Jo-Anne Mary Morris

26 Nov 1966 - 04 Nov 2019

Jo-Anne Mary Morris

26 Nov 1966 - 04 Nov 2019

MORRIS, Jo-Anne Mary:

Peacefully with friends and family at Te Rangimarie Hospice, 4 November 2019 aged 52. Best friend and soul mate of Steve Walton. Cherished mother of Nick, and Liam.

In preference to flowers donations to the Hospice Taranaki would be appreciated and may be left at the service.

All messages to the Walton Family may be left on Jo-Anne’s tribute page at

A service to celebrate Jo-Anne’s life will be held at Eagars Te Henui Chapel, 174 Lemon Street, New Plymouth on Friday 8 November 2019 at 10:30am, followed by a private cremation.


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We were so very sad to hear the news. Jo was a kind and beautiful friend.
With much sadness and love, Kasey & Leslie Ross

Leslie Ross ( 13 Nov 2019 )

i first met Steve and Jo with Nick on board ,their yatch Beetle juice , in Nelson around 1999.
Thought they were an awesome couple, yatching and children .
ive since come to know Liam , No 2 .
i thought Jo was awesome and admired that you both were doing what you were doing together , so take care , and I can still remember Jo and Steve walking hand and hand down the walkway here in New Plymouth .
To me that was them .

Kevin ( 12 Nov 2019 )

So sorry to hear this sad news. My thoughts are with you Steve and your boys at this sad time.

Helene Goodsell ( 10 Nov 2019 )

Steve, Nick & Liam
So very saddened to hear that Jo has left us. Neighbours for a short while and a sailing meet up in Pelorous Sounds are memories of earlier years but Jo's smile & friendliness whenever we met are the forever memories. Condolences to you all.

Wendy & Dave Barber (Stork) ( 09 Nov 2019 )

To Steve & family
So very sorry to hear the sad news about Jo-our thoughs are with you all.
John & Carrie Hood

John & Carrie Hood ( 08 Nov 2019 )

Steve, Nick & Liam
Our thoughts & love go out to you all on this tough day. Unfortunately we were unable to attend the service to celebrate Jo's life but were thinking of you today-such an amazing person & great loss.
Look after each other
Jackie, Mark, Hannah & Calum Simpson

Jackie & Mark Simpson ( 08 Nov 2019 )

Thank you Jo for being a fantastic person, so kind , gentle and efficent in your role at Bounceback rehab ! My deepest condolences to Steve and the boys

Sally Wolfe ( 08 Nov 2019 )

Jo will be missed so much by all of the team at Bounceback Rehab. Thank you Jo for your help and support. We really could not have found anyone better than you. We all feel so blessed to have been able to share time and lots of laughs with you. To Steve, Nick and Liam - thank you for sharing your georgeous Jo with us. So so sad that Jo has gone way to early xxooxx

Sue Pritt ( 08 Nov 2019 )

Very saddened to hear of Jo's battle. We have wonderful memories of her (and you all) from our time on McLean street. Jo was so passionate about family and children in general. The boys still remember Jo, Nick & Liam patiently teaching them how to skate and to use inline sticks as sticks not weapons!! Such a beautiful, selfless person who was all about whanau. Much love to you all and know that you are in our thoughts.

Mel, Ed, Harrison & Geordie Whiting ( 08 Nov 2019 )

I remember....the kindy pick up chats, the school pick up chats, the vege patch chats, the Friday afternoon glass of wine chats in your kitchen. I remember the beach chats with the kids swimming ...albeit in wetsuits. I remember the sandpit constructions we oversaw...I remember your beautiful smile and the joy and love you had in your family. I will always remember, Jo... and I will see you again when the time comes..
Andrea xxx

Andrea Floriani ( 07 Nov 2019 )

Steve and family, we were deeply saddened to hear of Jo's passing.
Sending you our sincere sympathy at this sad time.
Scott and Caroline Newland

Scott Newland ( 07 Nov 2019 )

My thoughts and luv are with you.

Colin Field ( 07 Nov 2019 )

Our sincerest condolences to you Steve, Nick & Liam as you farewell a lovely & courageous lady, who had such a warm and kind nature to match her beautiful smiling face.Thinking of you all at this very sad time with much aroha.
Joe & Karen Duckett xx

Karen Duckett ( 07 Nov 2019 )

I only have good memories of Jo - from primary school through to the present day. She had a gentle nature but was passionate about her family and, as she has shown, was a fighter till the end. She has left a legacy in her boys and will be remembered with fondness. Steve, we are sorry that we will be out of town on Friday and not able to make the funeral. I will be watching the stream. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Dean & Sue Paterson ( 06 Nov 2019 )

I was so shocked and sad to find out about Jo. We were good friends many years ago. I loved that we reconnected again in a lovely casual way through our boys being at FDMC. She really was the most gorgeous funny woman. My thoughts are with you all.

Kathy Shaw (Vic, Australia)

Kathy ( 06 Nov 2019 )

We are just devastated! Jo was always so happy, positive and a person who loved life to the fullest. We have fond memories of sailing days. much love to Steve and the boys. x

Di and Harley Watts ( 06 Nov 2019 )

JoJo. xx
I love you.
You fought so hard, you are such a strong person.
Thank you for taking me in and treating me as your own, I will forever cherish our memories. x

Fly high beautiful lady xx
I look forward to seeing you again!
Love you forever, miss you everyday.

Summer Oliver ( 06 Nov 2019 )

⁣JoJo, - my other sister.
No matter where you were, you would light up a room.
We had so many good times my friend, which left us both with precious memories which I shall treasure forever.
I know that you fought this with all your might and your family were at your side until the bitter end. Your strength was undeniable.
You were a courageous woman Jo and taken away from us far too soon.
We too shall miss you dearly and like Mike said, you will always be part of us ♡
Steve Nick & Liam,
Know that wherever you are, you can count on Jo forever being at your side.

Fly high beautiful JoJo

Louise & Grady Perry ( 06 Nov 2019 )

Jo you were such a trooper. You kind heart, your sense of family and your humour made for a beautiful soul. Your spark, even in the hardest of times helped to keep those that love you together. We will miss you dearly, but you will always be a part of us.
Steve, Nick and Liam our thoughts are with you and remember that those that loved Jo will always be there for you.

Mike Pillette ( 06 Nov 2019 )