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Joan Barbara Levy


Joan Barbara Levy
A graveside memorial service, in her memory, will be held Sunday, May 19th, 2024 at 1:30 p.m. in Park Cemetery, Kinburn Street, Mahone Bay. A reception to follow at Mahone Bay United Baptist Church hall, 56 Maple Street, Mahone Bay.

It is with a deep sense of loss that the family of the late Joan Barbara Levy (MacLeod) announce her passing on 20 December at the South Shore Regional Hospital.

Joan was born the youngest of five siblings, to Murdoch and Mary Anne MacLeod, in Hartsville, PEI, on July 24, 1935. She grew up on the farm with a strong appreciation for life, for hard work, and for the specialness of people. She was born into a family of strong faith, something that she carried with her all her life.

Joan was predeceased by her father Murdoch Alexander MacLeod, her mother Mary Anne MacLeod (MacDonald), her older sisters Katherine MacLeod, Margaret (Gilsky), and her brother Donald James MacLeod; daughter-in-law, Victoria Levy.

She is survived by her husband of 67 years Frank Levy (Mahone Bay), her older sister Florence MacLeod (Florida), her children Darryl (Anissa) from Oromocto, NB, daughter Norine (Don) from Hamilton, ON, and daughter Heather and her partner (USA). She is also survived by 3 nieces and a nephew, 3 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.

The picture that you see shows one of her most prominent features, her smile. Joan was known and loved for her willingness to care for people, to show people that they mattered. If you met her anywhere you could depend on two things, a warm wonderful smile, and a heartfelt hello. As a person of faith, she felt that it was important that people understood that they were important, special, valuable, and worth another person’s time.

Joan has been a fixture in Mahone Bay for many, many, years. People knew her and will always remember her gentleness, warmth, and willingness to care. She never forgot where she was from, PEI. She was always so happy to return to her roots, her home and the many members of family who lived and live on PEI, and the other members of family who always returned to visit.

She leaves us at a time that is difficult for some, Christmas. It is a time when people celebrate, but, some people encounter sadness. She would not want us to be sad, but instead to celebrate the life that she lived, the faith that she had. She would want us to take the time each day to help someone realize and remember that they are important, they are special, valuable. So, when you meet people say hello, and share a smile.

If you wish to make a charitable donation in her memory, the family requests that it be directed to the United Baptist Church, Mahone Bay.

Arrangements entrusted to the care of Mahone Funeral Home, P.O. Box 200, 32 Parish St., Mahone Bay, NS B0J 2E0 (902-624-8241). Online condolences may be sent to the family and obituary viewed by visiting:

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United Baptist Church
PO Box 373, 56 Maple Street
Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia
B0J 2E0
Phone: 902-624-9124
Email: [email protected]

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Service Date
Sunday, May 19, 2024