Joy Coghill, Canadian actress, Died at 90


Joy Dorothy Coghill-Thorne was born on May 13, 1926, and died January 20, 2017.

She was a Canadian actress, director, and writer.

Coghill and Myra Benson founded Canada’s first professional touring children’s theatre, Holiday Theatre in 1953.

During 1994, she founded Western Gold, a theatre company for senior professional actors in Vancouver.

Coghill held honorary degrees from SFU and UBC.

Joy was married to Jack Thorne from 1955 until her death in 2017.

Joy’s best-known work is Song of This Place, a play about the Canadian artist Emily Carr.

Also to her writing, Coghill has made guest appearances on Da Vinci’s Inquest as Portia Da Vinci and as the dying human host Saroosh/Selmak on the Stargate SG-1 episode.

Joy Coghill passed away at 90 years old.