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Born: Feb 10, 1950

Date of Passing: Aug 02, 2020

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February 10, 1950 - August 2, 2020

Florence Jo-Anne McFadden (née Roper) passed in Saint Boniface Hospital from complications related to long standing pulmonary and cardiovascular degeneration.
The third child born to Bill and Elsie Roper of Cypress River, following Arlene and Gerald; Jo-Anne is survived by the love of her life, her adoring husband of 50 years, Terry, and their three sons, Brock, Colin, and Kegan. Also left to remember Jo-Anne is her grandson Shae, of whom she was immensely proud, as well as many close relatives.
Jo-Anne started her career as a Registered Nurse in Winnipeg during the 1970s and over the following 25 years, she continued to help people by providing counselling support at The Addictions Foundation of Manitoba, and then through human resources with Transport Canada. Her career was highlighted by impactful mentorships and recurring trips to the high Arctic which she recalled fondly decades after her early retirement, as well as the close friendships she cultivated with her coworkers over the years. Later in life she rekindled friendships with the women she first met when they were young girls in Cypress River. These friendships meant a great deal to Jo-Anne. She cared instinctively for nearly everyone she met.
Jo-Anne loved to laugh, took pride in her garden, and her family tradition of homemade pierogis and desserts. She cherished moments around the table with her family and close friends, showing her affection through delicious meals and funny stories.
A celebration of Jo-Anne McFadden's life will take place when it is safe to gather following provincial protocols.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Siloam Mission, Winnipeg Harvest, and/or the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

Family and friends may sign a book of
condolence at

Glen Lawn Funeral Home

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 08, 2020

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • Hi Terry, it's been a long time since we've connected but we always enjoyed your's and Jo-Annes's company. The short time we worked together brings back good memories. I remember first being introduced to bbqing at your house and saw that you and Jo-Anne had a very special relationship. I can't imagine how difficult this time will be for you and your boys! You are in our thoughts! Chris and Bettyjean. - Posted by: Chris johnson (Friend - co-worker) on: Aug 19, 2020

  • Sad to hear of Jo-Anne's passing. Our deepest condolences to you and your family. - Posted by: Valerie & Tim Truelove, Allan Davidson (Friends) on: Aug 13, 2020

  • I was sad to hear of Jo-Anne's passing. She was a wonderful lady and her pistachio cake was the best ever! My deepest condolences to her family. - Posted by: Jennifer Foot (worked with Terry) on: Aug 11, 2020

  • Terry, so sad to hear of Jo-Anne's passing Our condolences and love go out to you and your family. Both Jo-Anne and you Terry McFadden have been very good friends for us both. Initially my contact with you Terry started in 1978 when you were chosen to be the dedicated Spectra computer analyst and programmer for Beatrice Foods Winnipeg Division, to develop, implement and install an IBM main frame computer system, from scratch, at the then 738 St Joseph St Winnipeg address. During that time and the ensuing years Jo-Anne became the recipient of many late night and evening phone calls with a plea for help "We need Terry to come to 738 St Joseph to fix or help us cope with a problem". Jo-Anne never once expressed dismay or anger at those sleep interruptions, she was always courteous and eager to help. This friendship evolved into weekend visits by you both to our Bird River property for some fishing, barbecues and pot luck dinners. Lots of laughs, great times and memories, Dave and Linda Bilkoski - Posted by: Dave and Linda Bilkoski (Friends) on: Aug 10, 2020

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