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Obituary for Joyce Louise Smith

Joyce Louise Smith

Joyce Louise Smith, passed away with family by her side, at Huron Shores Hospice, Tiverton, on Monday, July 31, 2023, at age 74.

Beloved wife of the late Norman “Ted” Smith. (2017).

Stepmother to Michael Smith (Lise), and Karen Smith.
“Grandma Pumpkin” to Patrick Smith (Emma) and Catherine Smith. Great grandmother of Alex and Sam.

Dear sister of Norman Porritt (Linda) and sister in-law Louise Porritt.

Predeceased by her parents, Margaret (nee Jackson) and Rev. Ralph Porritt, brother Rosslyn Porritt and stepson Craig Smith.

Joyce was sociable and enjoyed chatting and being with people. She played bridge, the piano and sang with a women’s acapella group. Joyce loved jewelry and had a closet full of beautiful items. Joyce was, for many years, the owner of Jay’s 5th Avenue in Kincardine, a women’s clothing store. Besides being a business owner Joyce was known for delivering the odd bouquet of flowers, selling Combined Insurance and was a very capable bookkeeper. With her beloved Ted, Joyce travelled and lived in many places, she saw Morocco, Libya, Indonesia and the Philippines to name just a few places. Perhaps all this travelling gave Joyce her excellent sense of direction. If you needed to get somewhere she was the ideal copilot. The original GPS, she knew where she was, how to get there and all the short cuts along the way. Joyce was connected to her community, and those whose lives she touched along the way will remember her fondly. Joyce will be missed by her family and her friends.

A special thank you to those who cared for Joyce, doctors, hospital and hospice staff, and friends. We, Joyce’s family, cannot thank you enough for your kindness and compassion.

Visitation will be held at the Anglican Church of the Messiah, 421 Russell Street Kincardine, on Wednesday, August 9, 2023, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., where the Memorial Service to honour Joyce’s life will follow at 11:30 a.m. Reception in the church hall following the interment service at the Kincardine Cemetery.

Memorial donations to Huron Shores Hospice, Anglican Church of the Messiah-Kincardine, or a charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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