Joye (Hooton) Merry

Born: Thu., Jun. 15, 1950
Died: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Sat., Sep. 09, 2017
Location: West Ferris Community Centre

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Margaret Joye (1950-2017) - Joye passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at Health Sciences North in Sudbury Wednesday August 30th, 2017 at the age of 67.

She was the loving wife of 45 years to Gordon Merry.  Dear mother of Alge (Gina), Cameron, and Liza (Miles De Quetteville). She was a special Gramma to Juli and Aidan Merry.  She is survived by and will be greatly missed by her brother Cameron Hooton (Lil).  She will be sadly missed by her brother-in-law Frank Merry (Lana) and sister-in-law Dianne Merry-Brooks (Wayne) and many nieces and nephews.  

Predeceased by her parents Edward and Margaret Hooton.

As per her request, there will be no visitation.  A celebration of life will be held at the West Ferris Community Centre Saturday September 9th from 2-4pm (casual dress).

Joye actively volunteered both in the community and for her children. She was the first female President of the West Ferris Minor Hockey Association and was heavily involved with the West Ferris Ladies Rec and the West Ferris Ringette Association during the 1980’s and 1990’s.

Donations to the Northern Cancer Research Foundation in memory of Joye will be gratefully acknowledged and appreciated by the family.  A heartfelt thank you to the Doctors, Nurses and staff of the Health Sciences North for their excellent care and compassion given to Joye during her final days.

Joye touched the lives of many and will always be known for her generosity, work ethic, and wit.


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Bob and Joan Belecque
   Posted Thu August 31, 2017
Very sorry to hear of Joye's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Lori Carkner
   Posted Thu August 31, 2017
Liza and Family. Sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Lori and John

Chris Taylor Heather Taylor
   Posted Fri September 01, 2017
So sorry for your loss, your mom was one of the nicest and friendliest people I knew, she always made you feel welcome when at your home.

Brenda Turl
   Posted Fri September 01, 2017
My sincere condolences on Joye's passing. We became friendly when our daughters attended grade school together and enjoyed many play dates. Once I went back to work, we lost touch and life went on in different directions. I know Joye cared very deeply for her family. A bright light went out in the world.

Bob Flannagan
   Posted Fri September 01, 2017
My memory of Joye is her love of hosting Christmas. Her tree, baking and all the dolls. Christmas Euchre was a special event by a special person. It's the memories that live.

Marie Harmer
   Posted Sun September 03, 2017

Gordie and family; so sorry for you loss!!!
A bright & shining light has went out...
Joye will be remembered for her love of her family and community.
Her generosity and baking skills will not be forgotten.
Her friendship forever in my heart!

Al & Lynda Tennyson
   Posted Sun September 03, 2017
Gord & Family We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We got to know Joye as our across the the street neighbour. She was such a lovely person. We are grateful to have known her.Our thoughts are with you during this very sad time.

Bob and Lorna Chapman
   Posted Mon September 04, 2017
Cam - our sincere condolences. When you sent us the email, I did not realize that things were that bad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and hope that the memories will help you through this and in the future. Bob and Lorna

Clark & Judy Hooton
   Posted Mon September 04, 2017
Gord & Family - So sorry to hear of Joye - our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of great sorrow. Clark & Judy Hooton

Michael & Sandra Villeneuve
   Posted Tue September 05, 2017
Gord and Family: Please accept our sincere sympathies in the loss of your loving Joye. Our thoughts are with you.

bruce and diane dix
   Posted Wed September 06, 2017
Gord and family...saddened by this....our sincere condolences.

Tav Adamo
   Posted Wed September 06, 2017

I am so very sorry to hear about Joye, my thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Ken and Heather Breadner
   Posted Wed September 06, 2017
So sorry to hear of her passing. Many fond memories of her and Cameron growing up.

susan thompson and mark gibson
   Posted Tue September 12, 2017
Joye was a great friend of ours who always made Christmas a great time for everyone. Her baking, cooking, cardplaying and wit made her a special fun person to be around all the time and we will both miss her very much.

her main focus was always her family and she was a great MOM, GRANDMA AND FRIEND. Love you

mark and sue

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