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JOY, Emily Ruth Anne (Anne) (nee  Jerrett)

June 29, 1941– Halifax, Nova Scotia
October 2, 2018– Calgary, Alberta

Anne Joy of Calgary, passed away peacefully at the Rockyview Hospital on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 after a brief illness. Her husband and children were at her side.

Anne brightened up the world with her joyous laugh and caring nature, always putting the needs of others ahead of her own. She wholeheartedly loved her family, and was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and aunt. Her life was enriched with her broad circle of beloved friends, many that she’d had since her twenties. Anne also doted on her Standard Poodles Coco and Harry.

One of Anne’s noted ways to express her love for friends and family was cooking and baking. Dinners at Anne’s table would last well past the delectable meals and tasty desserts, continuing on with lively debates and discussions of current events and politics. And of course, being surrounded by her heart-warming laughter.

Emily Ruth Anne Jerrett was the youngest of five siblings, along with sisters Kay, Mary and Joan and brother William. She was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia on June 21, 1941, and moved to Calgary in her teens. Anne went to the Holy Cross School of Nursing where she formed many life-long, cherished friendships. Anne moved to Montreal in 1964 to pursue surgical nursing. There she met the love of her life, David. After marrying and starting their family, they moved to Calgary where Anne continued to nurse at the Holy Cross Hospital, and later worked as a realtor. In 1990, Anne and Dave purchased the Delphine Lodge in Wilmer, BC. Running the inn gave Anne the perfect opportunity to indulge in her genuine interests: cultivating a beautiful flower garden, baking pastries, and decorating the Delphine with antiques. She loved living there, being surrounded by nature and birds. Guests as well as locals regularly convened in the Delphine’s garden for weddings, afternoon tea, and other events. Anne and Dave eventually moved back to Calgary in 2000.

Amongst Anne’s many other interests were reading, music (particularly singing), stitching, swimming and travelling. She and Dave enjoyed holidays in Mexico and Europe and visiting family in Ottawa and England. Anne spent many wonderful summer vacations at Canal Flats, BC.

Anne is survived by the love of her life Dave with whom she was married to for 51 years; daughter Donna and son-in-law Hugh Prodan, and son Christopher and daughter-in-law Shauna Kelly. She will be fondly remembered by her grandchildren Peter, Jena, Rheanne and Evelyne. Anne is also survived by her sisters Kay and Joan, and brother-in-law Frank, as well as cherished nieces and nephews.

If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre St North ,Calgary, AB) on Friday, October 12, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow immediately after at the Glencoe Club (636 29 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0P1). Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Anne Joy, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Dear Dave, Donna and Chris and families, we share in your sorrow at losing your Mom and Best Friend. Our Holy Cross Hospital School of Nursing Class of 63 miss her so much. She had a wicked sense of humour, loved an intellectual conversation – political or not, and was one of the best compassionate nurses in our class. We will miss her terribly. Our love and support to you all. Joey Stewart

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  2. Bill Haydis and Cris Handly :

    Your big sister Kay and I send the biggest of condolences to your family. From the bottom of our hearts (Kay, Bill, Cris, Steve, Meghan and Sean) our thoughts go out to you in this time of reflection and need. The time for old stories is later, the time to know you are supported is now. My God bless you all…

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  3. Wendy Lasalle :

    Anne was a wonderful person filled with joy and compassion. She will be missed.

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  4. Victoria Minich :

    Dear Donna and family,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. I offer you my thoughts, prayers and well wishes during this very trying time in your lives.
    All my love
    QV

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  5. Dear Donna,

    The loss of someone dear to us is never easy, but may you take comfort in the fact that you are surrounded by people that love and care for you, if there is anything we can do, please don’t hesitate to let us know. Our condolences.

    Sandrine & Russell

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  6. Michele Fraser :

    Dear Donna, our hearts go out to you & your family. May your mom’s laughter and good cheer live on in your souls.

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  7. Grace Murdoch :

    My sincere sympathy. I enjoyed her friendship with needlework gatherings at CGNFA.

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  8. Lea Cornelesen :

    Dear Joy family
    I was very saddened to hear of Anne’s passing. I knew her in High School and later met her again when Donna was in the same class as Tina. We will pray for all of you that God will give you strength to bear this loss. Remember now the good times you shared. She will never truly be gone for she will live in your hearts forever. She was a great lady. Sincere condolences Lea Cornelesen

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  9. Dear Donna, Dave, Chris & Family, may the sun shine on your shoulders as you deal with the death of Anne. My sincere sympathy, Pegi

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  10. Dr. Glenn Chan :

    Dear David, Chris and Donna, my deepest condolences go out to you all. I am so sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful woman who will be deeply missed. Love Glenn and Katie.

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  11. Jacques Pierre :

    Dear Donna,

    I am very saddened at your loss. Know that your family and you are thought of and prayed for. May God comfort you and give you the strength that you need to bear it. May the memories of all the good time you had with your mom allow her to continue to be live forever in your heart. Sincere condolences,

    Jacques Pierre

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  12. Herbert Gordon Dreyer :

    Hello Dave and family,

    Please accept our heartfelt condolences in this time of bereavement on the passing on of Anne, your beloved wife.

    Our thoughts are with you all at this difficult time.

    From,

    Bert & Susan Dreyer and family

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  13. Dave,

    I am terribly sorry to hear of your loss. If there is anything I can do to help out, please do not hesitate to ask.

    Gavin.

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  14. Hi Dave and Family,

    Very sorry to hear about the passing of your lovely wife/mother, Anne. I only met her a number of times back in the earlier Tundra days but remember her as being a very lovely lady.

    My condolences,
    Dirk

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  15. Dave,
    Judy and I send our sincere condolences. 51 years married is a blessing. We are very sorry for your loss.
    Judy and Ron Bing

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  16. Donald and Barb Jerrett :

    Very sorry to hear of cousin Anne’s passing. Aunt Eleanor in Cape Breton told me. In reading her obituary she was quite a lady. Was glad to visit her in and David in Calgary at her house a few years ago, when we were out there visiting our son Mike and his family. Please accept our hearfelt sympathy from Nova Scotia

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  17. Hugh & Norma Lavallee :

    Dear Dave and Family. We are so sorry to hear of Anne’s passing.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Hugh & Norma Lavallee.

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  18. Glen Humphreys :

    Dave,
    My sincere condolences to you and your family.

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  19. We are keeping all of you in our thoughts during this sad and difficult time.

    Our families shared holidays and meals since our children were small. We are fortunate to have so many memories of those great times.

    Peter and Meah Martin, Russell Martin, and Danielle Martin Sabourin

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