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Born: Mar 15, 1940

Date of Passing: May 03, 2022

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(nee KELLY)

It is with great sadness and broken hearts that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Jo-Jo - Jo Ann Marion Freund, on May 3, 2022, with family by her side, at the age of 82.
Jo Ann was predeceased by her mother Margaret, father James, husband Eldon and brothers, Jim and Spencer.
Jo Ann was born on March 15, 1940 in Pilot Mound, Manitoba and was one of eight children. She grew up in the Norwood area of Winnipeg. She met Eldon and married in 1958. Jo Ann and Eldon enjoyed 51 years of marriage before his passing in 2009. Jo Ann worked for many years for both the Winnipeg Health Organization and St. Boniface Hospital retiring in 2003.
Jo Ann leaves to cherish her memory her children, Cindy (John), Kerry, Belinda (Dave); grandchildren, Matthew, Megan, Jennifer, Clinton, Samantha Derek, Robyn, and 10 great-grandchildren. She will also be missed by her sisters and brothers-in-law, Geri (Jim), Pat (Conrad), Wendy, Nancy and Donna.
Jo Ann enjoyed many years camping at Grand Beach with family and taking her grandkids to the beach. Jo Ann will be remembered by her quick wit and jokes at the dinner table appropriate or not! Jo Ann was always on board with any song, dance or performance with her sisters, cheering loud and proud for her beloved Toronto Maple Leafs. Most of all Jo Ann will be remembered for her love of her family and friends and always being there for anyone who needed it. Jo Ann provided her family with so many amazing memories that will forever live on in our hearts.
There will be no formal service: a private family interment will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donation in Jo Ann's memory may be made to the Winnipeg Humane Society.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 14, 2022

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • I worked with Jo Ann at St. Boniface Hospital in Purchasing and she was a great co worker! As the obit says she'll be remembered by her quick wit and jokes at the work, appropriate or not! - Posted by: Tami (Co worker at SBGH) on: May 17, 2022

  • We are saddened to hear of Mrs. Freund's passing. Being our neighbour for 38 years, we were able to enjoy her sense of humour, kindness and joie de vivre. She was a great lady and will be missed. Our sincere condolences to the family. Guy and Ginette Courcelles - Posted by: Guy and Ginette Courcelles (neighbours) on: May 14, 2022

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