RICHARDS, Joyce (née MCKay) - Joyce Richards passed away peacefully in Hamilton, Ontario, on January 20, 2013, at the age of 87. Joyce was born on June 11th, 1925 in the town of Troy, Ontario, the second of three daughters for Beulah and Gordon MCKay. She resided in St. Catharines, Ontario for most of her life, where she raised her family. Joyce enjoyed golfing at the St. Catharines Golf and Country Club and took great pleasure in her career in real estate. Joyce is predeceased by her sister Lilian Cassaday of Oakville, Ontario, and Helen Darling, of Victoria, British Columbia. Joyce is survived by her four children: Judy Carpenter (Keith) of Aurora, Susan Richards of Victoria, Gordon Richards of Tillsonburg and Kathryn Richards of Toronto. Joyce had eight grandchildren, namely Jeffrey and Kristin Carpenter, Alison, Hailey, and Max Pasemko, and Amy, Sarah, and Kris Richards. Arrangements are entrusted to BAY GARDENS FUNERAL HOME, 1010 Botanical Drive (across from Bayview Cemetery, Crematory and Mausoleum), BURLINGTON (905-527-0405). A private family service for Joyce will take place at a later date. Special thank you to the staff at Macassa Lodge for all the kindness that you showed to our Mother. Please sign the online Book of Condolences at

Published in the Toronto Star on Jan. 23, 2013