JoAnn Cecile Wells (Nee Gignac)

12-Jan-1936 - 01-Jul-2018

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JoAnn Cecile Wells (Nee Gignac)

JoAnn was received into the fullness of God's endless love and light on July 1, 2018 at the age of 82. Beloved wife of Robert Wells, married 60 years. Devoted mom to Barbara Billey (Ken), Mike Wells (Sandy), and Karen Small (Robert). Loving grandmother of John Wells (Bethany), Brooke Wells, Brian Small (Brittany) and Stephanie Small, and great-grandmother of Hailey. Cherished sister of Geraldine Gignac-Moody, Noble Gignac Jr., and Annette Kusluski. JoAnn valued her faith, family and friends. A nurse for over 30 years, her exuberance for life and positive attitude inspired many. Gratitude to dear friend, Jane, Fr. Maurice Restivo, St. Elizabeth Nurses, Sylvia and Linda and the health care professionals who gave compassionate care during JoAnn's cancer journey. We will miss her profoundly, and hold her spirit with us forever in our memory and in our loving. Visitation will be held at Janisse Funeral Home, 1139 Ouellette Ave, 519-253-5225, on Thursday, July 5, 2018 from 6-9pm, Prayers at 7:30pm. Mass of the Resurrection at Our Lady of Assumption Church - McEwan Campus (711 McEwan Ave) on Friday, July 6 at 11am. In lieu of flowers, donations for JoAnn's great grandchild, Hailey are greatly appreciated in care of Sandy Wells or to your charity of choice.

Funeral Details

  • Visitation

    Janisse Funeral Home

    Event Times:

    05-Jul-2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

  • Funeral Mass

    Our Lady of Assumption Parish - McEwan Campus

    Event Times:

    06-Jul-2018 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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Posted by Michael Keho | 06-Jul-2018

It is with profound sadness that I learned of the passing of Joann Wells. I have many memories of Joann, Bob and the family over the years at our summer cottage on the Trent-Severn Waterway. Condolences to all. With love. Michael Kehoe

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Posted by Lee Preney | 04-Jul-2018

Joann is one of the most genuinely gracious loving humans that I have ever known. I have had the privilege of knowing Joann through our Qi Gong group. Not nearly long enough, Joann will be sorely missed by her friends family and anyone who knew her. In love and respect Lee

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