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Minnan-Wong , Josephine "Jo"
September 2018
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Surrounded by her loving family, Josephine "Jo" Minnan-Wong passed away suddenly, after a brief illness, on Wednesday, September 26, 2018. Josephine was born on May 27th, 1930 in Timmins, Ontario to Maurice and Mary Ann Cazabon. She later moved to Windsor where she studied as a nurse at the Hotel Dieu. She met her loving husband Denzil at the local Catholic Bingo . They married in 1960 and spent the years to follow in the Toronto area raising their two daughters and a son. Josephine practiced as a nurse at the Hospital for Sick Children for over 25 years in the pediatric unit, serving as a head nurse, and later working part-time while raising her family. A longtime resident of Don Mills, Josephine will be remembered for her love of life and having a passion for politics and community service. Josephine was most proud of her family. Predeceased by her husband Denzil Sr., she is survived by her three children, Catherine (Steve), Patricia (Jeff) and Denzil (Colleen). Her grandchildren were the center of her life and she will be greatly missed by Kimberly (John), Kaitlyn, Lauren, Sally, Erin, and Samuel. Josephine is also survived by her loving brother Paul and sister-in-law Sharon. Visitation at PAUL O'CONNOR FUNERAL HOME, 1939 Lawrence Ave.E (between Pharmacy and Warden)on Sunday, September 30, 2018, from 3-5pm & 7-9pm. Funeral Mass on Tuesday October 2, 2018 at 10am in Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church (Victoria Park South of Ellesmere). Interment following at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery.

Messages of Condolence

Denzil, my sincere condolences to you and your family on the loss of your beloved mother. By all accounts, she was a remarkable person, ca... Read more Helen Burstyn
Toronto October 04, 2018
Dear Patricia and family, My deepest condolences for the passing of your beloved mother, Josephine. May memories of her and the love of... Read more Rosanna Arduini
Toronto, Ontario October 02, 2018
I worked with Jo for many years in nursing at Sick Kids. Shewas an excellent nurse and taught me so much. She left me with many fond me... Read more Heather Goodes
Niagara Falls, Ontario October 01, 2018
Jo had many stories of her days in Windsor. I remember her joining our family gatherings in Windsor. Sometimes when I visited Toronto and... Read more Patricia (Fortune) Wales
Tecumseh, ON September 30, 2018
For many, many years Jo has been connected with my family. We began our nursing studies at Hotel Dieu Hospital and saw each other socially... Read more Florence Fortune & Family
Windsor, ON September 30, 2018
Mrs. Minnan-Wong, as I always called her, was a beautiful soul with such love and passion in her! I enjoyed getting to know her through w... Read more Colleen Bator
Woodstock September 27, 2018

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