BURDITT, Joanne (nee Hulls), of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Saturday, December 10, 2016, in her 72nd year. Beloved mother of Jeff Burditt (Jacqueline Cleary), and Matthew Burditt (Ken Werner). Dear sister of Dianne Stewart (Alec), Bill Hulls (Nene) and the late Ken Hulls. Loving sister-in-law and dear friend of Margaret Hulls. Joanne will be fondly remembered by her lifelong friends, Carol and Dave Morrison, good friends Betty, Jerry and Lorna, as well as several nieces and nephews. Born in Port Elgin, ON, April 2, 1945, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Bessie (nee Sparks) Hulls. A creative and determined woman, Joanne engaged life with a distinct sense of humour, spirited charm and fierce independence that was both beautiful and rare. In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no public visitation or funeral service. A memorial tree planting to celebrate Joanne’s life will be held at a later date. Memorial donations to the West Elgin Nature Trust or the St. Thomas Field Naturalists Club Inc. will be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).