Joanne Thomas

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THOMAS:  Joanne

Peacefully at home on April 23rd, 2020, Joanne Thomas began her journey home to the Creator. Beloved mother of Charles, Dallas, Summer, Sheldon, and her dog Bandit. Grandmother to Ikekiss. Daughter of Inez. Sister to Pat, Rob  (Kathy), Paula, Mark (Randi), and Jackie.   Special Auntie Mom to Haylee & Cal. Survived by many aunties, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Traditional friend of Lydia Buck and Lisa Bressette. This beautiful soul touched a lot of  people. Joanne was very well known in the community, and a leader in Indigenous archaeology. She was an avid lacrosse fan and enjoyed going to bingo and powwows. A small private service will be held and a  celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Styres Funeral Home, Ohsweken.


Posted by Cindy Maracle on
My condolences to my Thomas Family
Posted by Marcie Sandy on
Summer, Dallas and Charles,
I am so very sorry for the loss of your mother. Your mom was so proud of her children and grandchild.
I worked with Joanne for 14 years. We had quite a few conversations over the years and I come to think of her as a friend and not only a co-worker. I will miss our conversations and her assistance and suggestions.
She was quite knowledgeable about archaeology and burials and she was also passionate about it and always looked out for our community’s best interests. She knew many people and they respected her opinions. She is irreplaceable, we are so sorry to lose her, at the same time, we were lucky to have her, and the program she started is remarkable.
I am thinking of your family at this difficult time and sending you prayers and hugs, my condolences.
Marcie Sandy
Posted by Jeff Seibert on
My sincere condolences to Joanne’s family and friends. She was always a pleasure to work with and socialize with. As an archaeologist, I learned a great deal from her and respected her opinion immensely. She will be missed.
Posted by Ivan Bomberry on
My condolences to the families at this time.
Posted by Jessica on
I wish to offer my heartfelt condolences to Joanne's family and friends. I had the privilege of working with Joanne on numerous projects and will miss her dearly. She was always so understanding, full of knowledge, and very impassioned.
I wish you well on your journey home Joanne.
Posted by Cindy Carpenter on
My condolences to the family, Joanne will be sadly missed. Cindy Carpenter
Posted by Cindy Carpenter on
My condolences to the family, Joanne will be sadly missed. Cindy Carpenter
Posted by Kyle Martin on
My condolences to Jo's family and friends. The grief now felt is a reflection of how much Jo loved others and was loved. Sorry for your and the community's loss.
Posted by Angel & Tim on
There are no words to say how sorry we are for your loss. Joanne was a great great person. Hugs to Dallas and Summer.
Posted by Joseph Cull on
I worked with Joanne for years in Archaeology. She was such a wonderful, kind, and insightful person to work with. She will be deeply missed. My most sincere condolences to all of her loved ones.
Posted by Marlene Bomberry on
My condolences to you Jackie and to all your family for the loss of your dear sister. I didn't know her but it seems that many people were blessed to have known her. So sorry for your loss.
Posted by Shirley Bomberry on
My sincere condolences to Joanne’s family and her work family. I had the pleasure of working with Joanne during my tenure with SN Elected Council, she was passionate about her work and always looking out for the best for our community and her coworkers.
Posted by Ken McCorkle on
Joanne will be greatly missed by so many. She was a delight and an inspiration to work with. Her spirit will live on through all those she touched. It has been an honour to work with her!
Posted by John Bonin on
My deepest condolences to Joanne's family. I worked with Joanne for many years and will miss Joanne's insight and the humour that she brought to all of our meetings. Sorely missed but never forgotten!
Posted by Adria Grant on
Sincere condolences to Joanne's family and friends. I am grateful for the opportunity I had to know her and work with her for many years. I will miss her laugh, her passion, her strength and kindness. She will be sadly missed.
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