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Helen “Joy” Maze

Posted By Egan Funeral Home On May 14, 2019 @ 5:59 am In Bolton Area,Obituaries | 27 Comments

We are deeply saddened to announce that our beloved Joy left us on May 12, 2019 after a brief and courageous battle with cancer.

Joy was the adored and cherished wife of Richard (Rick) Maze, beloved mother of Lesley (Blaine Commandant) and Ian Maze. Loving Grandmother to Dana (Joe Astolfi), Rachel (Justin Galbraith), Kayla and Gary. She was also a very proud “G.G.” to Livia and Leo and Step-Nana to Brooke.

Joy was predeceased by her husband Rick Maze, her parents Sadie & Hugh McVeigh and brother Hugh McVeigh. She is survived by her treasured big sisters Kathleen (Cyril) Corry and Alice (David) Jamison in Northern Ireland. Dearest Sister-in-law of Joan (Peter) in Saskatchewan, Doug (Norma) and Ralph in Ontario.

Much loved Aunt of Alan (Sharon), Stephen (Sandra), Colin (Jackie), Ian (Lorraine), Colin, Cathy (Noel), Martin (Barb), Michelle (Charley), Amanda, Katie (Bryan), Michael (Angela), Martin (Melanie), Elizabeth and Great-Aunt to all of their children.

Joy will be very much missed by the extended families in Northern Ireland, Australia, California and Canada as well as her many friends, at home and abroad.

Joy was a medal-winning racing cyclist as a young woman in her native Northern Ireland. She had a classically-trained contralto voice and studied ballroom dancing as well as Irish dance in her youth. She met Rick, the love of her life, at the age of 20, and married him at 21. They left Belfast to pursue their mutual hopes and dreams wherever they might find them. Joy was outgoing with a contagious laugh and a marvellous sense of humour and consequently made friends wherever she went. She had a strong sense of right and wrong and fair play. Her children and grandchildren can certainly attest to having to toe the line but knowing at the same time, how very loved they all were. Even her children’s spouses and friends were subject to the same expectations and perhaps a niece’s husband on occasion. Joy loved animals and habitually fed and cuddled any stray landing on her doorstep.

Joy lost “her guy”, as she referred to him, in December 2017 and missed him dreadfully over the ensuing 17 months.  Our greatest wish and hope for her is that she has now been reunited with her darling Rick.

“How many loved your moments of glad grace,

And loved your beauty with love false or true,

But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you,

And loved the sorrows of your changing face;”

                                                                                                 W.B. Yeats

The family will receive their friends at Egan’s Funeral Home, 203 Queen Street S. (Hwy. 50), Bolton (905-857-2213) on Thursday May 16th, 2019. Visitation is from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. Service begins at 2pm with reception to follow.

If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Ontario S.P.C.A. and Humane Society.

Condolences for the family may be offered at www.EganFuneralHome.com


Condolences for the family of “Helen “Joy” Maze”

Condolence from Jackie Hodsdon on May 14th, 2019 9:33 am

our deepest sympathies to you, Leslie and Ian. Your parents were and intregal part of our family , we loved them dearly and they will be missed. We had many sing alongs with them. God bless them both. Lots of love from the Hodsdon family

Condolence from Patrick Murphy on May 14th, 2019 11:48 am

So shocked to hear of Joys passing . I will forever remember Joy’s Belfast accent and for her coaching and improving riding my 10 speed bike.
Rick and Joy were wonderful family and friends.
God bless
Patrick Murphy , Elaine and the Murphy clan

Condolence from Chornous Family on May 14th, 2019 11:55 am

Dana , we are so sorry for your loss. I know how much you loved your grandparents. At least take comfort that they are reunited . Sending love and prayers to your family xoxo

Condolence from Shirley Miyasaki on May 14th, 2019 12:16 pm

My deepest sympathy to you and the family.
From a co worker at Wainbee Limited
Shirley Miyasaki

Condolence from Nora and Terry Jones on May 14th, 2019 12:37 pm

Dear Lesley and Ian
So sorry for the loss of your mom. Such a grand lady.
We are away on a 3 week vacation so will miss the funeral. Our thoughts and prayers will be with the family.
Nora, Terry and the Jones family.

Condolence from terry grant on May 14th, 2019 1:00 pm

Leslie and Ian, sorry to hear of your lose.
Joy was a great lady and friend.

Condolence from Norma Berretty. on May 14th, 2019 1:16 pm

Rest in Peace Joy.
I’m so glad the suffering is over.
Lesley, Ian and Family Members my
Deepest Condolences.
Although Joy is gone her memory will ll always be tucked safely in our hearts.

Condolence from James Dunnett on May 14th, 2019 1:56 pm

Lesley and family.
So sorry to hear the sad news about Joy.Remember her fondly from our days working at Wainbee.
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Condolence from Sue Marques on May 14th, 2019 2:34 pm

Joy was a great lady, fun to be around, smart, witty, kind and generous. We will keep her in our hearts and memories and she will always be loved by our family. It was a great pleasure to have known both Joy and Rick for 27 years, as our boat neighbour and dear friends. RIP with your forever love, Rick. May your family find peace as you are laid to rest. XXOO Marques Family

Condolence from Alma laderoute on May 14th, 2019 2:47 pm

I will miss Joy and her wonderful outlook on life .She had great strength of character it reflected in the way she treated people and in her grieving the loss of Rick. The love they shared was wonderful to see! My thoughts are with you all as we share memories to precious to ever be forgotten

Condolence from Norma Kearney on May 14th, 2019 2:51 pm

My sincere condolences on the loss of your dear Mom, Lesley and Ian. She and your Dad were valued friends, and Bob and I spent many evenings over dinner and lively discussions. Be comforted in knowing that she and your Dad are reunited again.

