Patricia (Pat) Joyce of Saint John passed away peacefully on March 1, 2021 at the Turnbull Nursing Home. Born May 23 of 1929, she was the daughter of the late Hugh John and Gladys (MacDonald) MacPhee. Pat moved to Saint John in the early 50’s working for New Systems Dry Cleaning. She met her husband Walter (Wally) and they married in March 1961. They moved to Inuvik, NWT and soon came her only son Richard Joyce. They then moved to Frobisher Bay (now Iqualit) in 1964, then Edmonton in 1967. Patricia worked at Youth Development Center for the government of Alberta for 12 years where she earned her cooks papers in 1983. Wally and Pat retired in 1985 and returned to Saint John the same year.
She was a former member of the RCL Branch #53 and Past member of WO & Sergeants Mess Woman’s Association. Pat was a fantastic cook and baker; talented seamstress. She loved Bingo, enjoyed playing darts and was well known for her love of scratch tickets.
She is survived by her only son Richard Joyce and his wife Susan of Saint John; grandson Gillan Joyce; special niece Patricia Carroll (Ben) & Family; she had a special place in her heart for her great great great nephew Hudson. She is also survived by her brother Allan MacPhee (Marion), sisters Bernadette Ferguson and Ellen Jane MacPhee all of Prince Edward Island; several nieces, nephews; great nieces & nephews and friends. Along with husband Wally and her parents, Pat was predeceased by her siblings Joseph, Angus and Duncan MacPhee and baby Allan MacPhee in infancy; sisters Louise Mulholland, Jean Morse, Mary Doggett, Miriam Gross and Theresa LeBute.
Special thanks to the staff at Turnbull Nursing home, especially: Sarah Pascon, Mel Barrett and Joy Pettinger.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road (646-2424). Due to the current pandemic and public health regulations. A visitation and service will be held for invited guests only. Friends are invited to view livestreaming of the service on Thursday March 4 at 10:15 a.m. https://www.oneroomstreaming.com/view/authorise.php?k=1614720511103637. Donations in Pat’s memory can be made to Bobby’s Hospice or to the charity of the donor’s choice. To send a message of condolence please visit www.fundyfuneralhome.com
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