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Vivian Joyce (Myalls) Hannem Moffatt

April 21, 1934 ~ July 25, 2018 (age 84)


Vivian Joyce Hannem Moffatt

North Sydney

It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of Vivian Joyce Moffatt on Wednesday July 25th, 2018 at Miner’s Memorial Manor, Sydney Mines, NS.  Born in North Sydney on April 21,1934, Joyce was the daughter of the late Capt. Wallace and Frances Myalls.  Joyce will be remembered by family and friends for her kindness, thoughtfulness and generosity. She was very much a “straight shooter” and never hid what was on her mind. She also loved to engage in conversation with strangers, friends and family alike.

Joyce is survived by her sons, Wallace (Susan) Hannem of Timberlea, NS; Rev John (Merri-Sue) Hannem of North Sydney, NS; and Roland (Beth) Hannem of Yarmouth, NS.  Also her 10 grandchildren Jane (Jonah) Scott, Halifax, NS; Rev. Louise (Thom) Knowles, Timberlea, NS; Dr Stacey Hannem, Paris,ON; David (Meghan Salem) Hannem, Greenwood, NS: Denise (Stephen) Jolley, and Mark Hannem of Sherwood Park, AB;  Aaron (Karen) Hannem and Zephaniah Hannem of Winnipeg, MB; Nicole (Mike) Silver, Yarmouth, NS;  Bhreagh (Dan) Rowe of Mississauga, Ont. and 4 step grandchildren,   Laura Fevens (Troy Sloan) Yarmouth, NS; Christina Fevens,  Shelburne, NS; Jocelyn Leblanc (Matthew Cormier) Yarmouth, NS; Allison Leblanc Yarmouth, NS.   Also survived by 17 great grandchildren, 5 step-great grandchildren, her brother Wallace (Madonna) Myalls of New Minas, NS and numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents she was predeceased by her first husband, Roy Hannem; her second husband Charles Moffatt; her son Gordon Hannem; brother Ronald Myalls; and sister Valda Maxwell

The family would like to express special thanks to Dr. Paul Hickey for the care given to our mother through the years. We also express our appreciation to the nurses and staff at Miner’s Memorial Manor for the love and care shown to Joyce over the past three years and for your many acts of kindness to our family over the last days of our mother’s earthly life. Your genuine care and professionalism was very much appreciated.

Visitation for Joyce will be held from 7-9 p.m. on Friday, July 27th in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant Street, North Sydney. Cremation has already taken place and a private family interment will take place in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday July, 28th, 2018.  A celebration of life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday at Calvary Baptist Church, Beech Street, North Sydney with a reception to follow in the church hall.

Family flowers only. Memorial donations in memory of Joyce may be made to the Patient Care Fund of Miner’s Memorial Manor or the Memorial Fund at Calvary Baptist Church.

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“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.” (2 Cirinthians 1:3-4)



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