Joan "Joni" Elizabeth Green (nee Murphy)

December 22, 1945 to January 18, 2022


Passed peacefully away, Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at the Palliative Care Unit, Dr. Leonard A. Miller Centre surrounded by her loving family.

Predeceased by her parents Dick and Mary Murphy, brothers Denis (Dee) and Tom Murphy, brothers-in-law, David Gilbert and Roy Green, and sister-in-Law, Gloria Murphy.

Left to mourn loving and devoted spouse Monty Green; daughters, Bobbi French (Neil) and Jennifer French and stepdaughter Geri Peddle (Neil, Gavin, Alyssa); sister, Ann Marie Gilbert; sisters-in-law, Bette Murphy and Joy Green; dearest friend, Mary Margaret Bugden; and a large circle of family and friends.

Joni loved to laugh and share her humor with her many friends. Her greatest pride was speaking about the many accomplishments of her beautiful daughters. She was always available for a chat and to provide solid advice. A friend to all, she will be greatly missed with many fond memories.

A special thank you to Mary Margaret and Steve, Doug and Steven, Andrea, and Marian for their guidance and compassion during Joni’s brief illness. Much gratitude for supporting us with such dignity and grace.

Thank you to the staff and health care professionals at 4NA, Health Sciences Centre and the Palliative Care Unit, Dr. Leonard A. Miller Centre.

Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation or funeral service. A Celebration of Joni’s life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers a donation can be made to the Newfoundland Community Food Sharing Association, the Association for New Canadians, or a charity of one’s choice.

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I’m just so heartbroken to know that such a sweet, sweet person is gone. Joni has left everyone who had the pleasure of knowing her with nothing but fond memories. She will be missed.
Hugs to all

We offer our condolences and prayers to Joni’s families on her passing. I remember her as a member of my Kindergarten class and throughout the years at school reunions. She was always pleasant and engaging. May She Rest In Peace.
Rosemary (McDonald) and Frank Galgay

I am heartbroken to learn of Joni’s passing…
My world became a much better place once our paths crossed. Joni was one in a million, a friend to all and always ready and willing to chat and if possible make your day better.. She has taken with her a large part of my heart. My sincere condolences to Monty and family…

so very surprised and sorry to hear of joni’s death. i can assure you she is kept in all our memories for he great caring and humor, her family kept us all alive at various stages of our lives. anne marie now carries the torch.
all my best to you . barbara and denis barry

My deepest sympathy Monty and family

We can shed tears that they have gone,
Or we can smile that they have lived.
We can close our eyes and pray that they will come back,
Or we can open our eyes and see all the good that they have left us.
Our hearts can be empty because we cannot see them,
Or our hearts can be full with love that we’ve shared.
We can turn our backs on tomorrow and live yesterday,
Or we can be happy for tomorrow, because of yesterday.
We can remember them and only that they have gone,
Or we can cherish their memory and let it live on.
We can cry and close our minds, be empty and turn our backs,
Or we can do what they would have wanted,
Smile, open our eyes, love, and go on.


The world is a little less funny now without Joni in it. We are saddened to realize there will be no more foolish Agnes and Bridie Thames place stories that we have come to laugh about over the years. Our thoughts are with you during this time.

To Joni’s girls…. Like her obituary reads, she really did speak so proudly of your accomplishments. She would speak of you often when we would be at a meal over at Anne and Charlie’s. So sorry for the loss of your mother.

For those of us who knew Joni this world is less bright without her light and she was a true light for those who knew her. To Monty, her children and family my deepest condolences and prayers during this difficult time.

Dear Monty & family.,
My condolences to you all on Joni’s passing. I knew Joni well when we were youngsters, a lifetime ago & I enjoyed chatting with her on the rare occasions that we ran into each other as adults. She was always a lot of fun..I am truly sorry for your loss.
Eileen (Buckle) MacNab

We were very saddened to learn about Joni’s passing.We met Joni for the first time at our last GrandFalls get together luncheon . Actually it was the last luncheon before Covid entered our lives.We found Joni to be so friendly and engaging and it was a pleasure to meet her.
Monty, we hope that the memories of all the happy moments you shared with Joni will bring you some comfort during this incredibly difficult time..
We send you our sincerest condolences.
Alf and Mary Hiscock.

