Peacefully after a brief illness, at Guelph General Hospital on Monday, July 18 in her 89th year. Predeceased by husband William (2011) and son Craig (2012), Joy is survived by Cameron (Carolynn) of Brantford, daughter-in-law Judi Prigione (Craig) of Guelph, Clark of Toronto and Clyde (Lynda) of Guelph and sister Trudy. Proud grandmother of Lauren and Charlotte and aunt to nieces and nephews. Born and raised in Toronto, Joy was subsequently a long time active member of Harcourt United Church in Guelph. She took delight in her extensive worldwide travels, was an avid reader and enthusiastic participant in choir and Guelph Needlecraft. She will be remembered for her unflagging dedication and service of more than 68 years to Girl Guides of Canada. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received at a memorial service in celebration of Joy’s life on Friday, August 12, 2016 at 2:00 pm at Harcourt United Church, 87 Dean Avenue, Guelph. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Joy made to Harcourt United Church or the Girl Guides of Canada would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the WALL-CUSTANCE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 519-822-0051 or www.wallcustance.com.
A tree will be planted in memory of Joy C. Smillie in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest, University of Guelph Arboretum. Dedication service, Sunday, September 18, 2016 at 2:30 pm.