HOY – Joy Ellen Catherine (née Watson)

Born on November 9, 1932. Passed away December 24, 2023.

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
St. Peters Anglican Church Bruce Street,, LeongathaView Map

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.

  1. 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 family

    Sandra wallace December 28, 2023
  2. 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.

    Meg Riseley December 28, 2023

    CLIFF PRAIN December 29, 2023
  4. 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.

    Margaret Robson December 29, 2023
  5. 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.

    Sharyn Rayson December 29, 2023
  6. My deepest sympathy to the Hoy family. Joy was a wonderful, caring lady.
    Wendy Bernaldo

    Wendy Bernaldo December 29, 2023
  7. 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. RIP

    Sharyn Rayson December 30, 2023
  8. Joy. Will always remember my grade 2 teacher … a building of 3 rooms / prep. Grades one & two at Horn St. 69 years ago !
    Over the years we met in street and Joy always fondly remembered our great teacher / student rapport .
    Fondly remembered.
    Marjorie ( Cashin) Pearson

    Marj Pearson December 30, 2023
  9. Condolences to all family members. Joy a cheerful, community minded lady, rest peacefully.

    Pat and Keith Kuhne December 31, 2023
  10. 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 Joy

    Lyn Skillern January 1, 2024
  11. My sincerest sympathy to Joy’s family.A wonderful lady at rest.

    Margaret Brown January 2, 2024
  12. Joy,
    Just simply want to say, Thank you for being YOU

    Faye Hancock - Koorooman House January 2, 2024
  13. Joy, you were just a delight. Thanks for the laughs we shared. Ps and the licorice:-) miss ya mate. 😘

    Kell January 2, 2024
  14. 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 Moyle

    Handley Funeral Services January 3, 2024
  15. Will miss you at Koorooman House ,Joy . The many chats on many subjects . Safe in the arms of Jesus .
    You taught me that song which I played many times & always got a nod of approval from you . thank you

    Ken Caithness January 3, 2024
  16. You are always with us
    Even if you are far away
    Even we don’t see you
    You are in our heart in our thought always near to us.

    Xiumei from Koorooman House January 3, 2024
  17. 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.

    Norma (Jill) Freeman January 4, 2024
  18. To some one very special and kind to people who care. Joy rest in pece. ❤️ love from jan canobie

    Jan canobie January 4, 2024
  19. The South Gippsland Shire Brass Band Committee and Members wish to extend our sincere condolences to Joy’s family.
    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.

    Darryl Hunt January 5, 2024
  20. 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.

    Gaye Hamilton (nee Hennessy) January 7, 2024
  21. Joy, such a privilege and a pleasure to know you. Loved our chats and giggles together. You will be forever missed.
    Leanne Koorooman House

    Leanne Charlton January 8, 2024
  22. A friend from PFA days at St Andrews.
    A wonderful Christian lady. God bless you Joy. Reunited with Billy. Frances (Cashin) & Trevor Williams.

    Frances Williams January 8, 2024
  23. 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.

    Sylvia Vagg January 12, 2024
  24. A truly wonderful lady. RIP Joy 🤍🕊

    Cindy Wright January 12, 2024
  25. 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.

    Peter Western January 12, 2024
  26. Loved cousin and grade teacher of Robert (dec) Irving.
    Happy memories.
    Rhonda Irving.

    Rhonda Irving January 14, 2024
  27. 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.

    Orla McCarthy January 14, 2024
  28. It was such a pleasure to know u joy such a beautiful soul I will for ever treasure ur kindness and care RIP. Joy

    Kellie johnstone’ January 20, 2024