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1927 Jean 2022

Jean Noy

February 10, 1927 — June 27, 2022

Westboro Chapel

It is with great sadness that the family of Jean Noy announce her passing on June 27, 2022, in her ninety fifth year.

Jean was born in London, Ontario, the only child of William and Lillian Mowat.  She was devoted to her family and will be missed by her children Peggy (Bob), Peter, and Bill, her grandchildren; Julia and Patrick Baxter (Meg), Matty Noy (Catilin), Meriah Jamieson (Shaun), Nina Pierce, Liliam, and Kelaghn Noy, Lindsay (Jack), and Thompson Somerville (Cassie), and eight great grandchildren.

Jean was predeceased by her husband Peter, daughter Jeannie Somerville (Rob), and daughter-in-law Courtney Westcott (Peter).  Since the loss of her youngest child, Jeannie, at the age of thirty-five, Jean was very supportive Jeannie's children Thomson and Lindsay.  Despite experiencing hardships and losses in her life she always maintained an optimistic outlook.

Jean took great interest in the endeavors and accomplishments of her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.  The family derives comfort from remembering a kind, and generous person who made significant contributions to the lives of her family.

Jean attended Victoria College, University of Toronto.  She left to marry Peter Noy and have a family.  She returned to University of Toronto in 1961 to complete her degree in Home Economics while continuing to be the primary caregiver for her three children as her husband's job required travelling.  Jean taught Home Economics at Camp Borden High School and later at Barrie District Central Collegiate, where she was Department Head.

Widowed at age 61, Jean continued to lead an active life.  After her retirement at the age of 63, she volunteered at The Royal Victoria Hospital and the Gryphon Theatre, Barrie, and was a member of the University Women's Club.  She was guided by her faith and was a long-time member of Trinity Anglican Church, Barrie.  Never one to be idle she played bridge regularly.

Jean sewed, and was an avid knitter, gifting her grandchildren with memorable pieces over the years.  She loved to cook, try new recipes, research, and give nutrition advice to those who would listen.  She travelled extensively throughout her life.  "Seventeen trips", she liked to recount to friends and family.  Many of these trips were with her mother, Lillian, and later, with her good friend Mary Waise.

Jean loved to read and never missed the daily crossword, which may account for the fact that she usually won at Scrabble when playing with friends and family.

Jean moved to Amica at Westboro Park, Ottawa in 2013 to be closer to her daughter Peggy, and son-in-law, Bob.  She enjoyed the activities at Amica and the family are grateful for the compassionate care that she received from the staff there.

A family graveside service in Orillia, Ontario will be held at a later date.

Donations in her memory to the Canadian Cancer Society, and The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County would be gratefully appreciated.

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