Memorial Page


Joanne 'Jo' Heeley

2nd Nov. 1972 - 11th Jan. 2012

Dear Rockbitch followers,

Our coven has suffered a tragedy.

Drummer Jo, our fellow craft warrior and wickedly witty partner in crime, has died.

She was suffering from inflammatory breast cancer and Jo did not want anyone to know about it.

We all thought there would be more time.

However, just before Christmas she suddenly deteriorated.

We had to bring her presents to the hospital on Christmas Day.

Since then, the prognosis changed from two years, to two weeks to "a few days" very rapidly.

On Tuesday evening January the 10th, we received the "Get to the hospital, quick, she's going now" phone call.

Jo died at 01:50 am on Wednesday morning with us around her.

She was Erin's wife, one of the most talented female drummers of her time, Finn's best friend and our beloved pagan heart-sister for nearly twenty years.

Erin loved Jo more than anything in the world. She was her soul mate and she was so honored to be Jo's wife. She is equally as honored to have been a part of her achievements as a musician!

We will always miss her.