It is with deep sadness that her family announces the passing of Jo Anne Saunders in the early hours of October 1, 2014, at Bluewater Health in Sarnia, Ontario. Predeceased by her dear husband Arthur Eugene Saunders (1988), she is survived by her sister Kae, her sons Gene, Mike (Sharon), Derek (Pat), John (Wanda) and Paul (Melody), her grandchildren Kevin, Rick, Emily, Rebecca, Christopher, Ryan, and Scott, and her great-grandchildren Brielle and Dean. She was also predeceased by her brother John Cuninghame and her parents Mae and Gordon Cuninghame. She will be remembered as a loving wife and devoted mother to her five sons and a faithful friend to those fortunate enough to have known her. Jo was a past member of the Sarnia Golf and Curling Club, Gourmet club and the local Bridge club. Her sons have fond memories of the Bridge club, Gourmet club and musical gatherings with friends that Jo and Art hosted in their Sarnia home for many years. Jo was a long time volunteer with the Honorable Norman Rogers Chapter of the IODE and many will recall her time and dedication as a convener of Art In The Park in Bright’s Grove. She was also a volunteer for Meals on Wheels. Cremation has taken place and a private family interment of ashes will take place in Yarmouth Nova Scotia next summer, alongside her beloved husband.
A memorial service will be held at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia,
on Wednesday, November 5, 2014, at 11:00 a.m., preceded by a visitation at 10:00 a.m.