Joy Sloan

Obituary of Joy Sloan

Sloan, R. Joy In her 90th year, Joy peacefully passed and is now in heaven for eternity. Joy was the beloved wife of the late Reverend Douglas Sloan (2011) and sibling of Laurie Mitchell (Clark), Harry Greenwood (Betty), and Ernie Greenwood (Janice). Joy was the loved mother of Ann Elliott, Phil Hutton (Janice Hutton), Helena Hutton (Tom Peters), and Louis Hutton (Barb Hutton). Grandma Joy will be deeply missed by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Everyone who met mom was quick to remark that she was the embodiment of her name. Mom could light up an entire room with her JOYous smile. Mom was a pioneer in the field of special education and was recognized both nationally and internationally for her outstanding contributions to the field of learning disabilities. Mom was also an exceptional golfer and curler. Mom was forever learning, reading, and loved word puzzles of any kind. ‘Hymns with Joy’ were often heard throughout the Elliott Community, and mom was quick to play for any celebration, event, service or just because there was a piano available. Notwithstanding all of mom’s accomplishments, her greatest JOY was her children and grandchildren, and we are all so blessed to call her our mother. Our family would like to thank all the staff at both the Ellington and Unit 6 West at Guelph General Hospital for the love they showed our mom. Arrangements entrusted to Gilchrist Chapel McIntyre & Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph (519-824-0031). A celebration of life will be held in the spring and details will be posted on the Gilchrist Chapel website as they become available. We invite you to leave your memories online at: and they will be forwarded to the family. Service Information Service Location Celebration To be held at a later date
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