sophia and Chloe; Great-Auntie Jo to Kayla, Violette, Maeva and Aubrey. Jo's career spanned many years and activities: Comptroller at Mitel Corporation, Partner in MacDougall Meyer Inc., and various entrepreneurial ventures. She was an accomplished musician, a gourmet cook, loved nature, gardening and her doggies. People were drawn to her charismatic personality and "joie de vivre". Always the eternal optimist, when diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer in 2007, Jo sought out ways to help herself. Through the creation of her website: SunflowerSisters.ca, she leaves behind a legacy that provides hope and inspiration to "teal sisters" and their families worldwide. Special thanks to Dr. Dominique Lanvin, Dr. Stephen Welch and Bonnie Martin at the London Regional Cancer Centre, and to the entire Palliative Care team at Parkwood Hospital. A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, May 5 from 1:30 to 4:00pm at the Elsie Perrin Williams Estate, 101 Windermere Road West, London, ON. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to Wellspring London and Region.12407132
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an amazing woman who roomed with our mother at LHSC in 2009
Posted by Joanne Sherin (Acquaintance) On Thursday, May 16, 2013
Joanne was a ray of sunshine in our mom's last days. They were roommates, twice! They hit it off immediately and Joanne came to visit mom just prior to her death in Sept. 2009. I can hear her voice saying "for crying out loud" as if it were yesterday.She baked and brought goodies to mom's room. we send our condolences to your family on the loss of such a wonderful presence.Joanne Sherin & Family
Posted by Julie Germann Devine (school friend) On Monday, May 6, 2013
My mom sent me the link to Joanne's wonderful life story. Joanne and I were great friends for a number of formulative teen years,at school and summers at the country home and our cottage, and I relived them when my offspring were that age. She was very charismatic, and I just want to express my condolences to you all.
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