Joyce (Joy) Mary Elliott (nee Neilson)
Went to be with her Lord December 26, 2018.
Born and raised in the North End of Halifax, Joy met her husband George when he was stationed there in the RCMP Marine Division. They lived in several smaller communities in Manitoba, the Northwest Territories and what is now Nunavut, finally settling down in southern Manitoba where they lived in Stonewall and then Winnipeg. Although Joy lived most of her life far from there, there was always a piece of her heart that remained in Nova Scotia. She always remained a proud Haligonian.
Joy had many interests and loved walking, reading, gardening, and animals (while there were several cats in her life, dogs seem drawn to her and were always visiting). Joy enjoyed running a successful clothing consignment store in Winnipeg for a number of years. However, above all Joy loved helping others. She always had time to help someone in need or to provide words of encouragement when they were needed.
Joy was predeceased by her husband George and beloved son Mark. She is survived by her sons Mitchell (Judy) and Keith (Leslie), brothers David (Cecilia) and Victor, nieces, nephews, friends and neighbours.
The family wishes to express a very special thank you to all the staff at River Park Gardens. We are very grateful for the exceptional care and kindness you provided to Joy.
Joy was always a person of great faith, and although she will be deeply missed we know that she is in a better place.
There will be a private burial service and a notice of a gathering for friends and neighbors to celebrate Joy’s life will follow.
As a memorial, please consider donating to Winnipeg Pet Rescue Shelter, 3062 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3K 0Y1
Celebration of Life will be at 1:30 pm Thursday January 3rd, 2019 at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Avenue.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Joyce Joy Mary Elliott nee Neilson 2018..