January 18, 1926 – December 22, 2012
Mary Joycelyn (Joy) MacLean of Calgary, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at the age of 86 years.
Joy grew up in the Glebe area of Ottawa. After graduation, Joy married Bruce and created a life together in Owen Sound, ON. In 1977, Joy and Bruce moved to Edmonton, AB and in 1997, they moved to Calgary, AB. Joy was passionate about volunteering in the community where she lived. She was a Brown Owl (Girl Guides), a singing mum, a teacher of junior curling, a swimmer aiding physically challenged youth, a volunteer with the Edmonton Food Bank, Edmonton Youth Emergency Shelter, Fort Edmonton, the Kerby Centre in Calgary, Fort Calgary, and because of her love of music, most recently organized and shared her favorites through a music series called Gems from the Classics.
She was an avid golfer, curler, and a treasure hunter at antique sales. Joy specifically had a love for antique buttons. She worked as a Laura Secord store manager (mm-mm), and as a client service manager with Northwestern Utilities in Edmonton. She was a fan of CBC Radio and was always eager to discuss current affairs.
Joy was loved and will be missed by her family: sons, Jock in Vancouver and Doug (Kasia) in Calgary; and daughters, Catherine (Francis) in Paris and Beth in Calgary; and grandchildren, Philip, Gabriella, Matthew, Rachel, Cedric, Alexis and Nicolas. Joy is also survived by her brother Ron Coyles of Ottawa and sister Noel Guppy of Dartmouth. Joy was predeceased by her husband Dr. Bruce MacLean; her daughter Janet; and her sister Barbara Bowker.
A celebration of Joy’s life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Friday, January 18, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, to honour Joy’s life, memorial donations may be forwarded directly to a charity of the donor’s choice.
In living memory of Joy MacLean, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences