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Tall, Joyce “Tommie” (nee Stoddard)

In Loving Memory of Joyce “Tommie” Tall, 83 years who passed away peacefully on Monday, January 18, 2016 at the Maison Vale Hospice with her family by her side. Beloved wife of the late Martti Tall. Loving mother of Wendy Beauchamp (Bernie), Heather Farnel (Dan), Jane Tall (Pete Buffett), Tim Tall (Max) and Mardy Robert (James Cummings). Cherished grandmother of Wesley, Sarah, Evan, Nathan, Travis, Karleigh, Jordan, Haley, and step grandmother of Johnathan, Brandi, Kelsey and Shelby. Doting great-grandmother of Lizwe, Thandie, Abigail and Sadie. She was predeceased by her siblings Gloria Dubblestyne and Myrna Crossley. Born in Lower Ship Harbour, Nova Scotia, she was the daughter of the late Murray and Anna (Monk) Stoddard. Tommie began working for the town of Nickel Centre in May of 1973 and retired after 20 years of dedicated service in October of 1993. She was always there to lend an ear to anyone in need. A friend to all who knew her, young and old alike, a pillar of strength and encouragement to family and friends. She enjoyed spending many a weekend at her own little piece of paradise, on Lake Wahnapitae. There she could be found relaxing and listening to her music, especially her favourite song “Green Green Grass of Home”. Joyce instilled great values in her children. She was an angel on earth with her compassion and caring ways, always putting others before herself. She will be surely missed by all who knew and loved her. Special thank you to Claire Warren, Dr. Tenhunen and the support staff for their care and compassion. In keeping with Joyce’s wishes there will be no visitation or service. Donations in Tommie’s memory can be made to The Lung Association.

“Miss Me – But Let Me Go”

When I come to the end of the road
And the sun has set for me,
I want no rites in a gloom filled room
Why cry for a soul set free!

Miss me a little, but not too long
And not with your head bowed low,
Remember the love that we once shared,
Miss me, but let me go.

For this is a journey we all must take
And each must go alone;
It’s all part of the Master’s Plan
A step on the road to home.

When you are lonely and sick of heart
Go to the friends we know
And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds
Miss me, but let me go.

7 Condolences

  1. Sending Deepest and Sincere sympathies to you and your family Tim and Maxine.

    Posted by:Gail Firby
    January 23, 2016
  2. Sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Sending my condolences to all of you. Your Mom was always smiling & always seemed happy!

    Posted by:Christine Guenette-Rice
    January 23, 2016
  3. Heather and family…… We were so very sorry to hear of your mom’s passing… What a beautiful lady! Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you in the sorrow of your loss…May your love for her strengthen you take to each other as you navigate this most difficult time. Love Karyn, Glen, Kristen and Victoria

    Posted by:Karyn and Glen Geeza, Kristen and Victoria Chapman
    January 23, 2016
  4. On behalf of the Dahlvick family we send our love and prayers. As soon as I heard, I wondered off thinking about the old days and the fond memories of our families at both the summer and winter camps. Great memories will keep you close.

    Posted by:Tracy (Dahlvick) Saarikoski
    January 21, 2016
  5. So sorry to hear about your mom, Jane. Our thoughts are with you….take care.

    Posted by:Rae & Earl Laidley
    January 21, 2016
  6. In sorrow there is also peace. Hopefully you’re ‘up there’ finally tipping another one with the ‘ol man. Rest in peace ‘Hazel’, you were a great lady and never forgotten. ;-(

    Posted by:Mike Robert
    January 20, 2016
  7. I’ll forever cherish you in my heart, Nana.

    Posted by:Haley Tall
    January 20, 2016

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