Jody Fiala

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A beloved best half, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin and friend, Jody Lynn Fiala left this world unexpectedly on December 24, 2021, at the young age of 56. Born in Chatham, Ontario on March 23, 1965 to Frank & Jeannette (Benoit) Fiala,  Jody grew up in Blenheim where she attended Harwich Raleigh Public School, then Blenheim District High School before attending St Clair College.

She leaves behind “Big Daddy” Dan “Muffinhead” Mifflin, her best friend, partner in crime and fishing buddy of almost 40 years.  She’s gone to heaven to join her father, whom she immensely missed, Frank Fiala (2016). She leaves behind her mother, Jeannette Marie (Benoit) Fiala, sister Mary Lynn McKillop (Tom), brother Frankie Fiala (Pam), brother Joey Fiala (Linda), brother Terry Fiala (Janice) & sister Jackie Lynn Lalonde (Denis).  Cherished Godmother of Jolene (Jason) & Kirk (Carly), aunt to Alena, Jared, Kayla, Jenna, Brodie & Madison.  Stepmother to Marcie King (Matt) and their children Abi and Austin.  Brother-in-law Ed Mifflin (Christine) and sister-in-laws Marsha Caron (Jimmy) and Nancy Mifflin..  She also leaves behind many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. She cherished her fur babies: Toey, Squeak and most recently Tickle.

Jody truly had the biggest heart in the world! She will be remembered for her caring and charitable acts of kindness towards others……always putting others needs before her own. Family meant everything to her.  She especially enjoyed spoiling privileges as an aunt and taking her nieces & nephews to school before heading off to work. Everyone was always treated as her own and no one was ever left out. You could always count on Aunt Jody, Aunt Jodi, Aunt Joad or Aunt Jode to brighten our day, no matter which way she was spelling her name that day.  Jody was proud to serve customers as a Pharmacy Assistant for 26 years at McIntyre IDA.

Jody was unique and a free spirit. She was tough inside and out and never worried about what others thought.  She stuck to her own fashion sense and opinions. There was no mincing of words ……Jody told it like it was. She will be remembered for her favorite saying “Don’t do anything I wouldn’t do” and we all knew that meant, the sky was the limit……… Jody loved to have fun and most of all she was fun to be around!

Jody was a hard worker. She enjoyed working in her garden and was generous to share the fruits of her labour. She spent countless hours on Lake Erie fishing with her life partner and providing fish dinners for others. Jody’s ability to connect and touch the lives of so many others means that she will be deeply missed by all her friends and family. She has left a giant hole the size of her heart in all our lives.

Services:

Cremation has taken place.  There will be no funeral or visitation. In keeping with Jody’s wishes, a private celebration of life will be held for the immediate family.

Please do not send flowers. Donations can be made to P.A.W.R. (Pet and Wildlife Rescue), the Word of Life Soup Kitchen, the Blenheim Youth Centre, or organization of your choice.

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I've just learned of Jody's passing and am shocked. I'm so very sorry for your loss. Jody was so young.

I was heart broken when I learned of Jody's sudden passing. Our deepest condolences and prayers go out to all her family and the Mifflin family too. Jody had a heart of gold and will surely be missed by many. Although we would rather have you here with us, Jody your pain is gone, until we meet again....xo Cindy and Mike Bokor

Mifflin and Fiala Family - So sorry for your loss. I had a lot of fun playing hockey with Jody. I will miss her smiling face at IDA. Such a beautiful person. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.

Dan & Fiala Family- we are so sad to hear about Jody. Please know that we are thinking about you all. “ A beautiful soul is never forgotten”. Love Johanna B & Steve Debrouwer - Alexa, Jordyn and Chloe xo

Dear Jean I'm so sorry for the loss of your daughter, my deepest condolences and prayers to you and all the Fiala family

I was so shocked to hear of Jody's death. I worked with her at IDA. She had a big heart and always went the extra mile for others. And appeared to be happy to do so. Such a tragic loss and far too young. My sincere condolences to Danny and all the Fiala family.

