Moon, Joy Salmon, born in Welland January 28, 1938. Peacefully died early Sunday, August 4, 2019 at the Algonquin Grace Hospice.
Joy was predeceased by her husband Andrew in 1992. Survived by her son Jonathan, daughter Alina and beloved grandson Andrew. She will be missed by her brother Alan Salmon, sister Sam Ion, nieces, nephew and many good friends. Joy loved her early work as a children’s book editor at Oxford University Press.
She was influential in getting car seat legislation approved in the early 1970’s, and was a devoted long distance track coach for many years, forming many lifelong friendships and founding the Tom Longboat Club, whose initials held great meaning for her...TLC. Joy committed many hours to causes that were dear to her throughout her life: public school track and field, chess and lunch hour supervision. Joy was instrumental in raising money for shoes, uniforms and travel expenses to give inner city kids the chance to join the track team. It is a joy to hear from these kids what an influence she had on them. Her retirement was spent at Lake of Bays writing, reading and doing genealogy research.
Cremation has occurred and a memorial service will be held at a later date to be announced. Donations to the Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary would be appreciated