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.
Dell and family
So sorry for the loss of your sister, Joyce.
May she Rest In Peace.
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
So sorry Lynn to hear about your mother’s passing. May she RIP.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time!
Carla and family I was so saddened to learn of your moms passing .. it has been a very difficult few years for you and your families.. we always hope our parents will stay with us forever but we are left with wonderful life lasting memories.. please pass on your condolences to your family and I will keep you and yours in my prayers
Joyce was a wonderful part of our lives. So many memories of her and Vic at every Casey family gathering here in HRM. Our girls, Michaela and Katie Ferguson, had bonus grandparents and they loved Joyce so much. Scott and I feel great sadness today for the loss of Joyce but feel comfort for her as she is with her sweet Vic. I will look to Joyce’s example when I need encouragement to be a great Mom and an amazing Nanny someday.
My sincere condolences to Lynn, Carla, Nadine and their families on the passing of their amazing mother,Joyce. It was 41 years ago July 27th that I met Joyce while on a rest period at the old Grace Maternity Hospital here in Halifax. We’ve been friends ever since. I feel blessed to had Joyce and her family as friends. May she forever Rest In Peace. Fly high my dear friend.
Carla so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing sending my condolences to you and all your family 💔💔🙏🏻
Lynn, Carla, and Nadine, I was so sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. My condolences to you and your families. Joyce was a dear friend to our family for as long as I can remember and I always think of her as someone who loved life and brought laughter with her everywhere she went. She will be missed by all who knew her.
I’m so sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. She really was a wonderful person. Please accept my condolences.
Lynn, Cara and Nadine
Sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
So sorry for your loss. May she rest in pece
The Thompson Family.
Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Stan and Estelle.
So sorry to hear about your beautiful Mom.She was such a lovely lady.She is at peace and with your dear Dad..Happy again to be together.Like the song say,There was another Angel around the throne.Anew star shines in the Heavens to watch over and keep you all safe.Hugs and love Gladys and Andrew Barter.🙏🙏🙏🙏🌹🌹🌹💕💕💕✝️✝️✝️✝️✨✨✨✨✨
Sending our sincere
condolences on the passing of your sister Joyce.
Gail and Mickey Gouthro
Carla, Lynn and Family, So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was such a kind lady with a wonderful smile. Thinking of you at this difficult time.
John and Lynn, Very nice write up for a fine life.
Sending love and prayers to Nadine, Lynn, Carla & families. She always had a great smile and laugh. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.