Rumpff ~ Jo-Anne “Jo”

Jo-Anne Rumpff - nee Griffiths

02/08/1952 – 04/02/2021

Peacefully at rest after a long and challenging illness.

Loving wife of Michael, mother to Alison, Libby and Paul, mother-in-law to Alastair, Nic and Mia.

 Nana to Phryne, Max, Tove and Sander.

Loved daughter of Bill and Lesley (dec), and sister to Maureen.

With many thanks to the ICU staff at St Vincent’s Hospital, and to all those who provided her with wonderful medical support over many years.

Always in our hearts

A service to celebrate the life of Jo-Anne Rumpff will be held

in the Renowden Chapel, Springvale Botanical Cemetery

on Wednesday February 10th, 2021

Commencing at 1:30pm.

Jo's life celebration will be livestreamed.

To view the streaming of the service, please click on the below link.

 In loving memory of Jo,

donations can be made to Pet Rescue or NeuRA

Pet Rescue ~

NeuRA ~

No flowers by request.


9 Tributes

  1. Michael Carroll
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    Oh I am so sorry Michael and family for your loss. Such a beautiful soul and a wonderful person. I will miss her friendly smile and her total dedication to every other person whom she came across. I know she had so much love and pride for her family and seeing everyone of her children settle down in their lives. And I know she deeply loved her soul mate Michael. So sorry to hear this news. Deepest condolences to you all. Michael Carroll and all the Carroll’s from Sale!

  2. Marg Smith
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    An intelligent, vivacious, strong and courageous woman, totally devoted to Mike and your family. You lived life to the full enthusiastically taking up opportunities that came your way, and facing challenges with courage, and determination.
    We cherish the many memories of special times together and send our love to Mike, Alison, Libby, Paul, Bill and Maureen.

    Marg and Trev

  3. John elmas
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    Dear Paul,Michael & all family god bless you all in these grieving days of sorrow, the loss of A Mum Paul is just Earthshaking-Deb &I send much love to all the Rumpff family, 💕💕peace forJo now 🙏🙏

  4. Anita Sands
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    Dear Rumpff and Griffiths families,
    I would have met Jo back in the late ’90s around the time that Libby went to University College (where Libby, Tammie and I became close friends). They moved to Melbourne to Barkley St, then I moved to Switzerland but Michael and Jo were always in touch. I would drop in for a visit when I was back in Melbourne, and we always had Facebook.

    I remember fondly the monthly magazine from The Age that was put aside for me. And poor Jo’s reaction when I said that I wasn’t that good with pets, particularly doggos. I am so sorry Jo that I am not a better dog person!

    Jo’s talents for weaving and knitting were unparalleled. I loved walking into the house and seeing the loom all set up with wool for her next endeavor. Her illness and its progressive nature was terrible to see each year, but I know she was comforted by the love of her family, and her friends. She fought hard to keep a normal sense of life, right up until the end.

    Farewell Jo, you will be missed by everyone.
    Much love, Anita SANDS

  5. Jodie Morehu
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    So sad for the loss of our niece and cousin Jo-Anne Rumpff. So blessed to have reconnected over the last few years. A fellow Carlton suporter , who with Mike, gave us a wonderful day in the members MCC. Having Libby bring you to our home by the ocean, a few weeks ago, under the trees to celebrate Uncle Bill, Lydia and Sanders Birthdays and to hear all about Paul and Mia’s Wedding and Alison , Alastair and the kids new home in New Zealand. Deepest Sympathy to Mums big brother Bill, to the lovely Mike, Alison, Alastair, Phryne, Tove and Max. Libby, Nic and Sander. Paul and Mia. Also to Maureen and Griff. Jo was a beautiful soul who touched our hearts and gave the best hugs. With All Our Love Aunty Eileen, Jodie, Lydia, Patrice, Izabella, River and Neville. Haere Rā

  6. Malin Thunberg McCann
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    Jo, Thank you for welcoming me into your family all those years ago, for the generosity, thoughtfulness and for so many cherished memories. You were fantastic in so many ways, smart, funny, kind and a wonderful and dedicated partner and mother. You will be so very missed and always remembered.
    Mike, Alison, Libby and Paul, I am so sorry for your loss. Sending our love and keeping you in our thoughts.

  7. Samuie Tarjalia
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    Dear Michael, Libby, Alison and Paul

    My sincere and heartfelt condolences on Jo’s passing.

    Jo will be remembered as a person who is rich with smiles and full of hearts. The first time we met at my Mum’s for dinner with Michael, Paul and Mia’s family in Singapore, I recall vividly how she and Michael referred to everyone as family with such ease and joy. It takes a heart with an unconditional amount of love to articulate such thoughts and emotions. Jo, this is how you will always be remembered. May you rest in peace and your soul be embraced by divine love and light.

    To Michael, Libby, Alison and Paul, my sincere healing thoughts and comfort will always be with you.

    With Love,
    Samuie Tarjalia

  8. Tammie Leamon
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    Dear Michael, Libby, Alison, Paul and family,
    I send you all my deepest sympathy and love on this very difficult day of saying goodbye.

    Through my friendship with Libby (Lib, Anita and I all living at University College together in ’97) I have had the opportunity to recall many treasured memories of being welcomed into the Rumpff family for dinners, special occasions, dog walks, cups of tea and catch ups. Jo and Michael always made me feel so welcome and at times like an extension of their family. I will always be so grateful for this special relationship. With Annamieke and Phryne being born weeks apart, there were always catch ups with the Al’s at Jo and Michael’s place when everyone was back from NZ, which grew in children annually. Jo’s love for her family was so evident in everything she did.
    Jo showed her great strength of character in the way she took her illness in her stride, not letting it stop her from travelling and finding ways to do the things that brought her joy.
    Goodbye Jo xxx
    Sending you all our love and peace at the time, Tammie, Michael, Annamieke & Dashiell

  9. Carol Assouad
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    Dear Michael and family, my sincere condolences on the passing of Jo. I have just heard the news this week. Fredi appreciated so much working with her and often spoke about her with fondness , great respect and admiration. Thank you so much for visiting him with Jo when he was sick too.
    Wishing you all peace in the knowledge that she is at peace and always beside each one of you, her cherished family.
    Carol Assouad

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