The family announces with sorrow, her death in Sudbury, Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at the age of 57 years. Beloved wife of Vaughan Sears of Sudbury. Loving mother of William Sears (Savanna) of Sudbury. Daughter of William and Veronica (née Hinchey) Scott. Dear sister of Pattie Cheesman of Sudbury, Renelda Dahlke (late Eric) and Carol Scott both of Toronto. Predeceased by her brother John Michael Matthys. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by several nieces, nephews, family and friends. Joanne was a proud CSR Rep. with the Canadian Blood Services of Sudbury for over ten years. The family will receive relatives and friends at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 222 Lasalle E., Sudbury, Saturday, November 30th, 2013 from 3-5 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 5:00 p.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel, Sudbury. Donations (by cheque only) to the Multiple Sclerosis Society or the Diabetes Association would be greatly appreciated.