Joy Johnson

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Joy Allison Johnson  nee: MacDonald
February 25, 1947 - January 6, 2021

Peacefully passed away surrounded by the love of her family at St. Peter’s Hospital, Hamilton on Wednesday January 6, 2021 at the age of 73 years.  Wife of the late Robert Johnson. Loving mother of Chris & Kristy, and Jeremy & Shayna.  Dear grammy to Alexis, Jake, Tyler, Spencer, and Aubrey.  Daughter of the late Donald & Simone MacDonald. Sister of Sandy Shapiro, and Brian MacDonald.  Cremation has taken place.  A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.

“Pay forward with a kind act”.


Posted by Wanda Davis on
Sending my deepest condolences to the Johnson and extended family members. Joy was such a beautiful person and will be dearly missed.
Posted by Tagan Lombardo (nee: Greene) on
Jeremy, Chris and family, my heart aches and I’m saddened to hear this news.
“Auntie” Joy will be terribly missed by many in the community and surrounding
areas. Thinking of you all during this time.
Posted by Carla Miller on
Sincere condolences ...Joy will be missed by many.
Posted by Rebecca Jamieson on
Sincere condolences
I will remember Joy for her positive life force and her loving support of students. RIP my friend
Posted by Josephine Flicker on
Chris & Jeremy...please acceot my sincere condolences in the loss of you mom and gramma.
Posted by Russell and Catharine Gill on
Dearest Christopher,Jeremy and families
Am broken hearted to hear of your loss. Take comfort in the knowledge that she was loved by so many. We had many a good conversation over the kitchen sink! Hugs and kisses to all