We were so sorry to hear of Jody’s passing. Keeping all of Jody’s family in our thoughts and prayers. Alan & Anne

We were so sorry to hear the news. Jody will live on in all your wonderful memories. Julie, Paul, Allie and Ross

My deepest sympathy to Dan and Fiala families So shocked to read this. My prayers to all.

My deepest sympathies to all of you. Having worked together for 25 years, it was always clear how much Jody’s family and friends meant to her. She was such a dedicated coworker and friend, always selfless and caring. Always wanting to help Everybody. I am so saddened by her early passing. RIP Dear Jody

Sending our sincerest condolences! Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time!

To the whole Mifflin and Fiala Families.So sorry for your loss of Judy.My condolences to all,sending thoughts and prayers.Remembering the good times at Harwich Raleigh and Blenheim High School.R.I.P. Jody. Gene Paul Reaume.

To the Mifflin and Fiala families, my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. I always enjoyed when Jody would come into the Erieau liquor store in the summertime after being out on the lake fishing with you Dan, telling me of the days catch. Gone to soon, will never be forgotten.

Sending deepest sympathy to the Mifflin and Fiala families. Hugs

Dan, Aunt Jean, Mary Lynn, Frankie, Joey, Terry, Jackie, and respective families, very sad to hear about the sudden passing of Jody Lynn, She always brings a smile, when I think of my childhood visits to the farm! Sending hugs your way.

Danny and Family, We were both shocked and saddened to hear the heartbreaking news about Jody. She was definitely one of the good ones! Jody will be missed by many but will always bring a smile to our face. Please know you are in our thoughts and that we're here for you anytime, Danny. Love, Krista & Mike

Our condolences to Dan, sister Jeannette and the Fiala Family. Sorry for great loss Uncle Jean & Aunt Luce

Such a fitting obituary Jody was a spit fire from the start Although too short she lived her life. May this give you comfort Becky(Rumble)

To Dan and the Fiala family, we are so sorry to hear of Jody’s passing. Our heartfelt sympathies go out to all of you at this difficult time.

Danny & families …. So very sorry to hear of Jodie’s passing. Hoping the wonderful memories will help to bring a little peace to everyone during this very difficult time. . Sending our heartfelt condolences. ❤️

Jackie and family I am so sorry for your loss I worked with Jody at IDA she was a great person. Prayers and condolences to you all.

I am so sorry to hear of Jodi‘s passing. My heart breaks for all of you. She was an amazing human being and we always had fun whenever we were together over the years. She was a free spirit and she will be truly missed. May the wonderful memories of her, comfort you at this difficult time. I’m sending love and positive energy to the entire family and friends.

Our heartfelt sympathy to you, Dan, Jeannette, Mary Lynn, Frankie, Joey, Terry, Jackie Lynn, Ed and Nancy and all the family. I remember Jody fondly as a student at Harwich-Raleigh and later at the Blenheim Golf Course. Gone much too soon. Rest In Peace, Jody.

Jean, Our Hearts go out to You at this Very Sad time..Jody Was a Beautiful Young Lady and Will be Missed by all that knew Her.. Healing Vibes coming Your Way and Prayers for the Whole Family..

im lost with words,,,, i heard that jody passed,,, sending my love and prayers to the whole family...R.I.P jody

Deepest condolences to all who loved her. Sending thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

My deepest sympathy to the whole family(s). Jodi was such a lively presence at so many activities, always cherish these fond memories.

To the whole family I send my condolences and so sorry to hear about your loss.

We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your daughter, Jean. Su and I send our deepest condolences to you and your family

We wish to express our deepest Sympathies to Jody’s family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of Sadness.

To Dan and the entire Fiala family, We are very sorry to hear of Jody's sudden passing. Please accept our sincere condolences. Sue and Henry Wiebenga

Dan, Fiala and Mifflin family, our deepest and most sincere condolences on Jody's passing. We are very sorry for your families loss.

R.I.P. Jody Lynn, Sincere condolences to the Mifflin and Fiala families, during these very difficult times.

