Joy Lafford
1966 - 2024
Joy Lafford
Visitation Information
Friday, April 12, 2024
Visitation Time
2 to 5pm
Visitation Location
C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College Street, Antigonish, NS
Service Information
Service Date
Saturday April 13, 2024
Service Time
Service Location
St. Paul the Apostle Anglican Church - Antigonish, NS
Requested Charity
Salvation Army
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It is with devastating sadness that we said farewell to our beloved Joy, age 58, of Afton, NS, on April 4, 2024.  Another beautiful soul lost to cancer.

Joy was a fun-loving, active person who loved the outdoors, especially camping, campfires, singing, and swimming.

Joy was a member of the Canadian Navy and was a female pioneer who served onboard the HMCS NIPIGON in the early 1990s.  She loved her work as a Naval Acoustic Combat Operator.  She travelled extensively around the globe, and especially loved the Caribbean.

Joy loved children, and following her retirement from the Canadian Forces, she and her husband, Sam, fostered children through Mi’kmaq Family Services.  She was blessed to call Charlotte, Britney, Shy Ann, and Jodin her daughters.

Joy is survived by her loving husband, Sam; daughters, Charlotte, Britney, Shy Ann, and Jodin; grandchildren, Trinity (21), Tyya (18), Danika (16), Charlotte (11), Nathan (4), Noah (3), Ashley (3), and Autumn Joy (8 mos.); as well as her loving sisters, Kim, Leigh, and Wanda. 

She was predeceased by her parents, Robert and Gail Scharff of Greely ON, and eldest sister Nancy of Vernon BC.

Please sign our online guestbook; anecdotes about Joy would be most welcome. Joy will live on forever in all our hearts.

Visitation will be held Friday in C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College Street, Antigonish, from 2 to 5pm.  Funeral will be held Saturday in St. Paul the Apostle Anglican Church, Church Street, Antigonish, at 1:00pm.  The funeral will be recorded and made available on the funeral home website later that afternoon.

In Memoriam, donations to the Salvation Army appreciated.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of C.L. Curry Funeral Home, Antigonish.  Online condolences: