Peacefully at the Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital with loved ones by her side in the morning hours of Wednesday, December 27th, 2017 at the age of 85 years. Beloved wife of the late Ron Gardiner (1981). Dearly loved mother of Rory (Leslie) of Ottawa; Lee (Gisela) of Kamloops, B.C., Jennie of Toronto, Tim and Thom (Carol-Ann) and Pam Tester (late Dean), all of Arnprior and Joel (Pela) of Whitby. Cherished and lovingly remembered by her 11 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Euphie Poeta (late Joe) of North Bay; Alma Ross (late Frank) of Vancouver and Nina Hayward (Robert) of Ottawa. Predeceased by a brother, Alec Brennan (late Dorothy). In memory of Joy, please consider a donation to the Arnprior Regional Health Foundation. Private family arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior. Interment will take place at Terrace Lawn Cemetery, North Bay in the Spring of 2018.