Jo-Ann Sheila McMillan


McMILLAN, Jo-Ann Sheila (nee Baird)
March 9, 1953 – March 30, 2015

It is with great sadness and much love that we say goodbye to Jo-Ann, who passed away unexpectedly on March 30, 2015. Jo-Ann is lovingly remembered by her husband Grant, her children: Jennifer (Carlo), Christina (Brad) and Colleen. She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren: Brandt, Alissa, Dylan, Brooklynn and Karter as well as her sisters Marylynn Morris (Terry), Vicki Baird and her brother Bill Baird (Kelly).

Jo-Ann was predeceased by her loving parents John (1992) and Dorothy (2014) Baird and her sister Bonnie Grant (2007).

A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 1:00 pm at Grace United Church, 6215-104 Avenue, Edmonton, AB.

The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to University of Alberta Hospital, Unit 5E2 for their kindness, support and care shown to Jo-Ann during her stay there.

As an expression of sympathy, the family requests that any memorial contributions be made in Jo-Ann McMillan’s name to the Edmonton Humane Society, 13620-163 St NW
Edmonton, AB T5V 0B2, or any Animal Rescue of your choice.

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Elaine Fooks

We would like to send our sympathies to Jennifer and the McMillan family. Also to Vicki, Marylynn and all the other families. Peace be with you.

Gord and Elaine Fooks


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Lori Self

Grant, Christine and family – So sorry for your loss. Jo-Ann was a delight to be around I always looked forward to the Friday night visits at the Saville, with you and Jo-Ann, lots of stories, lots of conversation, and always lots of laughter. You are in our thoughts and prayers, Today, tomorrow and Always. Rick & Lori SELF

Marilyn Nicholas

Vicki, Marilynn, Grant and families; My deepest sympathies to you all on the loss of your dear sister, auntie, wife, mother and grandmother. She will be missed by so many. I am thankful for even the little time I spent visiting with Joanne and Vicki last summer. Great memories to be cherished. I am sure that she is now soaring on gossamer wings watching over all that she loved and held dear. No matter the timing or the reason we hate to loss one we love. For Joanne, she is now on to the next leg of her journey. Wishing you Godspeed Joanne!

Terry Szlepka

Joanne was not only one of my favorite cousins, but also became very dear to me in my mothers passing. She comforted me more than anyone! She was there for me, she called and talked, when I needed it most. I tried to do the same for her when her mom became I’ll. She told me she was family, and she was there always for me. I thank her for this! This is our Joanne, a VERY special person! It’s no wonder Joanne was more than to one Aunt, their favorite niece!!
Joanne will be missed dearly by us! We loved her very much!
Glad we were able to spend time with her recently before she got sick!! We had lots of great laughs and memories! They will be cherished FOREVER. Rest in peace Jo!
Love Terry & John

Ross Blair

Vicki and family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Ross and Lorraine Blair

Margaret Bickerton

I was devastated when I first got the news of Jo-Ann’s fate. I reflected on all the times we spent together growing up as cousins & all the trouble we got ourselves into with our respective parents – trying new experiences that we all do growing up. I remember those times fondly & will treasure them. Some people come into our lives, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never the same. Jo was one of these people to me. I use this quote from Gandhi to end this tribute – “There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.” Keep that smile you wore so well and enjoy your new journey – I will miss you.
Love Margaret

Ramona Pfennig

She made a room laugh with her laughter and bright personality. I always enjoyed her company, she knew how to make you feel welcomed. RIP Joanne.

Melanie & Brian Sinclair

Such a short time here on earth. Impacted so many lives. You will forever be remembered for your acceptance, everlasting conversations and your contagious laugh. You will always hold a place in our hearts.


It is so sad when someone leaves this world much too soon. Even though the family is left with wonderful memories, it leaves a hole in their hearts. Everyone will miss Jo-Ann’s smile.


To Marylynn and Viicki and their family, Ken and I are so sad for you all. I know with your family there are lots of fun memories which you will have forever…love, Darlene


Will miss her very much, always had an ear and heart to listen..Will miss you very much my friend.Thinking of all her family who will miss her very much.

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