It is with heavy hearts and deep sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of our amazing mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend, Angela Joyce (Thompson) Maxner. On Sunday, July 31, 2022, at the age of 77 years, Joyce passed away at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by her loving family. If you were lucky to have spent time with her, you know what a fun-loving person she was. She will be forever missed.

Joyce was born on March 2, 1945, to the late William Roland and Elizabeth Agnes (Muise) Thompson.

Joyce is survived by her three daughters, Lynn (John Casey), Hammonds Plains, Carla (Donnie Joyce), Sydney, and Nadine (Jeff Hunt), Hammonds Plains; six grandchildren; sisters, Dell MacCormack (Jim), Sydney, and Ronalda Centa, Dominion; brother, Roland Thompson, Regina; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, Joyce was predeceased by her loving husband of 52 years, Victor Maxner; daughter, Baby Maxner; brothers-in-laws, Bruno Centa, Berwick, Bernard and Gerard Maxner, Clayton Hiscock and nephews, Robert Maxner and Arthur Douglas Maxner.

Joyce was a phenomenal “Nanny” to her loving grandchildren, Jonathan and Keigan Casey, Noah and Emily Joyce, and Oliver and Elijah Hunt. She loved showering her grandkids with her homemade baked goods. Nanny rarely missed an opportunity to watch, cheer, and support them in all of their sports and activities. Her immense love of her grandkids and time together led to countless hours of laughter and fun playing games of all kinds. Their memories and love for Nanny are immeasurable and will live in their hearts forever.

During her work life, Joyce began her career at Charlotte Street RBC as a bank teller. She took a leave for many years to raise her three daughters. Upon her return to the workforce, Joyce was employed at the Metropolitan in retail before returning to assume a teller position at Ashby BMO which culminated in her retirement. She then had the freedom to work part-time at the Dollarama (Welton Street) and eventually care for her grandchildren. Joyce had nothing but fond memories of the people she worked with, making many friends along the way.

Joyce was a loving, fun, energetic, giving, and loyal person. She possessed great strength and fortitude throughout her life. She will be forever remembered for her love of fun usually in the form of a dancing session or singing of favourite songs with family and friends. Our memories with her will be cherished always.

We would like to express our sincere appreciation to the doctors and nurses of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Unit 4C, Harbour View Hospital, Northside Hospital 4 East, the Cove Skylight Unit, and the An Cala Palliative Care Unit for their compassion and exceptional care given to our mom over the past year.

Visitation for the late Joyce Maxner will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home, Whitney Pier, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street) TODAY, Wednesday, August 3, 2022, from 6-9 p.m. A celebration of Joyce’s life will be held at the funeral home in the All Faith Chapel on Thursday, August 4, 2022, at 1 p.m. with Rev. Sheldon Chant officiating. Joyce will be laid to rest with her husband, Victor at noon on Friday, August 5, 2022, in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.

Donations in memory of Joyce may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.

Online Condolences

Dell and family
So sorry for the loss of your sister, Joyce.
May she Rest In Peace.
Leona Fewer

Sorry to hear of Joyce’s. passing. We attended many dances and lots of skating at the Forum together. She was truly a good Friend. We attended high school together , Love and Prayers to The Family

From:  Kay MacNeil Globe

We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Joyce. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time ❤️

From:  Steve and Leanna Hartigan

Carla and family so sorry for the loss of your mom ,thoughts and prayer are with at this time

From:  Gail Dunn

So very sorry to hear of Joyce’s passing. Can remember many good times with Joyce, especially sitting around the kitchen table making those Kleenex “roses” to decorate the cars for Joyce and Victor’s wedding (praying it wouldn’t rain on their special day!), sharing good times at Ben Eoin and Red Islands, helping Larry and me celebrate our wedding in Glace Day,. Dell and Nedda will miss her terribly, but will get strength knowing that she is at rest with Victor and her Mom and Dad. With love and prayers

From Stephen & Larry

Dear Carla and family,
I am sorry for your loss. Joyce is/was such a beautiful lady with grace and composure with respect to her tribulations. She is a fine person and example for generations that follow.

From:  Phil Smith

Our sincere condolences to Joyce’s family at this sad time, May she Rest In Peace.

From:  Darlene Muise

My condolence to the family of Joyce, many memories slipped through my mind in remembering our summers in Ben Eoin as kids.

Sincerely, Gail Sampson Halifax

To all of the family of Joyce my sincere sympathy. May she RIP

From:  Marilyn Bates