Coutts Funeral Home & Cremation Centre

96 St Andrews Street, Cambridge, ON


Joanne Elizabeth France

April 7, 1959March 23, 2020

It is with great sadness and gentle relief that the family of Joanne Elizabeth France of Cambridge, Ontario announces her peaceful passing on March 23, 2020 at the age of 60.

Born to Patricia Marion (Hoyles) France and Robert Jack France in 1959, Joanne was a very creative soul who graduated the University of Guelph and ran two of her own businesses. She was an incredible knitter who enjoyed painting and storytelling. A bright spirit that was always there to help others.

She is preceded by her parents and grandparents; Robert W. & Barbara (Blank) France, and Francis A. & Gladys (Newmarsh) Hoyles.

Joanne is survived by her loving husband Dave Robertson; her daughter Rebecca Gosse; Son in-law John Gosse; grandchildren Johnathan and Jake Gosse; Aunt: Maisie Woods; siblings: Frank France, Tim (Jean) France, Jack (Eunice) France, Maisie (Derek) Lewis; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Cremation has taken place. Relatives and friends will be invited to attend a Celebration of Life to be determined at a later date.

(COPD) is a lung disease that includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. As expressions of sympathy, donations can be made in Joanne’s memory to The Lung Association at www.lung.ca


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Barb Otto

April 6, 2020

My time with Jo will never be forgotten. She was an inspiration. Her humour, talent, strength, and generosity remained to the very end.
I am honoured to have been her friend and sorely miss her.
She was blessed to have you in her life.

Bill & Sarah Underwood

April 4, 2020

Dave, deepest sympathy to you and Rebecca. We have pleasant memories of visiting with you and Joanne, a beautiful, friendly and talented lady.

Bob Boyd

April 4, 2020

It is with great sadness to hear of a passing of a part of our school time family. I didnt know Joanne very much from school at Manchester and Lincoln, but pretty well grew up with Jack and Tim. My sincere condolences to the entire France family from my mom Gert, brother Jim and girlfriend Kim Cross xoxoxo

Kerry Hertner (mackey)

March 27, 2020

So sorry for this great loss. I loved spending time with her. She would always put a smile on my face after a good visit picking out yarn together. The time and thought she put into each project was amazing. She has left the world a better place and touched many a heart ❤ A very special and kind soul she was. I am saddened for you. But take comfort in knowing how special she was and how she loved her family so much.
Love from the yarn store girl
Kerry at Cambridge Fibres Ltd.

Amanda Mckenzie

March 25, 2020

Aunt Joanne was a beautiful...loving and caring person..who was always busy making something...her talent was phenomenal..and she took pride in everything she did.You will be sorely missed.Love you.xxx

Dave Bowman

March 25, 2020

Joanne. Always knew that you were on my side. I knew that I could count on you to come running anytime I asked. God bless you!!!

Maisie Lewis

March 25, 2020

I will miss my bug sister my love will always be there for you and vow to be and always be a friend an aunt to Rebecca your daughter...❤❤❤😥