Joyce Sooy

October 12, 1927May 12, 2019

Joyce Sooy, 91 of Emerson,passed away on Sunday May 14, 2019. She was born in Somers Point ,NJ to Helen and Earl Mckeen. She married Harry Sooy and raised five children, Eric, Linell, Lauren, Carolyn and Paul. She was a very dedicated mother. Grandmother to Caleb, Evan, Drew Lohsen, Tyler Raymond,Alyssa Genever, Jason and Ryan Pancoast, Levi and Gage Sooy. Great Grand Mother to ten Great Grand Children.

While being a Mom she dedicated herself to many causes . She was the President of the National PTA. She worked hard for the league of women voters, public funds for public schools,and common cause. She almost ran for office . Later on an event changed her life and it became her passion: Gun Control. She became the president of the Bergen - Passaic County NJ chapter of Million Mom March, President of the Bergen County Chapter of Cease Fire New Jersey.

She was an avid Traveler. She has been to almost every country with the exception of China, India and Russia. Absolutely loved it. She brought many along for trips. One of the most memorable was the safari she went on in Kenya.

She also loved to garden. her soil was the most challenging to work with and yet she had such a lovely display !!! All summer long , perinials to bloom intermittently.

She was an inspiration and a force to many and will be greatly missed!


  • Visitation Friday, May 17, 2019
  • Celebration of Life and Faith Saturday, May 18, 2019
  • Committal Service Saturday, May 18, 2019


Joyce Sooy

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