Joanne Sawkins


Joanne (Mary) Sawkins, 81, passed away peacefully on July 4, 2019 at Lake of the Woods District Hospital.

She was born on June 28, 1938 in Norman Ontario to Fee and Yvonne Caron (Portier).

Joanne married “her Bill” in 1959, and stayed at  home in Lakeside to raise their two children.

In 1982 their family moved out to Coney Island for 7 years of fun an adventure.

She will be missed by the many friends she made through curling, bridge and her years at Coney.

She is survived by her husband Bill of sixty one years, Mike and Mark (Flo), her granddaughters Jaclyn and Theresa, her brother Richard (Dick) Caron and sister-in-law Lorna; nieces Cathy and Charlotte (Bruce). Her sister-in-law Mavis (Don) nieces; Marcy (Jim), Ronda (Rick) and Patty (Gord).

Joanne was pre-deceased by her brother-in-law Ron Sawkins in 1974.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the staff on the second and third floors of Lake of the Woods District Hospital, for their wonderful care of Jo.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations go to The Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation.

In place of a service, a visit with Bill would be most appreciated.