Joan Madeleine Foy

8 January, 193213 May, 2021

In Loving Memory

It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of our loving, generous, and caring Mom, Joan Madeleine Foy. Joan passed away on Thursday, May 13, at the age of 89.

Devoted and much loved mother, Joan is survived by her five children, Mary Foy, Katherine Amodeo, Trish Foy, Annie Foy, and Chris (Joanna) Foy. Sadly missed by her brother, Bill Reeder.

Proud and amazing Grand Nans, so full of Love and Light, to Alex, Jennifer (Nikita), Jonathon (Alex), Caitlin, Carly, Rachel, Serafina (Taylor), Andrew, Audrey and Cate. Great-grand Nans to Tyler, Anastasia, Oliver, Elliot, and due in September - Baby Kramarovsky and Baby James.

Joan was a dedicated and passionate critical care nurse who pioneered Palliative Care at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. Gifted with vision and initiative, Joan also co-founded Interlink Services where she lovingly served patients in the community who were diagnosed with cancer. Joan will be missed by the many people she touched with her deep compassion and empathy. In gratitude, Joan described her work with her patients and their families as the “privilege of my life”.

Joan is treasured by her many wonderful, supportive friends who remember her warmth, sense of humour, insights, and beautiful heart. We were all so blessed to have had Joan in our lives, giving us a lasting memory of her love, strength, joy and wisdom.

Many thanks to the Palliative Care team at Sunnybrook Hospital for their support and kindness.

Family and friends will be notified of the date for the funeral Mass to be celebrated in honour of our Mom. Online condolences may be left here on the Kane-Jerrett Funeral Home website.

I believe that when death closes our eyes We shall awaken to a light, of which our very sunlight is but the shadow.


  • Private Funeral Mass

    Saturday, 26 June , 2021


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Berry Amato

26 June 2021

It,’s been many years since I met Joan, when she lovingly cared for my late husband and our whole family through a difficult time. Alec was able to peacefully die at home , due to Joan’s care. We became close friends and had many good times together. She will be greatly missed and her memory will always live on.

Carol Simmerling

6 June 2021

The Webster Simmerling family were saddened to hear of Joan's passing. Joan played a significant role in our lives as she lovingly supported our mother Eleanor Webster in her journey with cancer. Joan's bountiful kindness and generosity allowed our family to find peace and serenity during this challenging time. Her guidance and support made this difficult time manageable as she showed us the way. I will always remember Joan as a caring, thoughtful and selfless individual who offered endless support and kindness to everyone she knew. Sending love to all the Foy family, Carol Simmerling, for the Webster Simmerling family.

Catherine Scott

25 May 2021

My sincere condolences my dear friend Mary to you and your family. Although I only met your mother briefly on a few occasions I remember how kind and caring she was. May she Rest In Peace with the angels. Love Cathy

caitlin amodeo

25 May 2021

My sweet nans. You were so loved. We will always miss you and remember such great times shared. ❤️

Ailish Dolan

22 May 2021

In remembrance and with my deepest sympathy, I embrace you in your sorrow.
Ailish xo

A Cherished Life -

The dearest of dears
The most joyous of smiles
A beautiful heart
Beating always for others

The loveliest of ladies
The most caring of Mothers
A cherished life
At peace now with the angels

George James

21 May 2021

Joan is as strong as a rock and gentle as a rose. Will always remember her compassion, caring heart and kind soul.
Love Sheliagh and George

Barbi Rosen

19 May 2021

My deepest condolences to the entire Foy Family. Your Mom and Nana was a lovely person who showed compassion to all. She will be missed and remembered always as being a wonderful person......May She Rest In Peace. May all of you be comforted by only happy memories of times spent with her.
With Love, Barbi

Bobby Koven

15 May 2021

A true great human with a magic touch ,soothing tone and authentic caring for how are you’ doing “dear”

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