Page, Catherine “Joyce”

February 02, 1931 ~ January 25, 2022

PAGE, Catherine “Joyce” – Age 90, of Petrolia formally of Brigden, passed away at Fiddick’s Nursing Home, Petrolia on Tuesday, January 25, 2022. Beloved wife of  Ralph Arnold (1974) and John Page (1994). Loving mother of Janet (Brian) Edgar, David (Jill) Arnold and Carol (Maurice) Lebert. Special grandmother to Allison (Jessica) Edgar, James (Vanessa) Edgar, Joy (Bryan) Carter, and Philip Lebert. Special great grandmother of Garrett, Erik, Savannah, Lylah and Lincoln. Stepmother of Jim (Shelley) Page and Martha (Colin) Brownlee and  their families of British Columbia. Survived by sister Patricia Barnier and sister -in- law Helen McCoy. Predeceased by her parents Clarence and Katie McCoy, sister Margaret Shortt, brothers Jack and Larry McCoy, brothers-in-law Mike Shortt and Richard Barnier, sister -in-law Diane McCoy. Joyce was loved by many nieces, nephews and friends and will be missed by all who knew her. Mom was born in Detroit MI but resided in Brigden her entire life.  Despite her birthplace, Mom was always a Canadian proud of her Scottish and Irish heritage.  She attended school in Brigden and Petrolia, and was a graduate of Chatham Public General Hospital Nursing class of 1952.  She was a lifelong faithful member of Brigden United Church,  a community supporter and volunteer. Mom enjoyed travel and was fortunate to make many trips across Canada, the US, and Europe. For several years she enjoyed winters in Arizona and summers in British Columbia. We would like to express our gratitude to the staff of Fiddick’s Nursing Home for the care and kindness consistently shown to Mom and our family.

Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Friday January 28. Due to Covid-19 restriction, those who wish to attend must wear a mask and RSVP with a time to attend the visitation at

Funeral Service
A private family funeral service will take place at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Saturday January 29. Friends and family can join us on Zoom at 2pm. 

Sympathy may be expressed through donations made by cheque to Brigden United Church.

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  1. Janet, Brian, Dave, Jill, Carol, Moe and families. Our deepest condolences in the loss of your Mom. She must have been a lovely person to raise such a nice family. Treasure your wonderful memories.

  2. Sending thoughts of peace and comfort to the family upon the passing of Joyce. I will always be grateful for the kindness shown me during my Brigden years. Love, Mary Baird MacPherson

  3. Janet, David, Carol and the entire family. Just wanted to express our sympathies and thoughts with Aunt Joyce’s passing. She was an angel on earth and will be a beloved one in heaven!

  4. To all the Family of Joyce Page also her sister Patricia I was sad to hear the passing off Joyce was a lovely caring lady , will be sorely missed . We have lots of memories our stay in Canada also Joyce over in Scotland , our deepest sympathies to you all xxx

  5. Janet, David, Carol & Families: my sincere sympathies go out to all. Your precious Mom/Grandma/Sister was such a sweet lady. I remember her walking daily in town, speaking kind words to everyone she met. She had such a quality of making you feel special. So friendly speaking & waving from afar letting you know she saw you. So dedicated to her family, friends & church. What a beautiful lady she was. Will always remember her kindness, smile & her love for life. May God comfort you all at this sad time with wonderful memories of a life well lived. Much love to all. ❤️

  6. Janet, David, Carol and families, as so many others have said before me, she was the most graceful and kindest person I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. She had a way to make a person feel special. We are all so much richer to have known her, My deepest sympathies to you all.

  7. DEar Janet , David, Carol and families We send our deepest sympathy to you at the lose of your beautiful mother and grandmother. One of God’s greatest gifts is the gift of memories.May yours comfort you in the difficut days ahead.

  8. Janet and Families
    Sorry to read of your Mom’s passing. She was a lovely lady and I so enjoyed booking travel for her and the family through the years. Mrs. Page was alway such a pleasure to deal with. (you too Janet)
    Relish your memories and hold them close.

  9. So sorry to hear of Joyce’s passing. For as long as I can remember, she was part of Brigden – a good neighbour and a loyal family friend. Condolences to the McCoy family and their in-laws and a particular thought for those I remember best – sister Patricia and daughter Janet, as well as their families.

