JoAnne Fillimore

Obituary of JoAnne Fillimore

Fillimore, JoAnne


May 12, 1920 to February 5, 2020

JoAnne Fillimore slipped away very peacefully at Chartwell Royal Oak in Kingsville.  JoAnne (nee Burkholder) was married to the late Percy Fillimore (1998) for 56 years.  For her children, Barry Fillimore (the late Kaoru), Donna Zuschlag (John) and Janet Hender (Stephen), she set an example of how to live life enthusiastically, with service and, always, with good manners and a hat.  She was very proud of her grandchildren, Erin (Matt), Anna, Colin (Minako), Phil, Jenna (Daniel), Erich and Micah, and her six great grandchildren.  JoAnne is also survived by her sister, Suzanne Jeffrey of Markham. JoAnne touched the lives of so many people through her work with the United Church of Canada, CJSP radio station, Welcome Wagon, the South Essex Community Council, the Ontario Advisory Council on Senior Citizens, Windsor-Essex County Council on Aging, United Way of Windsor-Essex County, Community Coalition, Ontario Breast Screening Program, and South Essex Arts Association.  For her community service, she was honoured to receive The Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal in 1977 and The Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002. The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation for the care given to JoAnne by the Royal Oak staff. Arrangements for cremation and a private family graveside at a later date have been entrusted to Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631). Family and friends are invited to share their words of comfort and remembrance at