Dear Ann,
So sorry to read your dear sister, Joni, has passed away. I know you were very close because I remember you speaking of her often when you visited us as kids. Deepest condolences to you, Monty and Joni’s children.
Your niece, Maureen and mother, Marion Baker xo

My deepest condolences to you Monty and family. Joni was a fun, witty and loving person. Many times I enjoyed her company at my sister Anne’s (aka Agnes) and having a laugh. She was a steady and loving friend to my sister Anne.
Hold dear the many memories Monty and know that she was so loved. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Alexandra Healey

Dear Monty,
I can’t tell you how sorry I am to hear about your loss of our sweet Joni. She was such a treasure and brought so many smiles and laughs to so many.. I have the fondest memories of her over the years. She will be missed. Thinking of you, her family and dear friends at this time.
Joan Marie Aylward

So sorry for the loss Ann.. My deepest sympathy to you. Condolences to her husband and children..

Joni and I were friends for almost 60 years. We shared memories from high school, which she said were some of the best years of her life. We did have some wild adventures; and these stories Joni loved to tell in vivid detail.
I’ll miss our long chats, her colourful language, and her wicked sense of humour. I’ll miss my dear friend.
My heart goes out to Monty, Bobbi and Jennifer.
Faith Piccolo

Ann Marie & family
My sincere condolences on the passing of your sister Joni.
May you find lots of comfort in the memories you both shared over the years. Ches joins me in sending heartfelt condolences to you and Joni’s husband and her daughters. May she live forever in your hearts. Prayers for YOU for strength through this most difficult time. May Joni Rest In Peace. Sincerely, Carol & Ches Roe

Monty and family, I am sorry to hear about Joni. Hold tight to your precious memories. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

It was really sad to have learned of Joni’s passing.
She was a great gal and I always enjoyed banging into her over the years, we’d have a great yarn.
My fondest memories of Joni are from the Mercer Christmas get togethers where everyone was invited. In the midst of the clan I clearly remember Joni seeking me out every time and having a real chat. Meant a lot when you’re young.
The Mercer crew sends you all our heartfelt condolences, we are so sorry for your loss. Bless her.

Bev, Rhonda and Bobby

Dear Mont, I don’t think we’ve seen each other since the ’70s and not spoken (phone) since about a decade ago. But the announcement of the death of your wife has brought back a lot of memories through reading the condolences of Annette Hayward, Jim Saunders, Tom Sutton Harry Pride and Mun Batstone as well as memories of our parents, who were good friends. What are we but the sum total of our memories, and I hope yours of Joni are good ones. I’m sending you my sympathy.

Monty and Family,,
We were saddened to hear of Joni’s passing . Our sincere condolences to you and your family.

Thoughts with you, Monty.. Stay strong..

Bobbi, Jennifer, Monty & family,
I was shocked and saddened to hear of Joni’s passing.
I worked with Joni many years ago along with my sister Judy.
Joni was a wonderful friend, always there to guide me and give me great advice, ultimately becoming my bridesmaid in 1979. I have many great memories, so many laughs and fun times.
A few years ago we got together and reminisced about the old days and filled in on the years gone by. Always had a smile and a funny story.
I was so blessed to have had Joni in my life, she will never be forgotten.
RIP Joni

Monty, your charmed life found its greatest treasure with your loving marriage to Joni. Past the sorrow, past the condolences I know the winning spirit of that Grand Falls kid knocking off hockey scoring records will carry you forwards.

Monty and family, we were so sorry to hear of Joni’s passing. We are thinking of you at this difficult time.. she was a lovely lady. Doc and Gerri

Sincere Sympathy to Monty Anne and family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Sincere Sympathy to Anne and all of Joni’s family.Thinking of you in you time of loss
Phyllis and Max Beckett.

Our sincere condolences to you Monty and family. Joni was a kind loving person, she will be missed….

I am sorry for your loss.