Russell and Cathy Gill
Posted by Evan Thomas on
my sincere condolences
Posted by Wendy Dow on
Sincere condolences Chris, Jeremy & families.
Your mom leaves us all with such good memories.
Thoughts and prayers during this sad time.
Posted by Claudine VanEvery-Albert on
Condolences to Chris, Jeremy and Families.
Joy and I worked together for many years at JC Hill School. I will always remember her as a person who always had a kind word and was always looking for something to do - she was very ambitious and loved to 'get things done'. Joy really enjoyed the students with whom she worked and she often went the extra step for many of them.
As people who knew Joy will know, she had a wicked sense of humour and in the past we laughed until we cried, especially at times when we were supposed to be quiet!
Joy was friend with whom I hoped to have coffee or lunch after the pandemic. That meeting won't happen now and I am very sad.
Posted by Melody Staats on
My sincere condolences to all of Joy's family, friends and students. Sending love and light
Posted by Caroline VanEvery-Albert on
My deepest condolences to you all! I loved my time working with Joy. Her smiles and encouragement will always mean a lot to me in my early teaching days. She was so awesome with the students and staff. I know she will be greatly missed!
Posted by Dale Vecero on
My heart is broken hearing this new about our dear "Joy".Going back through the years it has been a wonderful journey of friendship and love. She truly was one of a kind and brought so much "Joy" to our lives. Go Now in Peace for you are now in the arms of the Angels and your beloved Bob.I shall miss you dearly.
Posted by Audrey Powless-Bomberry on
My deepest sympathy to Chris and Jeremy and families. It was a pleasure to work with Joy. She loved her students and her job. She knew how to make things happen for the good of the students and staff. I will miss her and her laughter and kindness.
Posted by Helen Davidson on
Chris Jeremy and family my deepest condolences to you and your family. It was a pleasure to know Joy throughout the years. She was an amazing person and she will be deeply missed.
Posted by Colleen Gorgan on
Our Deepest Condolences to the family. There are no words to how much I will miss you my friend. We go back way too many years...from public were the best friend anyone could ask for. RIP Joy as I know you will.
Posted by Jo-Ann & Peter Duns on
Chris, Jeremy and families. We were sad to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was a kind, caring and loving Christian woman with a deep faith who was willing to help anyone in need. Her presence will truly be missed. Please know we hold your families in prayer as you go through this difficult time. She is singing with the angels. Our dearest condolences. Jo-Ann, Peter Duns & Family
Posted by Cathy Binek on
Rest in peace my dear friend ..a life well lived will be greatly missed
Posted by Marie Hewitt on
My sincere sympathy in Joy's passing. She was a committed Christian and a great worker in the church. Her Sunday morning hugs will be missed. Rest in peace, Joy.
Posted by Steve Williams on
My sincere condolences, Joy will be missed, she was such a lovely lady. I had a lot of respect for her and Bob. Bob Joys is on her way to be with you.
Rest In Peace, Joy
Posted by Steve Williams on
My sincere condolences, Joy will be missed, she was such a lovely lady. I had a lot of respect for her and Bob. Bob Joys is on her way to be with you.
Rest In Peace, Joy
Posted by Sandy Hill on
Since condolences to Joy's family. She was a special lady with a big heart and will be sincerely missed.
Posted by Dianne Strohm on
Dear Chris, Jeremy and families. Your Mom was a wonderful, generous and uplifting lady. She was so proud of you boys and her grandchildren. I loved our chats about the "grandkids". She always made me smile. She will be truly missed. Hugs to all. RIP Joy.
Posted by Cathy Smith on
Deepest condolences to the family and to the many families who had the opportunity to share the laughter, love and commitment that Joy showed each and every time she shared with us. Her memories will last forever in each of our hearts as she definitely has a special place in mine! Will be sadly missed!
Posted by Joanne and Richard Anderson on
Dear Jeremy and Shayna and Chris and Kristy and grandkids. We send our deepest condolences on the loss of Joy. She loved her family so much and her loss will always leave an emptiness in your lives. But the love and joy she brought to all your lives will never be forgotten. I was blessed to not only call her my cousin but also my dear friend, who always brought a smile and laugh during the good and tough times. All her extended family was always so important to her, and I have so many wonderful memories growing up, of my Toronto MacDonald cousins coming to for a visit every summer and staying on our farm. She adored my parents and they adored her....she always brought joy to our lives. She definitely had the MacDonald gift of the gab and no matter how long between visits or talks, we just picked up where we left off. Joy will be forever in my heart and missed from my life. RIP Joy
Posted by June Sowden on
I am so very sorry for your loss. Joy was always so kind.
Posted by Ellen-Rose & Kevin Jamieson on
So very sorry to hear of Mrs. Johnsons passing!! Our thoughts and prayers are with yous. Kevin and I have gone back and forth about how we were arguably her favourite student. She probably left that impression on every one of her students she taught. We will forever remember Mrs.Johnson as a wonderful person. Xoxo
Posted by Judi Santone on
Dear Chris, Jeremy and families
I was so sorry to hear about Joy’s passing. While we did not see each other often when we did it was like we had never stopped talking. Her laughter and her smile brightened up every where she went. May her memories be a blessing to you and your families
Posted by Bonnie Davis on
Sending condolences to Chris, Jeremy and all the families of Joy. She was a special friend to us and my husband helped Bob and Joy as much as he could whenever Bob called for help with chores around the home. She will always be remembered and no more suffering now. Cecil and Bonnie Davis and families.
Posted by Terry General on
My heartfelt condolences are extended to Chris, Jeremy and all your family members. Joy was a special lady who was compassionate and kind. Her sense of humour, smile and laughter will always be remembered. Rest in peace, my friend.
Posted by Jenny Bomberry on
1 ph call conversation w me long ago...what she told me...enlightened me on my son! Thank you Joy...Say tks to ur husband Robert too! :)
Posted by Dorothy Patterson on
Dear Chris and Jeremy and deepest condolences on reading of your mom's passing. We became friends before your parents married, your dad brought your mom for visits shortly after they met. Your dad and I always remained friends from public school and he and my brother Cec grew close through sports. I hold very fond memories of your mom and dad. Blessings upon you and your families as absorb your loss.
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