Joanne Delmer

Celebration of Life

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sunday, July 14, 2024
Horton Community Centre
1005 Castleford Road
Renfrew, Ontario, Canada

Private Family Interment

Malloch Road Cemetery
127 Usborne Street
Arnprior, Ontario, Canada

Obituary of Joanne Delmer


Joanne “Nanny Joe” Delmer

(nee Knechtel)


With heavy hearts, the family announces that Joanne passed away peacefully while surrounded by loved ones in the early morning hours of Sunday, June 9, 2024. Joanne Mae Delmer of Arnprior was 78. Beloved daughter of the late Norman and Lena (nee Daub) Knechtel. Dearly loved and proud Mom of Kevin (Kathleen Tripp) and Kim Eady (Elbon). Cherished and forever “Nanny Joe” of her 5 grandchildren: Isaac Delmer (Hadleigh), Hannah Delmer (Cole Carpenter), Amber Senack (Tyler), Abigail Eady (Cameron McDaniel) and Morgan Eady (Chrishna Code) as well as 4 great-grandchildren: Skye, Autumn, Gage and Knox Senack. Dear sister of Betty Thomas (late Alex). Predeceased by her brother, Glenn Knechtel (Pauline). Also survived by her former daughter-in-law, Kelly Lowe.


The family is very grateful that Joanne passed away with her dearest friends Elaine and Norm by her side. Knowing they were there gave the family great comfort while they were resting.


Joanne attributed her many additional years to the healing hands of Dr Stewart of the Ottawa Hospital who was her initial oncology doctor in 1994.  In Joanne’s last days, the family was beyond appreciative of the Renfrew County Paramedics for their continual compassion during the multiple trips that Joanne took to the hospital.  The staff at RVH were exceptional. Their continued support during our multiple admissions provided the family with the necessary support during this difficult journey.


Joanne will forever be remembered by her friend Val.  From their social visits, touring escapades and sewing lessons, their friendship will always be cherished.

A deep loss and forever hole in their heart will be felt by the “Edey Street girls”.  The many late night card games will never be the same without Joanne. 

 The family is so grateful for all their compassion and the care they showed to Joanne during her courageous battle.


Joanne was an intricate part of her community.  From her volunteer work at the Arnprior and District Museum making many coat hanger covers and clothing bags to participating in the Arnprior Quilt Guild and the Red Hat Ladies Club. Her presence will be missed.


Her most important role was mom and nanny and her passing will leave a hole in each family member's heart.  She was always there when you needed her.  Whether you needed a quick sewing repair or you were feeling under the weather where a pot of her homemade tomato macaroni soup was made.  There was a Christmas tradition where she tried to show you her famous shortbread cookie recipe… don’t roll it too thin, too thick or they will just burn. She never missed the important events like track and field, band recitals or graduations.  You needed not worry as you knew she always had a new craft underway, whether that be Christmas craft block, bowl holders, or something she saw on the internet and if you were in a pinch you needed not worry as she was always ready with a homemade blanket for that new arrival coming your way.


If you have ever received a Nanny Joe blanket - please wrap yourself in it and know you were loved. xoxoxox

Forever in hearts!


For those wishing to remember Joanne in a special way, please consider a donation to the Arnprior Seniors at Home Program Inc. or the Renfrew Victoria Hospital.


Private family interment Malloch Road Cemetery, Arnprior.


Please join us for a Celebration of Joanne’s Life which will be held at the Horton Community Center 1005 Castleford Road, Renfrew

on Sunday afternoon, July 14th from 1pm - 5pm.

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