Smirle, Jocelyne #601 *

Jocelyne Smirle

July 15, 1956-Oct 17, 2010

Jocelyn’s love of life was a source of inspiration to her family and friends.

She was the loving wife of Steven, dedicated mother to three children, Chester, Erin, and Katie, and grandmother to Hailey, and Lilli-Ann. Her siblings, Pat, Yvon, Mariette and Mike will remember her love of adventure and her great sense of humour.

Jocelyne had a great passion for gardening and created a beautiful landscape at her home, with many flower beds throughout her property. She was proud to have worked alongside her husband to build their family home. She was a sewer, knitter, folk-art artist, loved to cook and even dabbled in pottery.

She was a member of the Medical Secretary Association and worked in that field in North Bay, serving her employers and their clients for 35 years.

She gave of her time as a volunteer for the Multiple Sclerosis Carnation campaign and was part of the Lupus Foundation Research Project of Ontario for 21 years.
She also coached T-ball and belonged to the Callander Horticultural Society.

She lived life to the fullest, all the while coping with lupus, fibro-myalgia, and neurological-myopathy. Regardless of her physical challenges, her spirit in her was palpable.

She filled us with her love and her courage to live fully without complaint, enjoying every minute.

She will be greatly missed but her spirit lives on in all who knew and loved her.

Honoured by Patricia Chapman Lein.