Monday, September 11, 2006

Joyce Stanton: More Than a Name

In my search to learn more about Joyce Stanton, I have continuously met the same roadblocks time and again: "Missing", "No Further Information Available" or simply "Unknown". Emails requesting information about her have not yielded any assistance as of yet. For now, she remains an enigma.

What I have managed to learn is that Joyce was of Guyanese descent and may have had a relative by the name of Patricia Stanton, who also perished with her at the World Trade Center on the morning of September 11, 2001. Information about Patricia Stanton has also proved to be equally challenging.

There are many things we can safely assume about this mysterious lady. She was someone's daughter and perhaps someone's wife and someone's mother. She was someone's friend and she is missed.

You may have passed her on a crowded sidewalk everyday or shared an elevator with her in silence. She may once have sat near you at your favorite restaurant or took your order at Windows On The World. Like all of us on that Tuesday morning 5 years ago, she breathed in the crisp Autumn air and marveled at the deep blue sky if only for a moment.

Joyce Stanton's past, like the future that was taken from her, remains one of endless possibility.

I will never forget her.

Joyce Stanton's square featured on the United in Memory: The 9/11 Victims Memorial Quilt.


Please contact me if you have any information regarding Joyce Stanton or Patricia Stanton:


2996: Honouring The 9/11 Victims

. . Tribute to Patricia Stanton by Rose

. . Complete List of Tributes and Participants



Jaci said...

I will remember her tomorrow. Thank you for sharing!

CA said...

Excellent post. I will not forget. Jim

keda said...

i will think of her today.
thank you.

Mike said...

I'm sure she was loved and loved others, and that thought alone makes me grieve for her and all 2996.

Cathy said...

We will remember her.

Nate said...

Good job Rob... We will never forget

Cathy said...

Rob: This is the smallest of leads, but I felt compelled to share this with you right away.

I was perusing more tributes and I just finished reading The Conservative UAW Guy's tribute to Sarah Kahn. She worked for Forte Food which was the dining service for Cantor Fitzgerald. What's the connection? Sarah immigrated here from Guyana...

You/(we because I would be happy to help) could get a list of all the Forte Food employees lost and start going through the names. We could then go to and certainly will run into someone that knew Joyce.

Jedi Master Rob said...

Great idea! I want to do that. Thanks!