  10. Our family would like to send our condolences regarding your Mom. She was always so pleasant, so happy, so graceful and will be missed greatly, I know!!
    But she is now in the arms of Jesus, walking on streets of gold, surrounded by love…. what could be better.
    Thinking of you. Praying for God’s Peace and Love for you all.

  11. Sincere sympathy to you, Patricia, on the passing of your dear sister, Joyce. She was a dear friend to many and I know you will miss her so much. I really enjoyed my surprise visit with you at our dear friend, Lynda’s place, before this awful COVID came along. You will have many great memories of your family times together. Marie Sheppard

  12. Janet, David, Carol & families, We have lost a beautiful soul who touched so many of our lives with kindness, compassion & encouragement. What an honor & privilege to know Joyce. Memories will live in our hearts always. R.I.P. You will be missed.

  13. Dave &Jill
    So sorry to read of your loss. It is never easy to loose a parent at any age. From reading people’s stories and the obituary she had a life well lived. Our deepest condolences

  14. Janet, David, Carol, Patricia and families, where do I start, Joyce was a friend, a neighbor, a Sunday School teacher and inspiration to me, She always had a kind word and smile. She was loved many and will be missed by everyone who knew her. They say the save the best for last and she’s the last of our neighborhood parents. Good Bye sweet lady ,

  15. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you at this difficult time. May god bless all of you and all your memories of Joyce bring you comfort.

  16. Janet, David, Carol and families:
    We were so sorry to hear of Joyce’s passing. I have fond memories of Joyce and her friendship with our family during our Brigden years. Joyce’s radiant smile and friendly personality will always be something I’ll treasure. Our thoughts are with all of you at this difficult time. Sincerely Ian and Wendy LeConte and family

  17. Janet, Dave, Carol and families so sorry to hear of Joyce passing. Joyce always had such a positive attitude, giving spirit and love for family and community. We enjoyed seeing Joyce and visiting with her on her daily walks, she was always smiling and looking good. Cherish your memories of Joyce she was a true treasure.

  18. We are so sorry 😢 We will miss her a great deal especially me at Friendship Sending prays 🙏and hugs to both of you

  19. To Joyce’s family,
    So sorry to hear that your Mom and Grandmother has passed away.
    Joyce was just a wonderful kind and friendly person. I always enjoyed chatting with her..
    My sincere sympathy to all of you
    Marilyn Shaw

  20. Janet/Brian Carol/Maurice David/Jill and families also her sister Patricia Barnier I was saddened to hear of the passing of your Mum and my cousin Joyce was a wonderful caring lady and will be sadly missed by all I will remember fondly my holiday to Brigdon and staying with Joyce also great memories of Joyce and John when they came to visit in Scotland R I P Joyce God Bless

  21. Janet and family: Please accept my condolences on your loss! I always enjoyed talking to your mom and seeing her smile when I would run into her in Brigden. I hope the memories throughout the years will continue to give you joy. Julie Wray

  22. David, Janet and Carol, We are saddened to hear of the passing of your Mom. So many memories over the years; her smile, love of family and how she looked forward to building the first snowman each winter. Thanks for the memories, Joyce. Love, Helen and Shannon McCoy

  23. Dear Janet, Brian, David, Jill, Carol, Maurice and my dear friend Pat. To hear that Joyce passed away is very sad news. She was a wonderful person, respected by all for her kindness and compassion and the love she had for her family. She always had a sparkle in her eyes and a beautiful smile. She will definitely be missed but has left many good memories for you to hold onto. Love Jan

  24. Janet, Dave and Carol and all your families, Sincere sympathy on the passing of Joyce. The beautiful picture is how we will always remember Joyce as she greeted us with a cheery hello. You will have lots of good memories of your Mom and Grandmother. RIP Joyce

  25. Janet, Brian, Dave, Jill, Moe and Carol, sending our sincere condolences to you and your families. I always found Joyce to be kind and cheerful, and an all round beautiful person.

  26. We are so sorry to hear of Joyce’s passing. She was so good to Aleta and we enjoyed her company always. at Brigden Park Place and at the Arnold reunions especially. Her butter tarts were so delicious-second to none. Joyce always had a lovely smile and greeting. Thinking of you all at this sad time. We will miss her cheery personality..
    Brian and Kathy Marsh

  27. Although I never spent a lot of time with Joyce, I was lucky enough to experience our river cruise a few years ago with her, my husband Gene Smith and Paul Phillips. I found out how much she loved to walk and experience new places and things and enjoy life. She was special.

