2990 Church St., South Mountain, ON

Joan Mary Guy Nee McCormack July 8, 1932 - June 15, 2013

Peacefully passed into the care of her Dear Lord on Saturday June 15, 2013 in her 81st year after a brief illness. A devoted Roman Catholic she joins in heaven her beloved husband Ray K. Guy who predeceased her by a few months. Selfless and devoted mother of Carole (Paul Jansen), David (Karen Hope), Treena, Colleen Guy-Colman (Rob Saunders), Geoffrey (Patricia) and predeceased by her infant son Kenneth and by her son Paul Guy. Cherished Nana of Eric (Magda) & their children Mia & Evan; Matthew (Sara) & their children Spencer & Dylan; Sarah & her son Jack; Rachel Jansen (Bruce Williams); Emma (Scott Reaney) & their children Ellen, Gavin & Keira; Treena (Kelly Beckstead) & their son Keegan; Kaley Guy (Trevor Gilmer) and their daughter Lilyrae; Doug Harvey, Leah (Bill Finley) & their daughter Ava; Alyson, Paul & Emily Colman; Elizabeth, Jacob & Patrick Guy. Dear sister of Nuala Southern, Emer Kelly and predeceased by her brother Fintan McCormack. Born in Southern Ireland, studied nursing at Charring Cross, England, where she met her dashing husband , married in Zweibrucken, Germany, and later moved to the family farm in Mountain. They actively retired to Winchester in 2005. Our sweet Irish lady was adored and loved by all who shared her life. Special Thanks to Dr. Adamson, Staff at Dundas Manor (many hugs & kisses), W.D.M.H. and Father Cosmas her “adopted son”.

May the road rise to meet you,

May the wind be always at your back,

May the sun shine warm upon your face,

May the rains fall soft upon your fields, and, until we meet again

May God hold you in the palm of his hand.

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Joan will rest at the Byers Funeral Home, 2990 Church Street, South Mountain (613-989-3836) from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 10 Church Street, Chesterville on Tuesday June 18, 2013 at 11 a.m. Interment St. Daniel’s Catholic Cemetery, South Mountain. By family request donations may be made to Parkway House 2475 Regina Street, Ottawa K2B 6X3 (Joan’s daughter Treena’s home). Online condolences may be made to


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    Nadine Hopkins says

    Thinking of you, Alyson, Paul and Emily.

    My sympathy to your family as well.

    Take care.

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    Tammy Culhane says

    My condolences! Your family is in my thoughts and prayers!

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    wayne &maureen laporte says

    to the family we send our sincere condolences in the loss of your mother.

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    Mike and Julie Zorn says

    Geoff and family, very sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Remember all the good times you had with your mom and cherish them at this difficult time.

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    Lorraine Roy/ Brian Lannin says

    Extending our sincere sympathy and wishing you comfort and peace during this difficult time.

    “Loving memories live on forever.”

    Brian and Lorraine

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    Joan Ripley says

    Dear Guy family. I am deeply sorry for your loss.I have so many great memories,particularly our time in Germany & many times visiting the family farm.Louise & I had planned to visit Joan in July but that was not to be.
    Love to you all & may God bless you. Joan Ripley

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    Neil & Sharon Stewart says

    Neil and I were saddened to hear of your mom`s passing! I enjoyed visiting with mom when I went to see my client at the Manor. She always was smiling and very pleasant. Memories are such a wonderful gift.

    God Bless.

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    Clare Kinlin says

    Our greatest sympathy for you any your family.

    MacEwen Team

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