McInnes, Jocelyn Mary Muriel

In Loving Memory of Jocelyn Mary Muriel McInnes (nee Desjardins) 

It is with great sadness that the family of Jocelyn Mary Muriel McInnes (nee Desjardins) announce her passing on Monday, September 19, 2022, at the age of 90, at Health Sciences North, Sudbury, ON with loving family at her side.

Beloved mother of John Scott McInnes (Carina) and predeceased by Kelly Ann McInnes (Bill). Cherished daughter of the late William and Florange Desjardins. Loving sister of Rhea Harris (Ron) (predeceased), Colleen Desjardins, and William Desjardins. Loving Noni of John Kosar (Leeann), and Billy Kosar (Becca). Cherished great-grandmother of Colt and Bennett Kosar.  Jocelyn was also a loving aunt, cousin, dear friend, and community member. 

She spent her working career as a teacher with a special love and aptitude for music. Jocelyn had a passion for singing, playing the piano, and conducting music. She was a beloved member of the Northern Echoes Senior Choir as well as her choir at Saint Patrick's Church. She was also a member of the Retired Women Teachers of Ontario as well as the Retired Teachers of Ontario. 

Jocelyn was a kind, loving, and generous soul who brightened the lives of everyone she encountered. Jocelyn lived a long and full life who loved spending time with her family and friends. We will all miss her dearly.

The family will share time together but as per Jocelyn's wishes there will be no funeral service.


9 Condolences

  1. I’ve been in the choir with Jocelyn since 1955. I have many fond memories of her being a director and our time together. She will forever be missed. May you rest in piece.

    Yollande Demers

    By: Ranger's Cremation & Burial Services Ltd.
    October 7, 2022
  2. Our deepest sympathies on the loss of a wonderful woman. Rest In Peace.

    By: Glorianne And Willard Burke
    September 28, 2022
  3. I sang with Jocelyn in the St. Patrick’s choir and at many teacher functions as well as Northern Echoes. We enjoyed getting together at Tim’s with the group. My condolences to the family. I will miss her smile and beautiful voice.

    By: Mary A Humphrey
    September 26, 2022
  4. Sincere condolences. Thinking of you in such a sad moment.
    To William (Billy), Colleen, John Scott,
    and all of Jocelyn’ family.
    From your cousins of the PROULX family: HELENE, RITA, CONNIE, CLAUDETTE, ANNETTE

    September 25, 2022
  5. Beautiful lady, inside and out.
    May she rest in peace!

    By: Claudette Vrab
    September 25, 2022
  6. The Northern Echoes will miss our beloved director, Jocelyn who faithfully guided us from 1995 to 2022.

    By: Jeannine Longe
    September 24, 2022
  7. To the family – both John’s, Bill and their families. Please accept my sincere codolences on your mother’s and grandmothers’ passing. Jocelyn was a truly lovely woman who embodied kindness and caring to others.
    She will be missed..

    By: norah dougan
    September 24, 2022
  8. I have lovely memories of singing and socializing with Jocelyn. I will miss her. Rest In Peace.

    By: Valeria
    September 23, 2022
  9. On behalf of our St. Patrick’s CWL ladies, we are saddened to hear of Jocelyn’s passing. She was a longtime member of our Catholic Women’s League with 30 + years of service. We are having a mass said in Jocelyn’s honour on Thursday, October 6th at 9:00 a.m. St. Patrick’s church in Sudbury. The mass can also be viewed at
    May Jocelyn rest in peace.
    Angelika Beauchamp
    St. Patrick’s CWL Spiritual Development Chair

    By: St. Patick's CWL
    September 23, 2022

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