A Celebration of Joy’s Life

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Submitted by benoit on Sun, 09/18/2022 - 12:00:PM

Peacefully on Saturday September 17, 2022, at Granite Ridge Care Community at the age of 87, we lost our shining star. Joy, beloved wife of the late Ian Donald, devoted mother to Jana (Michael) and Scot (Marion) and Nana to her Grandchildren Simon, Jordan, Findley, Iris and Great Grandson Mason.  Anyone who knew Joy, knew that nothing was more important and precious to her than family. She will be greatly missed by her sisters, Primrose (late John Paruboczy), Opal (late Theo Kruge) and her sister in law, Annette (late brother, Robin Lindop), as well as her many nieces and nephews whom she cherished deeply.  The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to all the staff and volunteers at Granite Ridge for their extraordinary care over the past 7 years.  A private celebration of Joy’s life will be held at Beechwood Cemetery on Friday September 23, 2022 at 10:00am.  In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Alzhelmer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County is greatly appreciated.  

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 09/19/2022 - 06:16:AM


Susan and Jason

Sending you a big hug and wishing we could be there with you. Take comfort that you mom is now resting in peace. Love and prayers to you and all of the family.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 09/19/2022 - 08:23:AM


Jason and Ana Cunliffe family

Our condolences Jana, Scot and family. Wish we could be there.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 09/19/2022 - 03:49:PM


Joanne Baptie

I am so sorry for your loss. I never had the pleasure of meeting your mom but I have had the pleasure of having you in my life and I am sure you are a direct reflection of the woman your mom was. May you find strength in the family that supports you during this difficult time. As always Jana, I am sure you will be the rock that all lean on. Wish I could be there myself to support you. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 09/20/2022 - 09:30:AM


Jennifer Cavanagh

Dear Scot, Jana and family,
Very sorry for your loss and for the challenges that alzheimer's surely brought. I hope you remember your mom as she was truly was and find some comfort that she is now at peace. May good memories give you strength and ease your grief. Jenn and fam xo

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 09/22/2022 - 11:17:AM


Gail Morlock

I will always remember Joy for her sense of humour, kindness and fabulous cooking.
She was a true friend. Rest in peace.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 09/22/2022 - 10:03:PM


Sean Mckiernan

Scot, Jana and family

My deepest condolences. Joy was a generous soul and always thinking of others.

May you stay the course during thi difficult time.

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