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Josephine McDonogh

May 11th, 1931 - April 15th, 2023
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It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Josephine (Lane) McDonogh, who left us April 15, 2023 at the age of 91 years.

Josephine, affectionately known to all as JoJo, was born on May 11, 1931 to parents John and Bridget (Ringrose) Lane, in Limerick, Ireland. JoJo grew up in Limerick in a loving family with her sisters Ina, Carole and brother Tom. At the age of 26, she emigrated to British Columbia (BC), Canada, following the love of her life, Malcolm Joseph McDonogh also of Limerick, who had emigrated two years prior.

JoJo arrived in Kamloops BC where she married Malcolm on December 26, 1957 the day after Christmas. They moved to Prince George BC, where their three children, John, Meave and Stephen were born in 1962, 1963 and 1964. They then set up roots in Trail BC, a community that JoJo and her family loved, and where she was widely known and cherished. In 1996 JoJo made her final move, relocating to Port Coquitlam, BC, to be close to her children, who were all living there and starting families of their own. In her time in PoCo, JoJo made countless friends and touched the lives of many, and was especially loved by her grandchildren.

JoJo is predeceased by her husband Malcolm, her parents John and Bridget, her brother Tom Lane, and sister Ina Haugh.

JoJo is survived by her children John (Gabriella), Meave (Tom), Stephen (Kari), and her grandchildren Sara (Kevin), Josh (Ali), Jordyn, Emily, Carly and Jewel, as well as her great grandchildren Malcolm Walter and Miller Lane. JoJo is also survived by many loving family members in Ireland, who she was able to see many times after emigrating. These include her sister Carole O’Toole and her sisters-in-law Liz McDonogh and Ber Lane in Limerick, and many nieces and nephews: The O’Tooles – Eoin, Elaine and Pat; the Haughs – Tony, Thomas, Eugene, David, Gerard, Joe and Winifred; the Lanes - Joe, John, Patricia, Lucianne and James; the McDonoghs – Peter, David, Brian, Aidan, Kieran, Gerardine, Sheila, Siobhan, and Donogh.

JoJo touched the lives of a great many people in Ireland and Canada, and she will be long remembered and sorely missed. Funeral service will be held on Friday, April 28, 2023 at 11:00am, at the Maple Ridge Funeral Chapel, 11969 216 St, Maple Ridge, BC. 


Pauline & Peter
May 4th, 2023

Hello to you all & sincere condolences on JoJos passing. We loved meeting her when she visited Ireland & we were honoured to have her as a guest at our wedding 28 years ago!
Rest in peace

Liz McDonogh
May 4th, 2023

Condolences to you all. Jojo will be missed on two continents! My fondest memory is of a lovely family trip to Trail, where everyone seemed to know Mac & JoJo. Rest in peace xx

Kieran McDonogh
May 4th, 2023

I smile fondly everytime I think about Auntie Jo. The times we met were memorable in Cork, Limerick and Port Coquitlam. Our condolences to all the BC McDonoghs and Loskis.
Kieran & Victoria

Gerardine McDonogh
April 29th, 2023

Rest in Peace JoJo so glad to have known her and enjoyed her company, she was a great character.
Sincere sympathy to all the Canadian McDonogh’s.

Erlene and Dave Cromarty
April 28th, 2023

Our sincere condolences to all of Jo's family. Jo's was our best friend for over 60 years and she has left us with so many wonderful memories. So many Irish proverbs, and a few she may have made up herself, but a lot of wisdom in all of them. The life of every party! Her "Mickey Mouse" song was the highlight at most of them. Our family feels very blessed to have had Jo in our lives. She was one of a kind! The best!

Ann Mcdonogh
April 28th, 2023

I had the pleasure of meeting JoJo once when she came to cork . I met her off the bus and she came to stay with me in Ovens. What great company she was. She was immensely proud of her family.

May she rest in peace

Ann Mcdonogh

Frances Ringrose, London, UK
April 27th, 2023

Condolences to all the family on the death of Jo my first cousin.
May she rest in peace.


Catherine Vanderheyden (Cromarty)
April 26th, 2023

Jo Jo's wisdom influenced all our family's life more than she could ever have imagined. Myself, my brother and sister and all our spouses have lived by her sage advice when dealing with employment and interpersonal relationships. "Keep your mouth shut and wear beige" has helped us navigate many challenges and makes us laugh as we remember our Jo Jo. We will miss her.

Yogi Vlanich
April 26th, 2023

So sorry for your loss. Josephine was such a great lady. I have so many memories of her generosity to our family with all the Christmas dinners she hosted. So many laughs, loved a good time 💃🕺😇

Maria, Dana & Lea McNaughton
April 26th, 2023

We are so sorry to hear of Jo's passing. She was a great lady that was always up for a good Party ! We have very fond memories of your family growing up in Glenmerry and the many years of Friendship with Pete & Oly.... Thought and prayers are with you all..... Cheers JO JO !

Breeda Wilson nee Ringrose, Mallow, Co Cork
April 26th, 2023

Condolences to all the family on the death of Jo my first cousin. A lovely person.
May she rest in peace.

Bob & Bobbie Kadlec
April 25th, 2023

A lovely and fun loving lady and a family that touched our lives. We will never forget our trip to Ireland with Jo and visited with Jo's and Mac's family - wonderful people. Our family will miss you Jo. The Kadlec's

Cathy O'Riordan
April 25th, 2023

To all the family of Jo - the O'Riordan family in London (and formerly of Limerick) and our Mother especially Mary O'Riordan (nee Clancy) offer our sincere sympathies to you all. I myself (Cathy) have very fond memories of Jo on a holiday I spent in Limerick with her when I was 16 (I am now 51) - she was full of life and full of mischief and we had great laughs. My Mother Mary (nee Clancy) is a lifelong friend of the Lane family and particularly Carole and always spoke so fondly of Ina, Jo and Tom. May Jo RIP and I'm sure the fun and mischief will only continue in heaven. Lots of Love - Mary, Rosemary, Cathy & Jackie O'Riordan - London x

Gerard Mac Namara
April 25th, 2023

Sincere condolences to the McDonogh Family on the death of your beloved Mother Josephine
R.I.P my first cousin. My late mother Sarah (nee Ringrose) was Josephine’s God Mother. Our
Families have always been close.
We will have a Mass offered for Josephine R.I.P here in Limerick
Gerard MacNamara & Family

matty mac namara, Cork, Ireland
April 25th, 2023

Condolences to all the family. Joe was an older first cousin. I remember her clearly.
All my other first cousins were Ringroses. May she rest in peace.

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