Private Family Service

Funeral Service will be live-streamed. Please go to on Wednesday, August 18th, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.

On August 17th our cherished Joy passed away with courage surrounded by her family at home.

Beloved wife of Bernie for almost 57 years. Devoted mother to David and Cathie, and Jennifer and Noah. Treasured Bubbie to Jonah, Caleb, Joshua, and Kate. Daughter to the late Morris and Sophie Winemaker. Sister and sister in law to Earl (z”l) and Gail Winemaker, Moishe (z”l) and Michele Gryfe, Bleemy and Yaakov Hakuk, and Hershey Gryfe (z”l).

Joy embodied her name with her ever-present smile, kindness, boundless generosity, and warmth. She loved being surrounded by her family and friends and was always happy to host elaborate dinners and parties at the pool. Masterful knitter, wonderful cook, and most importantly, giver of the best hugs in the world.

Memorial donations may be made to the ALS Society of Canada: or Jewish Child and Family Services of Greater Toronto hospice program:

The family will be observing Shiva at 12 Brooklet Court in Thornhill beginning Wednesday at 7 pm. Visits on Thursday 11 am – 2 pm and 7 pm – 9 pm. Friday 11 am to 2 pm. Visits will be outdoor only so please do not visit if it is raining. Anyone who is unvaccinated will be required to wear a mask and maintain physical distancing.