Joy Dunning Lowry

On May 16th, three weeks after enjoying her 90th birthday, Joy died peacefully at The Grove Nursing Home in Arnprior.

Joy lived with flair. From her very early childhood she was a performer, first on stage dancing and singing with her older brother Bill, and then as a ballerina in Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto. A leg injury meant that her show would go on as a choreographer. After retirement, she and husband Bill Lowry cruised the Caribbean on their 65-foot yawl complete with deckhand and ship’s cat.

Joy was the last of her Dunning generation and was predeceased by both her husband and her son, Peter.

Her family is grateful for the diligent care and chocolate ice cream provided by the staff of The Grove. Her nurses were excellent and they and Dr Donna Vilis provided comforting attention to the end.

The Dunning/Corrigall families also thank Cynthia Guerard and her family for their friendship and for looking after many of Joy’s needs for years and her friend Brenda Johnson who brightened life for Joy on many happy outings.

A celebration of Joy’s life will be held at a future date.