Sincerest condolences to you all on Joni’s passing. Joni will be remembered for the kind and loving person she was, and will truly be missed by many. I am honoured to have known her and will always cherish the fond memories of our times together. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. 🙏🏻

Monty, Bobbi & Jennifer, We are so saddened to hear about Joni’s passing. She was a wonderful person who always had a story to tell and loved sharing a laugh. She was a big part of our B&B group. Sending love and prayers to you at this difficult time.

I was so sad to hear of Joni’s passing. She was such a force of nature with a loving spirit and a terrific sense of humour.
She will be missed. My thoughts are with you, Monty, Bobbi and Jennifer. She has left many wonderful memories.

Bobbi, Jennifer, Ann and Monty, The Murphy and Green families – So deeply sorry to hear of Joni’s passing. Our friendship began many years ago. I recall happy memories of our long chats accompanied by lots of laughter.
Gently hugs to each of you.

Monty, Ann, Bobbi & Jennifer, I feel so blessed to have had Joni as my friend.. She was so vibrant, quick, loving and we shared a lot of craziness. Joni was my ‘Betty White’….. There are no words to describe the sadness that Bob & I feel right now.. Memories of her will always bring a smile to our faces and we are praying that your memories will help you during this difficult time. Sending love and prayers to all❤️

Monty, Ann and the Green and Murphy families -So very sorry to hear of Joni’s passing. It’s been a while since we’ve seen you, Monty ( with Joni) at our favourite Chinese haunt – and even longer since I worked with Ann in the political arena. Sincere sympathy to all on your loss.
Doug ( and Nancy) Cook

Jennifer and Bobbie,
I am sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing.. I always remember Joni with a warm, big smile when you all lived on Beacon Hill. Take care!

So sorry to hear about Joni. our friendship goes back to high school and continued for many years after that. Joni was always an upbeat person who always found the best in people. She was always ready with a joke or funny comment. She’ll always be remembered with a smile.

Such sad news to hear today, of Joni’s recent medical issues and subsequent passing ! I was truly shocked and saddened,! My sincere condolences to Monty and the girls and all the friends and family members who will miss her beautiful smile and happy conversations! I know she will be having a marvellous reunion with so many , not the least of whom will be my brother, Rodger! God bless, Joni! 💕

Sincere condolences to all the families.

Ann Marie,
Sincere condolences on the passing of your beloved sister. We know how close you two were. Her name was mentioned in every conversation we had. We remember meeting Joni with Monty at your place in Florida. She was such a vibrant person and that even comes through in the beautiful photo chosen for her obituary. We are thinking of Monty and family and know their loss is a very heavy one. As you go through these difficult days may you be given the courage to journey on in peace as Joni would want you to do.. God bless you.

So sorry to hear of Joni’s passing. May her gentle soul rest in peace.. Sincerely, Ron and Marie Power.

Bobbi, Jennifer, Monty and all of Joni’s family,
I was shocked to hear of Joni’s passing. She was my mentor and friend in my first job at the law firm back almost 50 years ago and we continied to keep in touch over the years after her ‘retirement’ from law. She became a friend to my whole family and even stood up for my sister at her wedding. She was the most fun to be around and gave the best advice. We reconnected back a few years ago and had some great laughs reminiscing the good old days at the law firm. I have lots of wonderful memories that I will hold dear forever as I know you all do as well.
Rest well Joan Elizabeth. You will never be forgotten.

My Dearest Bridie …. I miss you! Having become friends with Joni when I moved on our street in 2004 we gave each other “pet names” as she insisted on calling me Agnes for fun and so I insisted she’d be Bridie. We had so much fun talking daily. We hardly missed a day on the phone. I will forever remember her funny and quick- witted sayings. I am so sorry for your loss Monty . I know how close you both were. You have amazing memories to carry you through. And to Bobbi, Jennifer and Geri and her sister Ann Marie – know that I number among many who care.

God speed Bridie … I will hold space for you in my day.
Anne Richardson (aka Agnes)

sorry to hear about Joni

So saddened to hear of Joni’s passing. We were besties many many years ago growing up on Pleasant St. We had so much fun in those days. Condolences to her family. Lillian Wight Hudson.

