Joanne Kemp
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Obituary of Joanne Kemp

KEMP, Carol "Joanne"...

In the early morning hours of April 15, 2021, Carol "Joanne" Kemp (nee Lather) passed away peacefully at the Chatham Kent Health Alliance, Chatham at the age of 88.

Beloved wife of the late John "Jack" Kemp (2002).

Cherished mother of Carol Thompson, Stanley Kemp (Jackie), Jeff Kemp (Debbie), Daughter-in-Law Jean Kemp, Marcia Couture (Jerry), and Aimee Smith.

Grandma of Michael Jackson, Keyth Jackson, Devon Kemp, Krista Kemp, Corey Kemp, Calob Kemp, Curtis Kemp, Dustin Kemp, Jarrod Kemp, Gavin Kemp, Abbie Ball, Marsha Richie, Michael Couture, Paul (Rhonda) Couture, Kerri Smith and Lindsay Smith.

Great-grandma and great-great of numerous great and great-great grandchildren.

Loving sister to Vonne (the late Bill) Hinds.

Survived by sisters-in-law Faye Lather and Dodie Lather.

Predeceased by son Arthur Kemp (2021), grandson Jeremy Kemp (2004), brothers James Lather and Neville Lather, sister Myrna McDonald and brother in law Ross McDonald.

Joanne was someone who was always known to speak her mind and had a feisty attitude. Her favourite time of the year was summer, when she could sit out in the backyard and enjoy her carefully cultivated garden full of flowers. She also enjoyed having coffee with friends. She was the matriarch of the family and adored all her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Joanne will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Due to the current situation with COVID-19, the family will be holding a private visitation in order to say their final goodbyes to Joanne. Cremation will take place at a later date with inurnment at Greenwood Cemetery, Ridgetown.

Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society in memory of Joanne would be greatly appreciated.

McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham, 519-351-2040.

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