Joyce (Shamy) FIREMAN
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JOYCE FIREMAN (nee SHAMY)
Passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 7, 2012 at the age of seventy-seven, and she will always remain in our hearts. Loving wife of the late David Fireman for forty-two years. Caring mother of Joshua (Thamason) and Matthew (Bo-Li) and sweetly devoted grandmother of Ella, Holly, Jade and Lily. Beloved sister of Celia (the late Mike Rossy), Dr. Frank Shamy (Dr. Tania), Virginia (Eli Shaheen) and Elaine (Rudy Assaly). She will be missed by her brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, friends and the students she taught for over fifty years.
We will miss her selflessness, generosity and great love for her family. But most of all, we will miss knowing that she was always there for us, and watching her snuggle with, read to and teach her cherished granddaughters.
Our family is thankful to the doctors and staff of the Jewish General Hospital ICU for their exceptional care, and for giving us as much time together as was possible.
Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Tuesday, January 10 at 11:00 am.
Burial at the Beit Abraham Congregation Section, Kehal Israel Cemetery, D.D.O.
Donations in her memory may be made to the charity of your choice.

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Published in Monteal Gazette from Jan. 9 to Jan. 10, 2012.
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January 14, 2012
Matt and Josh and families,
So sorry to hear of your mother's death. Hoping that you will take comfort in how proud she was of you all. She often talked of her precious granddaughters and when we spoke brought me up to date on how her sons were doing. You will have many wonderful memories of your dear mother.
Elaine Ledermann
January 12, 2012
Dear Shamy Family & Josh and Matt,
We are so sorry that we were not able to attend Joyce's funeral, but we were with you in spirit. Joyce's passing will leave a void in the hearts and lives of many. We wish you strength and courage.
Our deepest condolences, Donna & Adel Elian.
January 12, 2012
Dear Josh and Matt, Our sincerest condolences on the loss of your dear Mother. Our memories of your father and mother go all the way back to the days when you were at WIC.

Bluma and Michael Litvack
Bluma and Mike Litvack
January 11, 2012
Our most heartfelt condolences. Josh, Matt, we are truly sorry that we could not be there during this time, but know that you are always in our hearts and minds.
Neil, Niki, Jake, Sam, Zach Goldwax
January 11, 2012
Our deepest sympathy to the Shamy and Fireman family on the loss of beloved Joyce.


Cheryl Salhany Laham and Family
January 11, 2012
Dear Celia,Frank, Virginia & Elaine,
We offer our deepest condolences to the Shamy and Fireman families.In recent years, we have met Joyce at local places in our neighbourhood in the West Island. Joyce would always greet us with a warm smile and light conversation that made us feel like family.Her warmth reminds us of our families' shared memories of Ste. Adele. May she rest in peace.
Sincerely, Violet Koussaya and Family
violet,karen,bobby koussaya
January 11, 2012
My deepest condolences to the family at this difficult time. Mrs Fireman you always put a smile on my face during those IEP meetings. Even now i think about the fun chats in the staff room at LCCHS
D Mott
January 11, 2012
Matt and Josh,

Our deepest condolences to you and your families.

Carla and Kyle
January 11, 2012
Dear Elaine, Virginia, Celia and Frank,
I am so sad to read of your loss and my heart goes out to you all. Joyce was a special lady.
Although we lost touch over the years I have happy memories of your time at Appleton Avenue; have never forgotten the kindness and warmth your mother, the fun parties and our friendships. I remember Joyce and David's engagement and marriage,and the visit of David's mother to Montreal. I share in your sorrow and my sadness is profound.
Please accept my sincere condolenses from.............Janette Jerassy, and Evelyn and Davina and families.
Janette JERASSY
January 11, 2012
My very sad condolences to all the family
Janette Jerassy
January 11, 2012
To Mrs fireman& shamy family,
She was an amazing teacher! i will all always remember her as a great person. my condolences go out to the fireman & shamy family and she will always be loved. GOD BLESS her and she will be missed, student from LCCHS

-Nabila Hussain& family
nabila hussain
January 10, 2012
To the Fireman & Shamy families I wish your my deepest condolence on the passing of Joyce. I was very fortunate to have Ms Shamy as my homeroom teacher at Malcolm Campbell High School in Montreal. I am glad that I was able to see her again in the Year 2000 for the Malcolm Campbell Reunion. My thoughts are with your family at this time.
Elizabeth Gayle Fellows
January 10, 2012
My deepest sympathies to the Shamy and Fireman Families. May she rest in peace.
Maureen Shatilla
January 10, 2012
To Joyce's family,
I have good memories of Joyce from John Grant High School where we taught together for several years. She was a dedicated teacher with a great sense of humour. Sincere condolences to all of you.
Donna Benitah
Donna Benitah
January 10, 2012
My deepest condolences to the family. Joyce was a remarkable women and will be sadly missed by all. Her sense of humor and kind heart made everyone at LCCHS smile.