  28. My sincere condolences to the Arnold and Page families in the loss of a wonderful lady. She will be missed by everyone that was fortunate enough to cross paths with her. Cliff sure enjoyed their visits! May she rest in peace! Thinking of you in my prayers. Edith Stokes.

  29. Janet and family
    My sincere sympathy to you following your mother’s death. I have such happy memories of my “annual visit” with her. Also I was pleased to be on her calling list and enjoyed lots of good Brigden United Church dinners. She was a wonderful person.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  30. Janet, David, Carol and their families. Our family have been friends of you Mom for many years.
    She was one of the most kind, loving and caring people that you could ever meet.
    Our deepest sympathy to you all. Earle and Joanne

  31. Janet, Caro;. David and families
    Sincere condolences on Joyce’s passing, she was a truly kind and caring women. I have missed seeing her on my morning walks the past three years as well as the euchre games at the Seniors home in Brigden. She always had a kind word and a smile for everyone.

  32. Janet, Brian, Dave, Jill, Moe and Carol, sending sincere condolences to you in the loss of your mother. The tributes for her tell of a wonderful person who lived a great life.

  33. We are sad to learn of Joyce’s passing, and remember her fondly from our pre-Covid visits with her friend Betty, while in Retirement at Fiddick’s. Our most sincere condolences to Janet & Brian, Dave & Jill, Carol & Moe and families, keeping you in our thoughts at this difficult time.

  34. I was saddened to hear of Joyce’s passing. I have fond memories of her growing up. She was a beautiful person both inside and out. I wish Janet, David, Carol and their families lovely memories.

  35. We were very sorry to hear of Joyce’s passing. We didn’t know her well but she seemed like a wonderful and caring woman. We are sending hugs and Prato all the family.

  36. Dear Fam.,
    Reading over these 30+ condolences I find the common denominator – a wonderful, lovely, loving woman, cherished by so many and remembered so fondly by all that knew her. How perfect a description. It was very easy to love her as we did immediately when she and John came to spend that first summer with us, right after they married. We got to know your family through stories and pictures and that continued til the end. She will always have a huge and permanent place in our hearts and memories.
    So very sorry a woman of Joyces caliber had to leave this earth. I will miss her terribly.
    Love Shelley and Jim Page and family

  37. Hello family. I’m so very sorry for your loss. I will always remember the joyous summers spent with Aunt Joyce and all of you. Much love from Colorado. Joni (McLaughlin) Zigan

  38. Joyce was a wonderful lady. She loved to chat, and always made everyone feel welcome. We all loved her! She would always ask me how grandma was, and how ironic it is that they passed away on the same day, and will be at the same funeral home on the same days. That is true friendship. My condolences to you all.

    -Rachel Garrett
    Activity Aide from Fiddick’s Nursing Home

  39. My condolence to the family. Joyce was a caring, outgoing person always enjoyed time spent talking with her.

  40. We were sadden to read about Joyce’s passing. She was a gracious lady and we often had a visit wherever we met her.
    Our Sincere Sympathy to You All
    Bill & Lois Miller

  41. Janet and Brian, David and Jill and Carol and Maurice and Families. We are so sorry for the loss of your Mom. I have known Joyce my whole life but got the pleasure of spending time with her at the Seniors. She was a very kind and well liked lady with a great deal of independence. She will be missed. Hoping good memories will help ease your sorrow at this time. Sincerely Ron and Jackie Atmore.

  42. Dear Janet, Dave, Carol and your families. Sending my deepest sympathy in the passing of your beautiful caring mother. She remains a cherished lady in my Brigden memories. Oh her joyful laugh! RIP Joyce.

