Juanita Bay passed away on the morning of August 28th, 2022, at Highland Wood LTC in Haliburton, ON. Born Juanita Boozer in Mount Kisco, New York, in 1930, Juanita was raised by her grandmother Lena Isham Williams. She spent her childhood in New York City, Los Angeles, and Richmond, Virginia. A trailblazer, she was the first African American student to graduate from St Mary’s College in Indiana, where she completed a BA in 1952. Juanita had a rich and rewarding life. Married to Christian Bay in 1959, she enjoyed over 30 years with her beloved Christian prior to his death in 1990. The Bays made a life for themselves in Toronto, where Juanita worked as an administrator for a variety of organizations including the policy division at the Ontario Women’s Directorate, where she served as Acting Director prior to her retirement in 1995. A devoted mother, Juanita leaves behind three children: Marit (Daniel LaPierre), Mia Bay and Jonah Bay, and two much-loved grandchildren, Megan and Jordan LaPierre. As per her wishes, she will be interred at Mount Pleasant Cemetery next to her husband, Christian. A memorial service to celebrate Juanita’s life will be held September 23, 2022, from 2:30-5:30 p.m. at Toronto’s Quaker Friends House. In lieu of flowers, the family would welcome contributions to the Juanita Boozer Bay ’52 Scholarship Fund 600365, St. Mary’s College, 110 LeMans Hall, Notre Dame, IN 46556. For online condolences, please visit Juanita’s memorial page at www.etouch.ca.