Condolence from Ted & Betty Gryzick on May 14th, 2019 4:50 pm

Dear Lesley & Ian

Saying goodbye to parents we love is heartbreaking. May you find comfort in the special love and memories you shared with your Mom and Dad.
May Rick and Joy “Rest In Peace Together”.

Condolence from Helen McMahon on May 14th, 2019 7:09 pm

I’m so sorry for your loss, Joy was a strong, beautiful lady, I have so many precious memories. Sending you love at this very difficult time.

Condolence from Kate Stokes on May 14th, 2019 7:27 pm

Lesley and Ian,

Our hearts are deeply saddened by the loss of your Mom. I remember both your parents when I was younger up to my teenage years and walking down Gore Road to visit friends. Everyone knew Richard & Joy Maze’s home. They were a big part of Wildfield and we will miss them. Just know that angels have welcomed your mom with open arms. Rest in Peace Joy.

Kate Stokes

Condolence from Dale Sommer on May 15th, 2019 9:29 am

Dear Lesley and Family,

Just a note to say how very sorry I am to hear of Joy’s passing. She can rest in peace now with her beloved Rick. I believe that they are together. I will always be grateful for the Cousins Reunion we had and it was wonderful to see Rick and Joy again. We all have so many happy memories of the families sharing time together as we grew up. My heart and my thoughts are with you during this painful time. May you all be comforted by the many warm thought of those that care.

Much Love,
Dale Ortman

Condolence from Vittoria Laudari on May 15th, 2019 11:25 am

My heart is deeply saddened to lose such a beautiful, vibrant, funny, loving and caring friend and mother figure. I will NEVER forget how she was always ready to comfort and give great advice. My deepest condolences to everyone. I will forever hold her dear in my heart. Love you Joy and may God rest your soul. Vittoria, Giancarlo and Adriano…xoxoxo

Condolence from Diane Boyd on May 15th, 2019 11:55 am

Lesley, Ian and families,
We are so very sorry for your loss of your dear Mummy. She was one strong lady and I had the utmost respect for both her and your dad. May they rest in paradise together, however I think that their reunion will be more of a party in heaven!
Much love,
Diane, Chris and Kevin

Condolence from Noel and Cathy Fenning on May 15th, 2019 5:58 pm

Our deepest sympathy to you all our dearest cousins across the pond. We can’t find the words to tell you how sorry we are for the loss of Joy, but we feel she would want you all to smile and think fondly of her as we do, so we hope that you will find comfort in this poem…
You can shed tears that she is gone
Or you can smile because she has lived
You can close your eyes and pray that she will come back
Or you can open your eyes and see all that she has left
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her
Or you can be full of the love that you shared
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday
Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday
You can remember her and only that she is gone
Or you can cherish her memory and let it live on
You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back
Or you can do what she would want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on
All our love
Noel and Cathy xxx

Condolence from Kathleen Corry and Alice Jamison on May 15th, 2019 6:07 pm

We are broken hearted to hear of our dear sister Joy’s passing, and extend our deepest sympathies to Lesley-Ann, Ian and families.
Always in our hearts.
Love you all,
Kathleen and Alice

Condolence from Mario Lowi on May 15th, 2019 7:19 pm

Dear Lesley and family.

So sorry for your loss. I remember Joy fondly from working at Wainbee.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Mario and Wendy

Condolence from Lee & Pauline Hurst on May 16th, 2019 9:33 am

Dear Lesley and Ian
Words could never express just how sorry we are to hear of the passing of your Mom. The memories that I have have of my childhood with the Maze family will last forever. Even though we cannot be there for you today, please know that you are always in our hearts and thoughts.

Lee and Pauline

Condolence from Karen Bonokoski on May 16th, 2019 10:06 am

Lesley and Family:
Sorry for your loss. Mark and I had many “happy times ” with your mom and dad. Special memories forever!
Love to all
Karen (Foley) Bonokoski

Condolence from Lisa Grosdanis-Chiodo on May 17th, 2019 10:35 pm

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. Joy was a wonderful person, a kind hearted person and she will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family.
Lisa Grosdanis Chiodo
Dr Wagman’s office

Condolence from Lisa Chiodo (Dr Wagman’s office) on May 28th, 2019 7:35 pm

My deepest condolences on the passing of Joy. Joy was a Remarkable woman… she will be missed deeply and greatly. May she always Rest In Peace with her beloved husband Rick

Condolence from Karen Ferrell Epps on July 21st, 2019 7:59 am

I am so sorry to hear of Joy’s passing and will miss her posts on our Brat pages. Sending thoughts and hugs.

Condolence from Dave Godfrey on July 21st, 2019 1:33 pm

Our deepest condolences from all the members of the Brats group. Although we had never met, it was as if we knew each other as friends through the common times spent at 3 Wing RCAF Station Zweibrucken Germany. Joy will be dearly missed.

Condolence from Dawn Boston on July 21st, 2019 4:11 pm

I was so saddened to hear Joy has left this world. It was so wonderful to share news and ideas with her. I cannot imagine how difficult it must be for all of her family and close friends. May your memories of her bring you comfort as you come to terms with your loss. Rest well my friend, may you find your beloved Rick and enjoy eternity together.

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