  43. Joyce was a dear friend of Betty Hackett. Betty told some wonderful stories of Joyce and their friendship.
    Deepest sympathy to the Arnold family.
    Jeff and Beth Hackett

  44. Sorry to hear about Joyce. She was a wonderful lady. Treasure your memories. Mom enjoyed their visits very much.
    Terrie Farr(Snell)

  45. Saddened to read the news of your mom, Janet, David & Carol & families. May all your memories give you comfort at this difficult time. Deepest sympathies to you all.
    Penny Phillips (nee McGuire)

  46. Our heartfelt thoughts to all of your families. Joyce was a beautiful lady. Cherish all your memories in your hearts forever. 💕

  47. So very sorry to hear about Joyce. She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her. She was a grand lady always had a nice word for everyone. I would have to to say I will always remember when I think of her she always looked perfect nothing out of place. Thinking of you all at this sad time.
    Jackie South

  48. Janet, Brian, Carol, Maurice, David and Jill
    So sorry to read this sad news. She was a lovely lady, a friend to everyone.

  49. Janet, Brian, Carol, Maurice, David and Jill, and family. Just thinking about Joyce as she had an upcoming birthday to celebrate. You all have been fortunate to have had her in your lives for so many years. Although her passing brings sadness to so many know that she will be remember for the beautiful, kind and generous woman she was. My family have admired her since the day we met. Sincere condolences to you all, she will be missed and we treasure the memories we have of dear Joyce.

  50. Janet and Brian,Carol and Maurice ,Jill and David. So sorry to hear of your Moms passing. Joyce was a great lady and l have many fond memories Especially cleaning out the furnace room and no one missed a thing. Also she was a PGH grad and enjoyed going to alumnae dinner in Chatham.. A life well lived . Hugs to you all Remember the good times.

  51. So sorry to hear that Joyce has passed. My sincere condolences to Joyce’s family. You will have many wonderful memories to share.

  52. Joyce was such a beautiful smiling lady who lived a nice long life. I know she will be greatly missed by family and friends. I was always happy to have conversations with Joyce at the ‘after church worship’ coffee socials. She was good at complimenting the music that was played and the anthems I chose for the Brigden United church choir. May peace be with all of you at this time. Sincerely, MaryBeth Edgar, organist/choir director at Brigden United Church.

  53. Janet and Brian, David and Jill, Carol and Morris and the families we are so sorry to hear of Joyce’s passing. She was a beautiful lady and will be missed. My mom thought the of world of Joyce and considered a great friend. Sendings hugs and reflect on all the good memories.

  54. Please accept our sincerest condolences on losing your Mother/Grandmother. Joyce was a kind lady who always had a smile on her face and something good to share. We hope that your memories of this wonderful lady will bring you some peace during this difficult time.
    Miami Fader & Cindy Kramer

  55. Sorry for the passing of your Mom. She had a good life and will be remembered by many. Gord and Barb Leaper

  56. We are so saddened to hear of the passing of Joyce. She was a lovely lady that showed such kindness to everyone she knew, always had a smile on her face & went out of her way to help others. May you receive some comfort from your memories of such a wonderful mom, grandmother & great grandmother. Our condolences to all family members.
    Dorothy Pettit, Jane & Brian Racher ❤️🤗

  57. Dear Janet, Carol & David and spouses, and children, and grandchildren: Frank & I were so very sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom . I was crushed when I read this. Joyce was a dear friend of my mother-in-law and father-in-law. She was one of the most loving, kind, patient ladies I know. I adored her sparkle and smiles during visits and euchre nights Please accept our most sincere condolences! Leslie & Frank Vye

  58. Condolences to family & friends of Joyce Page as everyone that knew her were always welcomed by her as family. Our love sent from the LeConte family as her neighbours and friends for her life.

  59. Janet, Brian, and family,
    So sorry to read about the passing of your mother/mother-in-law/grandmother. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. May pleasant memories bring you peace.
    Michael and Cathy

  60. May the many ‘joys’ of Joyce; the love, the laughter, the generosity and the joy of life be remembered as we celebrate the life of this lovely lady. Definitely another angel on high. You will be missed and remembered with a smile in our hearts.💔🙏♥️

  61. David and Jill, Janet and Brian, Carol and Moe and families

    Al and I were saddened to learn of Joyce’s passing. Let your loving memories of your Mom help you through this most difficult time.

  62. Janet,Dave,Carol and families…..sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing…sounds like she lived a very fulfilled life…please accept my sincere condolences at this time….Bernie Baillargeon,Windsor,Ont

  63. To all the family of Joyce’s, my deepest sympathy of the loss of an energetic woman and mom. May warm memories comfort you in the days ahead. God bless you with compassion at this time.
    Marie (Dawson}Stephenson