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Mary Joyce McBride

McBRIDE, Mary Joyce (External Affairs Spouse - Retired) In hospital at Almonte surrounded by the love of her family on Sunday, June 24, 2007. Joyce McCagg of Carleton Place, age 67 years. Sadly missed by her husband, Mervyn Brent, sons Phil & Ron and daughter Kathy (Gregg) Greenwood.

Her grandchildren Zoe, Franklin & Johanna. Her brothers Neil (Joyce), Boyd (Anita), Bruce (Lou) & Hugh (Margaret) McCagg. Sisters Helen & Gladys (Eldon) Hereault. Predeceased by her parents, Fred & Mary McCagg, Sister Marian & Half-Brother & Sisters, Cecil, Marjory & Melba  Joyce was a brave lady who willingly traveled the world as a Foreign Service Communicator's wife, raising her children in such faraway places as New York - Lima - Accra - Brussels - Mexico & Bonn. She was a devoted wife and fantastic mother and she was a true modern day pioneer adapting to every situation. The product of her endeavors is her great children who loved her dearly.

A special thanks to her sister, Helen for all the help and support, my brothers and their wives, Gordon & Shirley and Kent & Juliette, also the dedicated Nurses from Bayshore Access Centre and the Red Cross. To Dr. Dolan who devoted his time and care to Joyce and the Nurses at the Almonte General Hospital who are second to none as well as Kathy & Karen of Perth Hospital. Dr. Gertler and the staff at the Cancer Clinic. Thanks to our friends Ken & Fran Hoban, Gary & Maureen Langille and Joe & Ev Thompson. To the Pharmacists at Shoppers Drug Mart in Carleton Place - Ghada, Suzanne & Wendy. Respecting Joyce's wishes her cremated remains will be taken to Austin United Church, Quebec to reside with her Mom & Dad, where a graveside ceremony will take place at a later date. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of the C. R. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL 127 Church Street, Almonte, 613-256-3313 Donations in memory of Joyce may be made to the Ottawa Cancer Clinic and would be much appreciated. Condolences: crgamblefuneralhome@bellnet.ca or, alternatively, mervcdn (at) yahoo.com
Published in the Ottawa Citizen from 6/25/2007 - 6/26/2007.

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