Born Jan 8, 1931 Died August 30, 2021
Joyce passed away peacefully with family by her side, at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie. She was in her 91st year. Born in Ottawa, she was the youngest of 4 children of the late Florence and Hubert Sproule.
Her siblings predeceased her including her brother Blaney Sproule and his wife Jean, Eileen Cavey and her husband Bert, and Lois Sproule. Joyce will be remembered as a loving wife to Harold and aunt by her nieces and nephews Ruth (David) Dobson of Abbotsford BC; Bill (Nancy) Cavey of Winnipeg Man; Dan (Sharon) Cavey of Brandon Man; Lois (David) Ingels of Winnipeg, Man; David (Jane) Sproule of Ottawa, Ont; and the late Beverley (Bruce) McDonald USA. She will be missed by her children Carol (Darcy) McKeown of Oro Medonte, Ont; Don (Peggy) Grierson of Magog, Que; and her grandchildren Julian, Sarah, Amy, and Anthony.
In 1960 Joyce married Harold Grierson CA of Ottawa and they moved to his new job in Montreal Que where they lived for 30 years before moving to Ingleside, Ont. and later to Oro Medonte, Ont. Joyce (who had been married to Leslie Wooff who died of muscular dystrophy at an early age) was a legal secretary with York and Bate in Ottawa before joining the Federal government in the Dept of Northern Affairs.
The late Joyce Grierson will rest at the Mundell Funeral Home, 79 West St.,N., Orillia on Tuesday, September 7th, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. until time of Funeral Service at 1 PM. Due to COVID restrictions you must register a seat for the Funeral Service, so, please use the RSVP section below this notice or you may call (705) 325-2231. To view the Live Stream of the service please click on the following link https://event.forgetmenotceremonies.com/ceremony?c=b970f1a3-3155-44e2-a244-dd1d8f647cbe
If desired memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence are welcomed at www.mundellfuneralhome.com
Joyce had a sincere faith in Jesus Christ as her Lord and Saviour and was active in the local churches she attended in Ottawa, Montreal, Cornwall and Orillia. She also enjoyed the fellowship of women from other churches in each city through the Christian Women’s Club from its earliest days. A poem found in her bible called Safely Home follows…
I am now at home in heaven
All’s so happy, all so bright!
There is perfect joy and beauty
In this everlasting light.
All the pain and grief are over
Every restless tossing past;
I am now at peace forever
Safely home in heaven at last.
Did you wonder I so calmly
Trod the Valley of the Shade
Oh! But Jesus’ love illuminated
Every dark and fearful glade.
And he came Himself to meet me
In that way so hard to tread;
And with Jesus’ arm to lean on
Could I have one doubt or dread?
Then you must not grieve so sorely,
For I love you dearly still;
Try to look beyond earth’s shadows,
Pray to trust our Father’s will.
There is work still waiting for you,
So you must not idle stand;
Do your work while life remaineth -
You shall rest in Jesus’ land.