Josephine DeGoey
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Obituary of Josephine DeGoey

DeGoey, Josephine Elizabeth (Staudt)

Passed on to the next phase of her amazing and full life on April 15, 2019. Predeceased by her husband Ted married 34 years, and parents Tony and Elizabeth Staudt. Proud mother of Elizabeth Vasquez, Teresa Milton and Bruce, Ted DeGoey and Cathy and Stephen DeGoey and Katherine. Extremely proud Oma of 12 gorgeous grand children, and one handsome great-grandson. Josephine grew up in Leamington, attended the residential nursing program at Hotel Dieu Hospital in Windsor. After a 5 year career in Nursing at Leamington District Memorial Hospital, she dedicated herself to a life-long career of raising her family. Ted and Josie farmed on the corner of the 6th concession and hwy 77 until 1998, enjoying many bountiful tomato harvests and beautiful home-grown nursery products, launching Peanut Centre Nursery In addition to being a successful mother, Josephine is a 50 year+ member of St. Michael's CWL. Josephine is well known for founding Leamington and Area Right to Life in 1985. She always cared for and protected the rights of the Unborn. Josephine truly valued all human life from conception to natural death. In her later years she enjoyed singing with the Heart of Essex, Sweet Adeline Chorus. She will be truly missed. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home and Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Wednesday 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. and on at St. Michael's Church, 29 Elliott Street, Leamington on Thursday, April 18, 2019 from 10 a.m. until Funeral Service at 11 a.m. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to Leamington Area Right to Life. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may share memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca