Obituary of Jo-Anne Best
Former Reeve Township Front of Leeds and Lansdowne
Former President of the Progressive Conservative Party of Leeds & Grenville
Unexpectedly at the Brockville General Hospital Charles Street Site on Thursday October 4, 2018. Jo-Anne (Steacy) Best of Lansdowne age 70 years. Beloved wife of Gerald Best, loving mother of Steve (Leanne), Mary-Anne (Stark), Terena, Wendy (Chris) and Shawn. Cherished grandmother of Tristan, Jodie, Devon, Jamie, Nicholas, Melissa and Zach (Jillian). Loving daughter of Irma (Altenhof) and the late Bill Steacy, dear sister of Debbie, Shirley, Sharon and Bill. Jo-Anne will be missed by many nieces, nephews and friends.
Jo-Anne was an extremely proud member of Ontario Parole Board and the Alcohol and Gaming Commission in a judicial role. Jo-Anne was a role model to a lot of people. Her dedication and conviction showed in everything she did. Her commitment to our community was seen in the many hours spent volunteering and fundraising for the betterment of the township. She had an integral hand in building the community centre on Jessie Street, as well the building of additional fire stations in the township. She was a devoted mother, a loving grandmother and a loyal friend. She was helpful to all and went above and beyond to help others succeed.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Lansdowne Community Building, 1 Jessie Street Lansdowne on Sunday October 28, 2018 from 1 - 4 p.m. In Lieu of flowers donations in Jo-Anne’s memory to the Charity of your choice will be greatly appreciated by the family. Barclay Funeral Home, 1033 Prince Street, Lansdowne entrusted with the arrangements. Messages of condolence may be sent online at www.barclayfuneralhome.com.