Catherine Joyce Whattam (nee Carter) passed away at home on August 17, 2019 at the age of 75. Born in Sampsonville, Cape Breton, NS she was the daughter of the late Charlie and Lila (Sampson) Carter. She resided in McKay Sect, Hants Co. with her loving husband Howard of 55 years. As her family grew, she became deeply involved with the Hants West Home and School Association, teaching Sunday School and the Catholic Women’s League. Once her children started to leave the nest, she went back to work to Tim Hortons then to Cooks Choice and the Superstore where she retired in May. She was a 31-year member of RCL Branch 009 in Windsor. She loved to go hang out with her friends after work and shoot the breeze at the same table every day. She also loved to help out in the kitchen with banquets and could always be counted on to pitch in when needed. Joyce loved summer flowers and was so happy when growing baskets on the deck.
Besides her husband, Howard, Joyce leaves behind her children, Martin Carter, Sampsonville; Marilyn (Chris) Barkhouse, Mosherville; Jo-Ann (Harry) Jackson, McKay Section; Wayne (Wendy), Eastern Passage; Tracey (Richard) Cole, Devon, AB; Tara-Lee, Windsor; Joyce had 15 Grandchildren, Jamie, Valerie, Christina, Nicole C, Sarah, Jarrett, Joseph, Jessica, James, Nicole G, Alexandria, Jacob, Tegra, Marcus and Maria. Those grandchildren blessed her with 21 great grandchildren whom she loved with her every breath. She is also survived by brothers Melvin (Judy), Wayne (Mary-Ellen), Dwight (Joyce), Reid (Yvonnie), Sisters Ann Oram, Carolyn (Doug) Leavitt, Donna Boudreau.
Besides her parents she was predeceased by her Sister Mabel (Johnny) Latimer, brother Carl (Cecilia), brothers in law Roger Whattam, Joe Oram and Jackie Boudreau.
Cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will be held on Sunday, August 25, 2019 from 1:00 to 3:00 at the Royal Canadian Legion 009 at 35 Empire Lane in Windsor. Joyce loved children and with that in mind her family requests in Lieu of Flowers donations in her memory can be made to Camp Brigadoon. 5523A Young Street Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 1Z7.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the compassionate care of the J. Wilson Allen Funeral Home, 4646 Hwy 215, Summerville, ph-1-902-633-2431 or please visit our web site at www.allenfh.ca to sign the guest book and send private condolences.