Dan and Families, we extend our sincerest condolences.

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I have very wonderful memories that I will share as time goes on. She will be greatly missed by all she had touched.

To the Fiala and Mifflin families. How very sorry I am to hear of Jody's passing. Such a tremendous loss for all who knew her. My sincerest condolences to tou all.

Sorry to hear about Jody my thoughts and prayers go out to all the family at this time. Hugs

Sincere condolences to Jean Fiala and to all the family, and her Partner Dan my thoughts and prayers are with you .

I am so sorry for your loss. I am thinking of you all at this most difficult time. Ox

Dan, Jean, Marcie, Mary Lynn, Frankie, Joey, Terry, Jackie and family. Our love and deepest condolences. Jodi Lynn was our ‘sitter, friend, advocate and ‘big sister’ growing up. We have so many fond memories of Jodi’s heart, tenacity, wisdom, laughter and character. I remember sitting in on her classes, we were with her watching her play hockey, sports games, watched as she worked so diligently to get her degree. So many memories... Such a bright, caring light and person. Our love surrounds you all at this difficult time. (Tim, James and The Mack family)

Sincere condolences to Dan and the Fiala Family.

Fiala Family & Dan. Our sincere condolences on the loss of Jodi. We consider ourselves very fortunate to have known her. Our prayers are with you all.

Dan and Fiala Family Our Deepest Sympathies so sorry. To hear of Jody’s sudden passing she was kind sweet soul.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family at this difficult time. Linda/Mike Lanz

We are certainly like many in terrible shock this AM.God is taking so many great people these days......I know you sure missed your dad Jody,so I hope you find each other.We all know yin'll be keeping all in stitches up there,and watching all over your wonderful family.You will surely be missed.I send our sincere condolences to our family.....a hard one <3 Lots of Love from, Ronny & Kelly xo

Sorry for loss Dan.

Dear family of Jodi, I’m so sorry to hear of this very sad news. I enjoyed working with Jodi at IDA when I worked there. I loved how she never minced words! So many customers loved her and she knew everyone by their first name. My deepest condolences and prayers are with you, Cathy Finch

We are very sad to hear of Jody’s passing. Sending our deepest sympathy to all her family.

Dan, Fiala and Mifflin families. Our most sincere condolences on the loss of Jody. To lose someone so young is so difficult. Keep your memories close. Thoughts and prayers to everyone. Clive and Jacki

My condolences to the Mifflin and Fiala family on the loss of a wonderful woman. It was always a pleasure running into Jody and chatting when our paths crossed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time of healing

Danny, I was so shocked to hear about the loss of Jody. Please except my condolences. Deb and Doug Toland

So sorry to hear of her passing.I’m sure it will be a great loss to everyone who loved her.

I am so sorry for your loss. To lose a daughter, sister, partner, mom so young is so difficult and unfair. Keep your love and memories close, and your loved ones too. Big hugs.

Dear Jackie and family, Our most sincere condolences on the loss of your sister. Sister are so very special. A piece of your heart is now in heaven❤️

Jeannette, and family, George and I were shocked and saddened to hear about Jodi's passing. She was such a happy friendly girl! Hugs and prayers to you all. Sincerely George and Linda (Stonehouse) Paling

Deepest condolences to the family , our thoughts and prayers are with you !

To the entire families, My heart aches for you all. Jodie was a great athlete, while attending Harwich Raleigh P.S. Ted could always count on the Fiala kids to preform, at their very best. Jodie was so much fun. May God wrap his arms around you and give you comfort. Cherish your precious memories.

Sincere condolences to the Fiala and Mifflin families. Jodi was such a bright light. She was so kind and helpful to my folks and I. It always made Lyle’s day to share a joke and a laugh with her. Take comfort in all your wonderful memories.

Sorry for your loss thoughts and prayers to the whole family

So very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers being sent to all.

Dan. We are so sorry and shocked to here about your loss of Jody. Please except Leigh and my sinceŕe condolences. Mark and Leigh

My heart breaks that she has left us so soon .RIP jody

Dan and the Fiala family I am so sorry to hear about Jody. My condolences to all. I will always remember the times we shared together. She will be missed.

