Joanne Frauzel

       Joanne Marie Frauzel (DeFauw) 75 years of age, of Port Burwell, Ontario, died peacefully on Monday August 21, 2023 at Victoria Hospital in London, Ontario.
Joanne leaves behind her husband, Gavin of 54 years, a son, Paul (Susanne) of Halifax, Nova Scotia, a daughter, Angela Bodnar (Shawn) of London, Ontario, and three grandchildren, Victoria Frauzel, Alex Bodnar, and Andrew Bodnar.  She will be remembered by her siblings Mike DeFauw (Claudia), Sandra Ford (Joe), and Shirley Gaulin, and by many family and treasured friends in Ontario, Alberta and Nova Scotia.
Joanne was predeceased by her parents, Emerie and Lillian DeFauw (nee LaForge), her sister Linda Mole, and brothers-in -law Real Gaulin and Mason Ford.
Throughout her life, Joanne worked at many jobs.
You could often find her in the kitchen or bathroom, cutting or perming someone’s hair. She enjoyed working as a shoe salesman, but her favourite job was as a school bus driver in Nova Scotia and Ontario. She took great pride in keeping a clean, safe bus and enjoyed getting to know “her kids”.
Joanne also had a love for shopping, especially thrifting.  She could never pass up a good deal and if you were on the hunt for something, you could be sure she would find what you were looking for at a great price.
Cremation has taken place.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Wareing Cremation Services, 346 Simcoe St., Tillsonburg, Ontario has been entrusted with Final Arrangements. Your messages of remembrance and condolence may be shared here at

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  • So sorry to hear of the loss of you Mom. May you and your family find comfort in your memories of time spent with her.

    John and Judy Wiebe
  • To Gavin & Families,, our thoughts are with you all at this very sad time! Cherish the Memories!

    Ted & Marie Warren
  • JoAnne was a really nice lady sorry for loss

    Sharon Neale
  • I am shocked and saddened to hear this. She was a part of my young life, and was always so nice to me. She will be missed.

    Derek Frauzel
  • my heart felt condolences to all the family. I was Joanne’s PSW for a few years and totally enjoyed my time with her becoming good friends. She will be missed by so many people. Who could resist that warm smile and jolly laughter. Hugs to you all.

    Jerlene Brackenbury
  • Sending our condolences to Gavin, Angela and family. Lots of great memories thrift shopping, lunches n dinners , chatting for hours on end. Keegan loved Joanne and hanging out with her a few days a week chatting and laughing

  • Gavin and family I’m so sorry to learn of Joannes’ death. She was a very hard working person and loved making things nice if not for her family she was doing it for others. May Joanne rest in peace.

    Valerie Donnell
  • We are so sorry for your loss, Gavin and family. Joanne was one of a kind. May she Rest In Peace and may memories bring you comfort.

    Erna McLean
  • Our sincerest condolences to Gavin and family. Joanne was a great person and will be missed by many people. ❤️

    Wendy Hamilton
  • So sorry for your loss of Joanne. She was a happy, caring and loving person.

    Pat Cole
  • So sorry to hear of Joanne.s passing.My sinsere condolances to the family…..Marion.

    marion weagle
  • Gavin, Paul and Angela ( and family), we were saddened to hear of Joanne’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your loss. Take care.

    Joey and Sherrie Wessell
  • Dear Gavin, Paul,Angela and family!
    Condolence on the passing of dear Joanne! My sympathy , thoughts and love to all! Hugs

    Genevieve Bond
  • To Gavin , Paul and Angela . My thoughts are with you at this very difficult time .Joanne came into our lives when I was a teenager . She shared many long conversations with our mother before locating to NS to become part of the Frauzel family . So very sorry for your loss . XO

    Dallas Parnell
  • This is sad news to hear of Joeanne’s passing. Condolences to Gavin, Paul and Angela during this period. Godspeed Joanne.

    Marlin Gee
  • Our deepest condolences Gavin and family. So glad we got to chat with her in July ❤️

    Betty Lee & Gord Loucks

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