Cynthia McCulloch
January 10, 2012
My condolences to the family of Miss Shamy - as I will always remember her. I was a student of Miss Shamy the year that she got married & that was what I always called her whenever I bumped into her over the years. She definately left an impression as there are not many of my teachers that I remember. Susan Amey
January 10, 2012
Sincere sympathies to all of the family. We were so sorry to hear of Joyce's ill health and death. There are so many good memories of early days to remember her by. You all must have many precious memories of a lovely person. With condolences, Steve and Carol Zakaib
January 10, 2012
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Mrs.Fireman was the greatest teacher, so understanding and compassionate.

Stephanie Robinson
Stephanie Robinson
January 10, 2012
Our sincere condolences for your loss, she was a lovely woman and will be missed.

Shawn McCready and Sheila Scheigetz
January 9, 2012
Our sincere condolences to the Fireman and Shamy families.

With deep sympathy,
Vivian and Bechara Rassi
January 9, 2012
Dear Josh and Matt -
A mother's loss can never be measured.
We will forever remember the good times we all enjoyed in Ste-Adele and here at family gatherings. Joyce will forever be remembered for her beautiful soul and smile and most especially for her love and devotion to David and the two of you. On behalf of myself, Stephen and Lorraine we extend our heartfelt love and condolences to you and the family. Memory eternal Joyce.
Beverly Bishara and family
Beverly Bishara
January 9, 2012
Our sincere condolences to Joyce's family. A colleague that could always make us laugh in the staff room and taught us to enjoy our time with family and fiends. A dedicated teacher who brought joy to her students.
Michael and Bobbie Cristofaro
Former colleagues- John Grant High School
Michael & Bobbie Cristofaro
January 9, 2012
To Joyce's Family,
Joyce was a dear friend and cherished colleague. Her generous nature and loving heart was appreciated by all. Please accept my deepest sympathy.
Barbara Choquette
January 9, 2012
To Joyce's Family,

Sincere sympathy on your loss.

Vivienne Chamandy
Vivienne Chamandy
January 9, 2012
I would like to extend my sincerest condolences to the Shamy and Fireman family. Blessings to you all.
Carole Boyce
January 9, 2012
Our deepest condolences to the family, she was a kind , generous lady and taught our son Nicholas at LCCHS, she will be missed.
God Bless.

Stanley,Niki and Nicholas Scheigetz.
Niki Layonis
January 9, 2012
Dear Josh and Matt:

Your mom was a wonderful person, teacher and great friend. She was a ray of sunshine, generous and thoughtful to a fault. I will miss her very much.

Although I will not be able to attend the funeral, my thoughts are with you.
My sincerest condolences.
Rosa Caramanico
January 9, 2012
Bill and I were very sorry to hear about Joyce's passing. We go back both personally and professionally for a number of years. Joyce had a caring and generous heart. She was a very fine person and outstanding teacher. My deepest sympathies to her family. It is a great loss at many levels. Virginia and Bill Abdalla
Virginia Abdalla
January 9, 2012
To Joyce's Family,
My deepest condolences to the family. Joyce was a lovely lady and a very good teacher.
My prayer are with you at this time.

Carol Reddick
LCCHS
January 9, 2012
I have the best memories of Joyce from the time we worked together at John Grant High School. She was a passionate, dedicated teacher and a fun, involved staff member. She always had a good story to tell about her beloved family or a great meal to share. She will be missed. Please accept our condolences. Sincerely, Sherri MacCallum and Robert Taylor
January 9, 2012
Dear DR.Shamy and family .
Sorry for the loss of your sister .Please accept my condeleances .Tania ,michel.GOD BLESS .
mona azar .in windsor ont.
January 9, 2012
Qui l'a connu l'a aimé
Serge Bellemare
January 9, 2012
To Joyce's family,
I am very sorry for your loss. I worked with Joyce fro a few years and she was one of my favorite people and a fantastic teacher. I am unable to attend teh funeral but please accept my condolences.
Sincerely,
Cindy De Wolf
Cindy De Wolf
January 9, 2012
Dear Josh,Thamason, Ella and Holly,

We are so sorry to hear of Joyce's passing. We met her on some family occasions. She was a lovely and warm person.

Thinking of you and your family.

Love,

Kathy and George
Kathy McClellan
January 9, 2012
Our deepest sympathies go out to all the extended family. May all the wonderful memories of Joyce be a comfort to you all, and may the family be spared of further sorrow. May she rest in peace.
Shirley/George Ayoub/Chamandy
January 9, 2012
To Joyce's Family,
I was saddened to hear of Joyce's passing. Please accept my deepest condolences as I am unable to do so in person.
Sincerely,
Nadine Chamandy
Nsdine Chamandy
January 9, 2012
Dear Elaine,
Don joins me in sending our deepest sympathies on the death of your sister. Quite often I would bump into Joyce when we lived in Beaconsfield - we always had a friendly chat. Please express our condolences to all the family.
Sincerely,
Rosemary Vautier McGowan
January 9, 2012
Dear Josh and Matt:
I am sorry you lost your mother. I will remember her as a woman of great character - my dearest neighbor.
Monique Bérubé
January 9, 2012
To Joyce's Family:

We extend our condolences to you at this sad time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Steve & Maila Ayoub
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