Dan and families. Our heartfelt condolences. Will always remember Jody and you fishing with us on Bite The Bullet, lot of fun memories. Jody will be missed by everyone that knew her. Thinking of you Dan.

Such sad news. Our sincere condolences to Dan and the Fiala/Mifflin families.

My sincere condolences to the family and friends that will definitely miss her.

Mary Lynn, Tom, Jolene and Kirk, so sorry to hear of Jody's passing. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.

Dan and the Fiala family; My heartfelt condolences on your loss. Jody was such a vibrant, lively lady. She will be missed and remembered by all that knew her.

Dan and Fiala Family, my condolences to you all. You are all in my thoughts at this time.

Our sincere condolences to Dan and the Fiala/ Mifflin families on the passing of Jody Lynn. May she Rest In Peace.

My deepest sympathy to Dan and Fiala families May she Rest In Peace.

Dan, please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of Jody, She was always smiling at the Pharmacy May She Rest in Peace

Please accept our heartfelt condolences on your loss. Jody was a wonderful person…she took such good care of us at IDA and always made us feel so special. RIP Jody

Dear Joe Linda Kayla & Jenna Our deepest condolences to you and your family. I pray all your beautiful memories will help you all through this very difficult time. May she Rest In Peace 🙏❤️

I extend at this time my most sincere and heartfelt condolences to all family and friends of this beautiful lady. You'll be missed for sure Jodie.

Our deepest condolences to the family. May Jody be reunited with her loved ones and may she find peace and serenity in heaven.

Danny our hearts are broken hearing about a wonderful soul we have lost. We will pray for all of you in hopes that Jod will help you through this very heart breaking time …goodbye my friend xoxo Love you Steve & Nicole

Dear Dan & the Fiala/Mifflin families. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Jody was a great friend ... we will always have fond memories of fun times. Rest in Peace Jody.

So very sorry for your loss!! Prayers to all family and friends.

Dan and all the family, we are so sorry to hear this sad news about Jody. Thinking of you all during this difficult time. Rick & Pat.

MaryLynn and Tom I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your sister/sister-inlaw. My deepest condolences to you both . Your memories of her will keep her alive forever in your hearts. Janice and Steve Payne

Jackie and family: sending my sincerest condolences ((hugs)).

Dan,Jean, the Fiala family and the Mifflin family , so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless

Dan, the Fiala and Mifflin families, we were shocked and saddened to hear of Jody’s passing, treasure your memories of her. Sending love and light to you all.

We are so sad to see this news of Jody’s passing. She loved life to the fullest and will be greatly missed by so many. Thinking of the entire family during this very difficult time. Cathy & Kelly

Our deepest condolences to you and your families. Thinking of you during this difficult time. Sending prayers.

Our condolences to the family Sad 😞 way too young ❤️

Dan, Jean & all families so sorry for your loss ❤️

so very sorry and shocked to hear about Jodie. our deepest sympathies to her family.

To the Fiala family. We are so sad to hear about the sudden loss of Jody. You have our Deepest Sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.

We are so sorry for the loss of Jodi who I worked with for 5 years at IDA. Big hugs Jeannette and all the family.

Saddened to hear this news and thinking of you all. Although it’s been many years since I saw Jody, I have many fond memories of her whether it be playing hockey together or on the track & field teams when we were ‘kids’! My sincere condolences.

Saddened to hear this news and thinking of you all. Although it’s been many years since I saw Jody, I have many fond memories of her whether it be playing hockey together or on the track & field teams when we were ‘kids’! My sincere condolences.

Dan & Family, It is a shock to hear of Jodie’s passing, so sorry to hear. Deb and I send our deepest condolences.

Heartfelt sympathies to you Jeannette on the loss of your daughter..my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Our deepest condolences to the entire family. From the whole Drewery family

Sorry to hear the Sad and Sudden news Dan and Family. Darrell and Kathy Dick

Danny... We just have no words... Completely heartbroken... Lov you....xoxo

Sorry for your loss Dan and family.

