Jayne’s Funeral Home

7 Birch Street, Digby, NS


Joy G Amirault

May 20, 1960July 6, 2020
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Amirault, Joy age 60, passed away suddenly at Valley Regional Hospital in Kentville with family by her side. Born in Digby, NS she was the daughter of Mildred Simms, and the late Harold Simms Jr.

Joy was an exceptional adult learning instructor at DALA, who consistently went above and beyond for her students. Joy was the treasurer of the Betterment Association. She was also on the committee for the J.A.C, and an active community member. Joy’s name certainly covered her personality, and she will definitely be remembered for her beautiful spirit, contagious smile, and willingness to help others.

Joy is survived by her daughters, Nicole and Toni (Michael) and special son, Alex. Sisters, Lillian (Randy), Bonita (Mike), Tammy (Kevin), and special sister Arthurine, Judy, and Sandra. Brothers, Lee, Todd (Leta), Ward (Donna), Tracey (Theri), and Guy. Grandchildren, Kaiden, Quincey, Lorenzo, and Kaori. And many nieces and nephews who will miss her dearly. Special friends, Celia, Jocelyn, and June. Besides her father, Joy was predeceased by her husband Mark Amirault.

Cremation has taken place under the care of Jayne’s Funeral Home, Digby. Donations in memory of Joy can be made to the Acaciaville Baptist Church, 124 Acaciaville Road, Digby, Nova Scotia, BOV 1A0. . Please share a memory or leave a condolence at www.jaynesfuneralhome.com


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Lee Jarvis

July 19, 2020

I’m so sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences to family and friends.

Sheri MacNeil

July 19, 2020

"Mon Joie", my Joy, will forever be in my heart. Heartfelt condolences to Joy's family, and all of her friends . . . as we share in this loss of a remarkable teacher, a beautiful friend, and a cherished family member. To know Joy was a gift, to be her friend was an honor.

You will be missed always, and loved forever.

Sheri, Marina and Alex

Maxine MacLean

July 16, 2020

Our deepest sympathy is extended to all of the family during this difficult time. I was pleased and honoured to have taught with Joy at the Digby Community Education Centre for many years. Her compassion and dedication showed every day were immeasurable and her laughter was contagious.
Joy touched many and each one of us is blessed to have had her in our lives.
Love and prayers,
Maxine & David MacLean
Matthew and Katie

Keith Mackintosh

July 15, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Thinking of the entire family.

Inez Irving

July 14, 2020

My deepest sympathy to the family on the loss of such a wonderful and beautiful soul. Joy had a smile for everyone that she met, I would run into her at Bethany bin and we always had a little chat she will be missed by all that had the fortune to know her,

Lenore Sweeney

July 14, 2020

I was blessed to have known Joy in friendship during my time spent working together at DALA. Her joyful spirit, kind heart and laughter will stay in the hearts and memories of all who knew and loved her. My thoughts and prayers are with her loved one's during this sad time. Rest in peace Joy, until we meet again. Lenore, Jamie, Caleb and Quintin

Rod Franklin

July 14, 2020

I remember Joy's perpetual smile, her warm and relaxed persona, and especially how welcoming she was to me as a newly hired instructor with DALA in 1998. I wish her safe passage to the next stage of her journey.

Nancy Cromwell Graham

July 14, 2020

It is hard to know what to say at this difficult time . I would like to say that it has been a pleasure to have known Joy. She took an interest in everyone she came in contact with, She will be remembered by that beautiful smile and laughter😁 .I know that your hearts are weighted with anxiety , but as time goes by your pain will ease. (Revelation 21:3,4) 💕❤️💕 My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Heather Chaldecott

July 13, 2020

I had the great honour of sharing a room with Joy at the Kentville Hospital. In those mere five days we shared many stories and of course laughter. Not ONCE did Joy seem to feel sorry for herself.
Her family , friends and students meant the whole world to her .
Joy phoned me before her operation and was going to call me after. My heart is broken so I can’t imagine what you are feeling .
Your Joy will influence the rest of my life .....
Most sincere condolences to you all 💕
Heather Chaldecott

Lynn Smith Smith

July 12, 2020

I want to express, my very sincere & deepest condolences, to the Simms family. Joy, had a beautiful smile & such a wonderful, sense of humour. She will be missed. Love & Prayers ❤️