Monty and family. My condolences to you on the passing of your lived one.. cherish the memories. Take care and god bless.

To Monty, Ann Marie and Families.
So sorry to hear that Joni passed away, our deepest condolences to all of you. I met Joni in our teenage years around Pleasant & Patrick Streets, and the Keen Teen Diner. She loved a laugh, had a good sense of humor and a wonderful personality. She will be missed.
RIP Joni.

To Joni’s family,
Please accept our condolences. I have fond memories visiting my grandmother at Joni’s house when we were children. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Edward and Lesley Foran

Monty and family.
So sorry to hear of Joni’s passing.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
Dennis and Ruth Brown

Ann – we’re thinking about you at this most difficult time with the passing of your beloved Joni, and wishing you beautiful memories of her and peace knowing that your family and friends are here for you. Janet and Pat

To Joni’s loving family :
Someone once said “The person who can bring the spirit of laughter into a room is indeed blessed.”
She always offered herself to the world with a smile and a generous heart. I feel blessed having known her. My deepest condolences to the family of whom she was so clearly proud.

Bobbi, Jennifer and Monty – My sincere condolences to you and the family on the passing of Joni. While I feel so very sad for your loss, when I think of her I can’t help but smile. She was a beautiful person, who always managed to bring a smile to your face. While it’s been quite a while since I’ve seen her (bumped into more the course), each time our paths crossed we stopped for a quick chat and hug. When she was with mom and Lorraine, oh the conversations and one couldn’t get a word in edgewise. I hope all the wonderful memories bring you comfort during this difficult time. Please know that you all will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Jen, Bobbi, Monty:

We are so sad to hear of your mom’s (wife’s) passing. She’s an amazing lady/neighbour/friend that always made you feel welcome and part of the family..
Our thoughts, prayers and sympathy to you all.
Tony and Carla Griffiths

Monty and family, so sorry to hear of Joni’s passing. Condolences to you and the family.. ..Mun

My thoughts to all the family and close friends of Joni. Always remembered from roller skating days and other young adventures. You will so be missed.

My thoughts are with you Monty and all of Joni’s family at this time
Christine (Blake) Acquah.

My sincere condolences to you, Monty, and your family.

Kathy (daughter of Reg and Frances Blake)

Bobbi and Jennifer,
I was so sorry to hear today of your mother’s passing. Joni was such a special person.
Although many years have passed, I will always remember her generosity and how she welcomed me like family into her home. I will never forget her.

Thinking of you all,

Monty, It has been an eternity since we’ve seen each other, and certainly an eternity since we made mud pies together in our back yard as small children. I am so sorry to hear that. your wife has passed away. There is very little that one can say in circumstances such as these, but please accept my condolences for your loss.
Annette Hayward

Monty and Family so sorry to hear of Joni’s passing… My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.

A great friend and a great aunt. I will miss you always

Monty and family we are so sorry to hear of Joni’s passing.. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

We were so sorry to hear of Joni’s passing. She was a wonderful lady who knew how to bring a smile to all who were lucky enough to know her.
Sincere condolences to her family . Rest in peace, lovely lady . You will be very much missed.

Lynn and Bruce Fisher

My beauty – you were larger than life, honest, sincere and oh so good – close to all our hearts with sound advice always and you were the fun of any get together – we loved you, my darling ! You will be missed by oh so missed – Monty, Bobbi, Jennifer and the best friend anyone ever had – Mary Margaret – we know you have lost the best wife, mother and kindred spirit – love and prayers ! Joanne Ryan MacKinnon

Bobbi, Jennifer, and Monty,
My deepest condolences on the passing of your dear mother/wife. I will always remember Joni as an independent woman; full of life, humor, and wisdom. Whenever I crossed paths with her, she always took the time to ask me about my family, career, and school in the earlier years. I cherish the fun times we had together when Bobbi and I were in high school and university. Joni always made us laugh and had some wisdom or experience to share with us. Her girls were her pride and joy and she was a fabulous role model to them on the importance of being independent, hard working, and kind.

