Marriott, Helen “Jo-Anne”

March 10, 1955 ~ September 16, 2021

Marriott (Sharp), Helen “Jo-Anne” – Passed away peacefully with her family by her side after a brief illness, at London Health Sciences Center on September 16, 2021. Beloved wife of 42 years to her husband James Marriott, and loving mother to her son Nolan (Paisley), and recent grandmother to Madelyn. Jo-Anne is survived by her brother Brian, sister and brother-in-law Susan, Sandra, Brad, Ron, Kim, and mother-in-law Shirley. Jo-Anne is predeceased by her parents Currie and Lorene Sharp, father-in-law Donald, dear brother Dennis, dear sister Bonnie (Richard) and niece and nephews. Jo-Anne is predeceased by her parents Currie and Lorene Sharp, dear brother Dennis, dear sister Bonnie (Richard) and niece and nephews. Jo-Anne was a distinguished nurse, graduating nursing school in St. Thomas, Ontario, beginning her career in Trail, British Columbia. Jo-Anne returned home to settle on the family farm with her husband continuing her nursing career at the Sarnia General Hospital. Jo-Anne grew up on the family farm, raising 4H dairy cows. Jo-Anne spent much of her life dedicated to those around her. She was a devoted daughter, caring for her father Currie during his illness, and her mother Lorene until her recent passing. Jo-Anne enjoyed baking, gardening, and attending plays. A special event was never complete without a carefully created homemade desert. In her recent days she enjoyed spending time with the family dog, Max. Jo-Anne will forever be remembered for her unwavering devotion to others. Jo-Anne was thoughtful and compassionate, putting the needs of others far before herself.

Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, BRIGDEN on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 from 5pm to 8pm, due to Provincial COVID-19 restrictions, those who wish to attend must wear a mask and maintain social distancing. A private family graveside will take place at a later date at Moore Union Cemetery.

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Heart & Stroke Foundation ( or Brigden United Church. (Cheques mailed to funeral home)

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  1. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time. Jo-Anne was a wonderful lady and we will miss her smile.

  2. My deepest sympathies to the family of Jo-Anne. I worked with Jo-Anne at SGH. Always a pleasure to work with her. I worked in ER. She was kind, carrying and compassionate. I just learned of her passing. I am very sorry for your loss.

  3. Dear Jim Nolan Paisley. Our sincerest condolences to you. We knew Joanne for a short time but right away knew she was a dedicated wife mother and daughter. She should be honoured for that and for her many years of dedicated service as a nurse. For me (Lisa) personally my heartaches of this sad sudden situation you all had to go through. I am saddened that Joanne was unable to meet The newest addition to the Marriott family, Madelyn. We will make sure to honour Joanne’s memory by keeping her alive when we talk about her to Madelyn. Madelyn will grow up knowing about her grandmother Joanne. May you receive strength in the wonderful memories you had with Joanne and feel comfort she is with us everyday. Love Lisa Jeff and Bella

  4. Sending my sincere condolences to Jo-Ann’s family.I worked at Bluewater Health starting when it was Sarnia General Hospital with Joann.Altho I was in ICU there were times we went back and forth between the departments.She was a kind and dedicated nurse.May your memories surround you during these difficult days.Darlene Melton.


  5. So very saddened to learn Joanne has passed away. I worked with her for many years in CCU at Sarnia General Hospital. She was known for her dedication and compassion to her patients, her reassuring presence a solace to many. She will be missed. So sorry for your loss.

  6. I had the privilege of working at Bluewater Health with Jo-Anne for many years. She was so dedicated to her patients who always received exemplary care from her.
    I am so sad to hear of her untimely passing. She would have enjoyed retirement and especially being a grandma to Madelyn. Gone too soon.
    My sincerest condolences to Jim, Nolan, her dog Max and family!
    Jo-Anne was was always so thoughtful and caring.

  7. Brian,Jim and family. My sincere condolences on the passing of Joanne. I hope treasured memories will see you through. Sorry for your two great losses. They are holding each other in heaven.

  8. I was saddened to see Joanne had passed. She probably never knew how she influenced my life. As a quiet, shy 12 yr old when I went to 4-H she was an older member who made me feel welcome which lead to lifelong friends and lessons learned through many years as a member and leader for myself and my family. Years later when my mother had surgery and was quite anxious, Joanne’s calming presence as her nurse gave her comfort as she cared for her. She was a wonderful person

  9. To the Marriott and Sharp Families
    We would like to extend our condolences at this time. Jo-Anne and I grew up together at Calvary United Church and our families knew one another well. She was a fine nurse offering care to my parents while in hospital. Sending thoughts and prayers at this time.

  10. Jim,Nolan &Paisley, we are do sorry to hear of your loss. Joanne was so loving and caring to Grandma Marriott and my parents (Dorothy and Bob Parker). Please keep all the precious memories you have of her they will help with your loss. Bless you all.

  11. Nolan, Paisley, James,
    I am so very sorry for your loss at this sad time, remember all the special times shared with your dear Mom/Wife, as those memories will give you some comfort and peace. Your Mom was a wonderful devoted loving parent to raise such a fine young man like you Nolan, she is proud of you, I am sure. She is watching over all of you now from heaven, at peace and no longer in pain. God Bless each of you.

  12. Paisley, Nolan, James – we are so sorry to hear of your Mother/Wife passing away. My heart aches for all of you.
    Keep all your memories close to your heart and one day share them all with your new little Madelyn.Our thoughts are with you. RIP

  13. dear Brian so very sorry to hear of Joannes passing sending love and prayers to you and her family Bonnie [smith] AND Wayne Francis