MCCOY, Joan Mary

Longtime member of St. George’s Anglican Church, Oshawa; retired employee of Durham District School Board.

Peacefully at Lakeridge Health in Oshawa on Monday, October 12th, 2020.  Joan, in her 85th year.  Beloved wife for over 50 years of the late Lewis ‘Lew’ McCoy.  Loving mother of Maureen and Andrew.  Dearly remembered by extended family and friends.  A private memorial service will be held at St. George’s Memorial Anglican Church, 51 Centre St. S. (at Bagot St.), Oshawa on Tuesday, October 27th, 2020.  Due to the pandemic, a mask/facial covering is mandatory for all invited guests attending the service.  Donations in memory of Joan to the Humane Society of Durham Region (, to Second Harvest ( or to Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres ( or would be appreciated.  Cremation arrangements entrusted to McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558).  Online condolences may be shared at


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  • Oct 21, 2020

    Heather Wray
    Condolences to Maureen and Andrew. Your mother was such a kind and gentle lady.  My late husband Mike, my son Craig and I met Joan, Maureen and Cleo while walking our dog Jake. Joan always took the time to give Jake a pet, which Jake absolutely loved! We will always  remember Joan as a kind soul. 
  • Oct 22, 2020

    Michelle Doucette
    Rick and I were saddened when we heard of the passing of Joan.  We were so fortunate to be neighbours for 20 years.  I loved her sense of humour.  She certainly was a terrific person, leaving us muffins on our counter after we returned from a trip... very thoughtful, gentle and kind.  Our deepest condolences to Maureen and Andrew.
  • Oct 25, 2020

    Robert and Marlene Abrey
    We are very sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. We met her through the Friends of the Oshawa Library and enjoyed working and socializing with her. Marlene felt a special connection when they discovered they were both from Verdun. We hope your good memories will help get you through this sad time.
  • Oct 28, 2020

    Gord and Cheryl Nash
    Gord and I , Debbie and Brian Moore and Rosanne Locke are saddened to learn of the passing of Aunt Joan. We always remember her as a kind and witty lady. Our thoughts are with Andrew and Maureen at this time.

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