Joanne Heather vanDam, beloved wife of Peter vanDam, of Lucknow, died at the Wingham and District Hospital, Friday, March 18, 2022, at the age of 66. Born in Listowel, Aug. 9, 1955, she was the daughter of the late Ben and Irene Freeman. Greatly missed by her sons, David Rutledge and Jeremy Smith; and grandchildren, Zachary, Nicole Marie, Ben, Chance and Denver. Also survived by her sisters, Carol Reid, Donna Sneider and Connie Harrison; and sisters-in-law, Christine Tenpas, Joanne Jurjens and Nelia Schalk. Predeceased by her son, Jason Smith; and sister-in-law, Bertha. Following Joanne’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice, are greatly appreciated as expressions of sympathy; arrangements entrusted to the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Lucknow. Condolences may be made on-line at www.mackenzieandmccreath.com.