In Celebration of

Joy Wood

February 26, 1937 -  July 8, 2019

A bright light in the lives of all who knew her, our beloved Joy has left us with precious memories of her resilient spirit and wonderful sense of humour. Predeceased by her parents, Lloyd W. Wood and Unia (Delson) Wood, as well as, by her half-brother and sisters, L. Douglas Wood, Cybil Bancroft, Ruth Leigh and Mardi Barker. Survived by half-sisters and half-brother, Bonnie Waterhouse, Beverly Wood, Paul Wood, and step-sister Charmie Mauro.

She will also be sadly missed by all her nieces and nephews and their families on whose lives she left an unforgettable mark with her generosity and thoughtfulness. Her poise and social graces were complimented by her mischievous and fun-loving nature. Joy was blessed with devoted, lifelong friends who she travelled with and stayed connected to throughout the years.

After Joy's mother passed away when she was 2 years old, she lived with her mother's parents while keeping in close contact with her father and his family. Joy could always be counted on to share in all family celebrations with her siblings and at her father's home in Port Sydney where they enjoyed long walks and deep conversations.

Joy attended Hughes Public School and started work at age 17 for Ryerson Press (United Church of Canada). From there Joy, worked at several jobs, notably Queens Park as a copy typist; Devon Ice Cream as telephone sales and payroll clerk, before finishing her career (age 65) at Toronto General Hospital in Patient Account Billing Dept.

Joy loved life and modeled gratitude and faith for all those who knew her. She often said that she had nothing to complain about and that everyone treated her great. After over 40 years in the same apartment, Joy is now in the presence of her Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of Jane subway from 10 a.m. on Monday, July 15, 2019 until the time of the funeral service in the chapel at 11 a.m.


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Dean & Brenda Wood and Family (Nephew)

Entered July 10, 2019 from Halton Hills

We send our condolences to all the brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. Joy was quiet yet carried the strength of a Wood character we all know.

She loved you all and expressed it often to us.

God Bless you all.

Angela Marshall (Neighbour)

Entered July 10, 2019 from Joy's neighbour, Toronto

Joy was the sweetest kindest and most gracious neighbour, all of her 6th floor mates and beyond will truly miss her presence. May you all find comfort in this time.

Ms. Daryl Wood and Doug Dailey (Niece)

Entered July 11, 2019 from Tobermory Ontario

Joy was the most delightful firecracker of an Aunt anyone could want. She imparted sage wisdom with a natural sense of humour that is unforgettable. Her constant reminder "you gotta keep it going; keep the show on the road' was the most endearing reminder to live life fully. I adored her and will miss her lovely handwritten notes and warm phone conversations. Many blessings to all who loved and appreciated her.

Joan Walsh (Friend)

Entered July 11, 2019 from Markham

Joy was a kind hearted soul who was willing to give sacrificially. Her friends could attest to that. She would always see the bright side life even when things did not look bright. She was quick witted and loved to make others laugh. She is at rest now and God is caring for her.

Wendy Eardley (Friend)

Entered July 11, 2019

I had the pleasure of knowing Joy for over 23 years and was her building superintendent. She always had a smile on her face and not once did she ever complain. She was a great person and I am happy I knew her. She will be deeply missed by many.


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