Ms. JoAnn (Gaudet) Housley, born on June 26, 1938 in Detroit, Michigan, to the late Doris Gaudet (nee Richard) and the late Jean Bernard Gaudet, passed away peacefully at age 80 on August 26, 2018 in Ottawa, ON, Canada. JoAnn is survived by her brother, James Gaudet of Detroit; her daughter, Lynn Blackburn and her son-in-law Jeff Blackburn of Ottawa; and her grandchildren, Noah and Joshua Blackburn, also of Ottawa. She also leaves behind her cat, Gracie who is now part of the Blackburn household. A private family graveside service will be held at Capital Funeral Home and Cemetery on the morning of Friday, August 31. Friends and family members are invited to attend a casual open house celebration of life with light refreshments, at the home of Lynn and Jeff Blackburn following the service, from noon to 3:00 p.m. Donations in JoAnn’s name to the Ottawa Humane Society are welcome and appreciated in lieu of flowers.
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