McFarlane, Joyce Diana

The family of Joyce Diana McFarlane (nee Barker) announce with sadness her passing on Tuesday, July 19, 2022, at the age of 96.

Predeceased by her loving husband Doug of 49 years, her mother Florence Barker and father Jack.  Joyce was the loving and caring mother of Laurie James (Glyn), Craig McFarlane (Susan) and Ginny McFarlane (Bill).  She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Erin James (Derek), Evan James (Tiffany), Summer Cumberland (Dan), Lindsay McFarlane, Craig McFarlane (Lauren), Robin Schulman (Alex) and Douglas Bishop (Alix).  She will be missed by great grandchildren Eileigh, Brynn, Connor, Coen, Jaxon, Cameron, Zoe and Piper.

Joyce loved music and was a member of a choir most of her life.   She sang in the Meaford United Church Choir for many years.  She loved attending church services and concerts.  She was an amazing baker, sewer and knitter. She volunteered at her church and was the treasurer for her UCW group for many years. Joyce was an avid Blue Jays fan and knew all their stats.  She was a kind, gentle, thoughtful soul and she will be sadly missed by so many.

A service for Joyce will be held at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Meaford, on Wednesday, July 27 at 11 o’clock with visitation one hour prior to the service.  All are invited to a reception at the Meaford United Church following the interment.   Rev. Ed Hoekstra from St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Owen Sound will be officiating.  As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Meaford United Church (Cheques Only), St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (Cheques Only), Chapman House Hospice or the Owen Sound Hospital Foundation would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON   N4L 1B9 to whom arrangements have been entrusted.


Wednesday, July 27, 2022
Ferguson Funeral Home in Meaford from 10 until 11 a.m.

Wednesday, July 27, 2022 11:00 AM
Ferguson Funeral Home in Meaford

Donations: Meaford United Church (Cheques Only Please), St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (Cheques Only Please), Chapman House Hospice or the Owen Sound Hospital Foundation
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Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Wendy ROGERS
    Thursday, July 21, 2022

    My condolences Joyce always spoke of her family whenever we met, and of course her mother was a great Blue Jay fan that was always a topic. Your mother will certainly be missed.

  2. David and Kathy Sled
    Friday, July 22, 2022

    We offer our condolences to all the members of Joyce’s family. We enjoyed her company especially at the 55+ Friendship Club meetings. She always wore a smile and was very cheerful and she really enjoyed the Toronto Blue Jays! Joyce enjoyed wearing bright coloured sweaters and she always had her lipstick on. We will miss Joyce and are happy to have had the pleasure of knowing her for a few short years.

    David and Kathy Sled

  3. Unita Dinsmore
    Saturday, July 23, 2022

    Dear Laurie:
    We are saddened for you in the death of your Mom. In reading about her, we could see that you were very much like her, in your involvement in the church. I think I am right in thinking that she was the one who made the wonderful displays in the lobby of the Meaford Nursing home – they were imaginative and beautiful. We send you our love, prayers, and kind thoughts, knowing there is no right time to lose our Moms.
    Spike and Unita

  4. Barb Stadnyk
    Tuesday, July 26, 2022

    Sincere condolences to you Laurie, Craig, Ginny (and all your families) on the passing of your Mom. She will be sadly missed. May all your incredible memories you shared bring you comfort. We send family love & prayers. Barb Stadnyk, Patricia Tiveron & Joyce McFarlane

  5. Sharron and Don Colter
    Wednesday, July 27, 2022

    Our sympathies are being sent to you and your family on the loss of your mother.
    Thinking of you and knowing the loving care that you provided to your mother.


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