HOY – Joy Ellen Catherine (née Watson)
Dearly loved wife of William (dec.).
Dearly loved by Cathy and Adrian, Jen and John, David and Sally, John and Sandra.
Loved by her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Elder daughter of Richard and Alice Watson (both dec.), and sister to Elizabeth (dec.).
The Lord Bless You and Keep You.Funeral Notice
A Funeral Service to Celebrate the Life of Mrs. Joy Ellen Catherine Hoy will be held at St. Peter's Anglican Church, Bruce Street, Leongatha on MONDAY January 15, 2024 commencing 1.00pm.
This Service will be livestreamed, to view please CLICKHERE
The Funeral will leave at the conclusion of the Service for the Leongatha Lawn Cemetery.
Aunty joy we grew up next-door to each other and then we became family , what it was a pleasure to know you and our memories are treasured , rest easy with uncle Bill, , we will miss your banter at family gatherings , deepest sympathy to Cathy, Jenny, David and John and families , sandra wallace and familyDecember 28, 2023
My beautiful primary school teacher from many years ago. Loved my visit shortly after COVID at Koorooman house. Many laughs we shared. My condolences to her family.December 28, 2023
TO JOHN AND THE HOY FAMILY OUR THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOUDecember 29, 2023
Joy & Billy – old friends from Ruby, & a stalwart of the CWA. She was so happy at Kooroman House where she received such wonderful care. She will be missed by so many. Rest in Peace Joy.December 29, 2023
Sincere condolences and prayers to Cathy, Jenny, David & John and families. Joy will be missed by many. She had a strong connection to family and community involvement. She had a genuine interest in people and a strong faith. Called home.December 29, 2023
My deepest sympathy to the Hoy family. Joy was a wonderful, caring lady.December 29, 2023
Sincere condolences to Cathy, Jenny, David and John and families. Joy was an avid participant in many community groups. She was a faithful lady and wore that faith proudly. At peace now having been called home. Reunited with Bill. RIPDecember 30, 2023
Joy. Will always remember my grade 2 teacher … a building of 3 rooms / prep. Grades one & two at Horn St. 69 years ago !December 30, 2023
Over the years we met in street and Joy always fondly remembered our great teacher / student rapport .
Marjorie ( Cashin) Pearson
Condolences to all family members. Joy a cheerful, community minded lady, rest peacefully.December 31, 2023
Joy was a long term and most valued member of the Leongatha and District Historical Society. She played a significant role in our Society obtaining the Mechanics’ Institute as our home 40 years ago. Her contribution to the community was enormous. Condolences to her family. RIP JoyJanuary 1, 2024
My sincerest sympathy to Joy’s family.A wonderful lady at rest.January 2, 2024
Joy,January 2, 2024
Just simply want to say, Thank you for being YOU
Joy, you were just a delight. Thanks for the laughs we shared. Ps and the licorice:-) miss ya mate. 😘January 2, 2024
I send my condolences and sympathy to Cathy,Jenny,David and John on the loss of Joy.
My friendship with Joy began on the first day of our Ballarat Teachers College course in 1951.We just clicked and became firm friends,sharing the experience of being away from family and home,of study and of course lots of fun and high jinks along the way.
My husband Ted got on well with Bill ,and in retirement we travelled together as a foursome and had great times .
I have very fond memories of Joy and the times we spent together.Hers was a friendship l have treasured all of those years from1951.l am sad to lose my friend Joy ,but there are so many memories if our times together.
Patricia MoyleJanuary 3, 2024
Will miss you at Koorooman House ,Joy . The many chats on many subjects . Safe in the arms of Jesus .January 3, 2024
You taught me that song which I played many times & always got a nod of approval from you . thank you
You are always with usJanuary 3, 2024
Even if you are far away
Even we don’t see you
You are in our heart in our thought always near to us.
Joy and I first met on Queens Birthday weekend 1959 on the ship Strathaird going to London. As luck had it we would be sharing a cabin and became friends. Her trip involved representing the CWA (younger set) at meetings in the UK. I was transferring from my office in Melbourne to London for a short time. Just before meeting Joy in our cabin I recall my parents saying to me your cabin mate must have lots of friends due to all the flowers in the cabin. So I wondered who this person with all the flowers would be. Soon she came along showing much courtesy and easy going nature. Needless to say my parents were very happy to see that I would be sharing with such a nice person. We kept in touch during our time overseas. Then back home have remained friends throughout the years since then. Joy was a delight to know. Last time we spoke was on 9th November 2023 her birthday.January 4, 2024
To some one very special and kind to people who care. Joy rest in pece. ❤️ love from jan canobieJanuary 4, 2024
The South Gippsland Shire Brass Band Committee and Members wish to extend our sincere condolences to Joy’s family.January 5, 2024
Joy loved the Brass Band and remained a member and great supporter, and enjoyed listening to the Band performing whenever she could.
She will be sadly missed.
Darryl Hunt, President.
Joy was a wonderful, caring friend to our family, always ready with a smile and a helping hand and with a wicked sense of humour. My sincerest condolences to the family. Joy will be sadly missed, but always in our hearts.January 7, 2024
Joy, such a privilege and a pleasure to know you. Loved our chats and giggles together. You will be forever missed.January 8, 2024
Leanne Koorooman House
A friend from PFA days at St Andrews.January 8, 2024
A wonderful Christian lady. God bless you Joy. Reunited with Billy. Frances (Cashin) & Trevor Williams.
Joy was one of the first people I met on moving to Leongatha for work. She made herself known to me very early on, as she knew my mother well from PWMU. Thanks Joy for your welcoming friendly smile, always time for a chat and keen interest and tangible support for all community organisations sll through your life.January 12, 2024
A truly wonderful lady. RIP Joy 🤍🕊January 12, 2024
Joys clear headed and sensible approach to discussion on Council with concern for our community was always a positive contribution to our decision making. It was a privilege and pleasure to serve with her. Always up for a political discussion and always able to see other perspectives and opinions she was an ornament to our community.January 12, 2024
Loved cousin and grade teacher of Robert (dec) Irving.January 14, 2024
We count ourselves honoured to have known Joy. A great lady who was always ready to help. She knew how to laugh!
Orla, Marie & Mark.January 14, 2024
It was such a pleasure to know u joy such a beautiful soul I will for ever treasure ur kindness and care RIP. JoyJanuary 20, 2024