Hugs to all of you from a distance.

So sorry to learn of Joni’s passing.
My sincere condolences to you at this very difficult and sad time.

My sincere condolences to Monty ,Bobbi, Jennifer & the family. I was sad to read this today. I knew Joni well years ago when we all lived in Pleasantville. Joni was always a pleasure to meet & chat about so many things from years ago.
May God Bless you all at this difficult time.
Noreen Holden

Jennifer and Bobbi, so sorry to learn of your mothers passing.

Thinking of you Both at this difficult time.

Rob & Tina Soulier

Monty & Family
We were so sorry to learn of Joni’s passing. She was a wonderful friend who was funny, witty and caring. We had many good times together.. Sincere condolences on your tremendous loss. God bless.

Monty, Bobbi and Jennifer
We are so sorry to hear of Joni’s passing, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Many good memories of our times together, especially with our B & B group, and in Florida.
May she Rest In Peace.
Mac & Libby Rideout
Bedford NS

My condolences to Monty. So sorry for your loss.

Margaret Blake (Reg & Frances daughter)

I have known Joni since she and I were in grammar school in the 50’s, she at Mercy and I at St. Bon’s . She was always a delight and to run into her over the years was always a great pleasure. I didn’t know she was sick and I’m grieved at her passing. To Monty and family I send my heartfelt sympathies. May her gentle soul rest in God’s eternal peace.


Bobbi & Jennifer,

Please accept my condolences in the passing of your mother. I am sure you have some good memories to help you through any difficult times that may be ahead. May God Bless you and your family.

Larry Spurrell

Our sincere Condolences to Monty and family on the passing of your special Joni.

Ken & Jean

My heart is broken on the passing of my beautiful friend, Joni, since kindergarten at Mercy College. She was always there fo me and many others. Condolences to Monty, Jennifer, Bobbie & Ann Marie & all the family. My prayers & thoughts are with you in this difficult time. Enjoy all the memories you have of her. May she RIP. ❤️🙏

Monty, and the Green and Murphy families. We are so saddened by the untimely passing of Joni. We found her so friendly to us at our luncheons. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this challenging time.

My sincere condolences on the passing of your sister Joni
May you find lots of comfort in the memories you both shared over the years
May her Gentle Soul Rest In Peace

I m saddened,beyond word, s to learn of the passing of my friend since childhood. Joni Murphy was in a class all her own. She was dignified yet funny; she had big heart and was so kind and empathetic towards everyone who knew her. Her smile was her hallmark and she wore it everywhere. We always joked that I gave her the first set of china she owned – a doll’s china set for her fourth Birthday. My heart goes out to Monty who gave her the best years of her life; to Bobbi and Jennifer of whom she was so proud;; to her much loved sister, Anne Marie and to her life long friend, who was her other sister, Mary Margaret Strang.. Justin joins me in sending heartfelt condolences to all of you and wishing you peace and strength in the days ahead.

Joni’s Family. ( Bobbie and Jennifer) Deepest Sympathy on Joni’s passing, she was a great gal and will be surely missed. I worked with Joni at the Law Firm and also roller skated with her.. May all the good memories stay in your hearts.

To Anne I’ve feel your pain. We offer our heartfelt condolences to Monty and Joanie’s two daughters. She was so proud of you . Thankfully she did not have to suffer long and she is now at peace. A wonderful person . So so sorry for your loss.

Monty and Joni`s extended family
Sorry to see that Joni has left the stage of life
She had a true effervescence for life –she had a great sense of humour – a good and kind nature which endeared her to all who met her on the road of her life .
Joni had many friends and family who will miss her companionship in the days ahead .
Sincere condolences to those who mourn her passing .
May her eternal rest be in peace
Godspeed Joni

To Joni’s Family,
So very sorry to hear of Joni’s passing.. Our deepest sympathy to all of you..

Monty and family — I was so sorry to hear of Joni’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Doreen Whalen

Sincerest condolences to you Monty, and your family, on the untimely death of Joni. May your untold memories sustain you in the difficult days ahead.