Joy Robson

Died: Sat., Dec. 3, 2016

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Joy Marie Robson
            July 6, 1920 – Dec 3, 2016

Joy Marie Robson, age 96, of Little Current, Ontario, passed away peacefully on Dec 3rd at the Centennial Manor, Manitoulin Island, with her family by her side.
Predeceased by parents Harry and Annie (McKellar) Hayward, husband Don Robson 1990 and partner Floyd Meads 2001. Also, predeceased by infant son Keith.

Joy was born in Moore Township, south of Sarnia and married Don in 1940. They raised their four girls in Creighton and Naughton where she was an active member of the United Church. When Don took early retirement, they spent their summers at Fairbank Lake and winters in the Texas sunshine.  She had a full and active life, always caring for others but still found time to quilt, play cards and travel. She was a true lady in all aspects; kind, patient and understanding, finding the best in all people and situations and loved by all who knew her. She was our “Joy”.

Joy is survived by her dear brother Melvin (Lorraine) Hayward of Corunna, and predeceased by sisters Muriel Churchill and Norma Scott, and her brothers Peter and Albert Hayward.  

Dear mother of Ruthella Robson, Sequin, Dorothy Leblanc (Ivan predeceased), Naughton, and Suzanne Robson (Roy McAllister) and Sharon Terry (Mike), both of Manitowaning.

Joy will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Virginia, Linda, Andrea, Wayne, Matthew, Julie and Paul.  Also, her great grandchildren; Allanah, Keith, Randy, Chelsea, Rhys, Maya and Ethan.

The family would like to thank the entire staff and nursing team at Centennial Manor for their kindness and dedication to Joy’s care and a thank you to all friends and family who visited with her over these last few difficult years.  Those visits made a huge difference in her life.

At Joy’s request, there will be no visitation. Following cremation, a graveside memorial ceremony will take place in Lively, ON.  The time and date to be sometime in the spring of 2017.

Condolences may be forwarded through the Island Funeral Home at  If desired, a donation can be made in Joy's memory to the Manitoulin Centennial Manor Aux., (Fund Raising Committee) Box 460, Little Current, ON P0P 1K0.

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Bill and Maimie Sim
   Posted Mon December 05, 2016
Dear Suzanne and the Dobson family.Bill and i send our deepest sympathy.Thoughts and prayers to everyone .Hugs

Bill and Maimie Sim
   Posted Mon December 05, 2016
Dear Suzanne and the Robson family.Bill and i send our deepest sympathy.Thoughts and prayers to everyone .Hugs

Lisa Valade
   Posted Mon December 05, 2016
Ruthella, Dorothy, Suzanne and Sharon,

We're thinking of you and wish you many wonderful memories of your mom. I certainly have fond memories of Aunt Joy on her visits to the Sarnia area. Her positive attitude and wonderful smile always lit up any occasion.

Lisa, Claude, Laura and Thomas Valade

Brenda Hallett
   Posted Tue December 06, 2016
With Deepest Sympathy to Suzanne and Dorothy and Sharon and Mike
May fond Memories give you comfort and peace
I enjoyed visits with your Mum at Birthday Cake Singalongs
Joy always had a smile and will be missed by all who knew her

Jeanne and John Pretty
   Posted Sat December 10, 2016
Melvin and Loraine.
Thinking of you in this time of sadness.
Cherish the memories you have of Joy.
John and Jeanne Pretty

bonnie francis
   Posted Sat December 10, 2016
dear Ruthella, Dorothy, Suzanne and Sharon Thinking of you all, and send our love and sympathy on the passing of Aunt Joy, remembering many visits to Naughton in earlier years,and later in Lively,always great to be with your Mom love and prayers Bonnie and Wayne

Lois and Howard Linley
   Posted Sat December 10, 2016
Howard and I wish to express our sincere sympathy to Joy's family. She was a wonderful person whose cheeky, kind ways made life a little brighter. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Lois and Howard Linley

Jennifer MacDOnald
   Posted Sun December 11, 2016
Dear Aunt Sharon, Uncle Mike, Julie, Paul and family,
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother, mother-in-law, grandma, and great-grandma. I only met her a few times, but I will always remember her beautiful smile. Please hold all of your special memories of her close to your heart.
Sending HUGE hugs to you all,
Neil, Jen, Jakob and Owen MacDonald XOXOXOX

Ila & Graham Lloyd
   Posted Sun December 11, 2016
Suzanne and family. We are sorry for your loss . We send our sincere sympathy. Ila and Graham Lloyd

Keith & Wendy Gee
   Posted Sun December 11, 2016
Our deepest condolences to the whole family. Joy will certainly be missed by all. Thinking of you at this time. Keith & Wendy Gee - formerly Lapierre

Wilberta Lees
   Posted Wed December 14, 2016
Joy was a pleasure to see at anytime when we went to the Manor. We spent a lot of great days visiting and chatting about her life and family. She will be missed by many that knew her.

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