Dan, Jean and family our deepest and heartfelt condolences to you all. Keeping you all in our prayers. Big hugs🙏🏻❤️

Dan, Aunt Jean and Family Please accept our sincere condolences. Jody will be fondly remembered. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

We are so shocked and saddened to hear of Jody’s passing. She took such good care of us when she worked at the drug store and when she left we were so upset we went elsewhere. She was so caring and kind and we always knew where we stood. We loved her. She will be missed. She has been a dear family friend. To Jeannette, Danny and the Fiala family please accept our deepest sympathies.

Always putting others first, Jody Lynn was a strong, beautiful and big hearted friend that we will miss dearly! Jody Lynn will forever be in our hearts and our memories . With love and heavy hearts we extend our sympathy, and condolences to Dan and the Fiala family.

Please accept my sincerest condolences. Thinking of you all and sharing in your sadness as you remember Jody.

Jean and family - so very sorry for your loss of Jody - hold tight to your precious memories at this time. Debbie (Allison) Brodie

Dan and all the Fiala Family We are so saddened by Jody’s sudden passing. Please accept our deepest condolences. She will be greatly missed. So very sorry.

We our sad to hear about Jodi’s passing. Our sympathies to the family. Gary and Christine Bowden

So sorry for your loss Jean and family. Let the good memories guide you through this difficult time.

Dan, Jean, Mary Lynn, Frankie, Joe, Terry, Jackie and families, our sincere condolences. The Kelly's

Dan and family we are so sorry to hear of Jody’s passing. Thoughts and prayers for comfort at this most difficult time

Danny, Jean, Mary Lynn, Frankie, Joey, Terry, Jackie and family, We are so very sorry to hear about Jody's passing. She had a heart of gold and a spirit that shone brightly!! She will be missed dearly. Our deepest condolences to all of you. Lisa and Bernie

Jackie, Denny and family So sorry to hear of Jody’s passing. I remember working with her at McIntyre pharmacy (IDA) many years ago such a beautiful person. Lucie (Tetrault) John McTavish

Dan and to all of Jody's family..... so sorry to hear of your loss. May your memories help you thru this difficult time. John and Linda...

Jackie i am so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to you and your family. JodY was always a delight to see at IDA. She will be missed

Our sincere condolences to the whole family.

Dan , Jeannette and families... so sorry to hear of Jodi's passing. The many years I spent working with her at IDA pharmacy are always remembered. Please accept our condolences. Don, Anne and Marcie Gammage.

Sincere condolences.🙏

So very very sorry for your loss. Sending big hugs and sincere condolences to everyone during this difficult time

To All of Jody's family, We are so very sorry to learn of Jody's passing. She will be missed by so many. May you find comfort in each other. With Sincere Sympathies, Don & Myra Pettit and family

My deepest sympathies to all of Jody’s family .

We are so sorry for your loss Our deepest and most heartfelt sympathies to Jody’s entire family, she was a force of nature, one of the kindest & most generous people I’ve ever known, and will be greatly missed by so many .

Our sincere condolences to Dan, Jean, Mary Lynn, Frankie, Joey, Terry, Jackie and the rest of the Fiala family. Please know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult times.

So sorry hear this. Went to school with her. She was a straight shooter said way it was .Lots of fond memories with her growing up. Rip. Condolences to family. Love lesli cowan

It saddens me to hear about Jodi. She had infectious smile and kindness toward everyone. We will miss her. Condolences to the family. R I P

My heart is heavy for the entire family. RIP Jody. Peggy Russchen

Very Sorry !!

So very sorry to hear Jody's passing. Prayers to Dan and all the family and friends. Way to soon.

My sympathies to the family!

We r sending our thoughts and prayers to the family she was a great girl lots of fun crazy memories of high school rest in peace jody

I am so sorry to hear this sad news. Please accept my sincere condolences

Very sad news and I send my condolences to family and friends.

My sincerest condolences to the Fiala family and Dan. I always liked Jody immensely. May she sleep well.