Arthur Funeral Home - Barton & Kiteley Chapel

492 Wellington Street East, Sault Ste. Marie, ON


Joyce Marilyn Covin

August 28, 1940March 24, 2020

COVIN, Joyce Marilyn (nee Bell) August 28, 1940 - March 24, 2020 - Peacefully at ARCH Hospice on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 in her 80th year. Wife and best friend of James Bernard (Bernie) Covin. Loving mother of Lori Encil (Alex), John Olmstead (Maureen) and Lianne Lawrence (Denis). Adored grandmother of the late Krista Harmer (Rob), Dawn Hines (Chris), Chase Encil (Keri), Chad Encil (Kaitlin), Ian Olmstead, Katherine Olmstead, late Robin Olmstead, Connor Olmstead, Joshua Lawrence (Brittany) and Michael Lawrence (Andrea). Great grandmother of five with two on the way. Cherished sister of the late Buddy Bell (late Elizabeth), Phyllis Kutschke (Wayne) and Susan Bovin (Archie). She will be missed by too many to mention including aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A private family service will be held, anyone wishing to honour her memory, please make a donation to ARCH Hospice. A special thank you to Dr. Blair Jarrett for his gentle kindness and compassion and an extra special thank you to the ARCH Hospice staff whose compassion and excellent care provided us all comfort in her final days. Arrangements entrusted to Arthur Funeral Home - Barton & Kiteley Chapel (492 Wellington St. E. - 705-759-2522). Please visit Arthur Funeral Home website obituaries to leave memories and condolences as a keepsake for the family.


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Joyce Marilyn Covin

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Donna King

March 25, 2020

Uncle Bernie, Lori, Leanne & John and extended family

My thoughts and prayers are with you all at the difficult time.

Aunt Joy gained her Angel wings, may she fly an watch over you and protect you. She had a good heart and would help in anyway she could, she won’t be forgotten.

I’ll always cherish the memories I had with Aunt Joy

Sue Key

March 25, 2020

Dear Bernie and family, I am so very sorry for your loss, Joy will be forever remembered in our hearts, as we remember her and all she did. I’ll be in touch as soon as it is allowed. Sue Key