Sylvia JOYCE
1936 - 2021
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JOYCE, Sylvia Sylvia Joyce, born May 1st, 1936 in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England to William (Bill) and May Dent passed away peacefully April 28th, 2021 with Family at her side. Sylvia grew up in Gateshead, England where after completing Brighton Road High School, she worked as a short-hand typist for Warner Brothers Films. Sylvia often told the story as a youth, she and her girlfriend knocked on a door looking for a young man they knew. His older brother, Peter Joyce opened the door and shoo'd them away. Sylvia claims she told her girlfriend as they walked away, she was going to marry Peter. Sylvia and Peter were married 8 years later in 1958, remaining faithful companions, usually seen together, until Peter's passing in 2015. Peter and Sylvia had 3 sons and immigrated to Canada in 1966. Settling in Tsawwassen in 1969, it was a community in which they felt happy and blessed to raise their family. Sylvia was a friend to many and always available to volunteer her time. A committed letter writer and card sender, who adapted to the times with email, but never forgot the personal touch of the handwritten note. Sylvia stayed connected to the many people in her life including childhood friends who's lives had taken them to different parts of the world. With Peter, she was fortunate to journey to 39 countries with a common stop home in England to see Family and friends. Sylvia lived her life with a glass half full personality, always with a smile and a make the best of the situation attitude. Thankfully, she passed this spirit to many. She will always remain in our thoughts. Sylvia was predeceased by her husband Peter (2015) and her sister Irene Timbey. Sylvia will be forever loved and remembered by her family; Gavin (Sheila), Bill (Nina) and Darren (Dana). Her loving niece Carol Redhead. Grandchildren; Stephen, Katie, Emma, Ryan, Will, Alex, Rob, Lauren, Mackenna, and Addison. The Family sincerely thanks the compassion and quality of care by Delta Hospital. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Delta Hospital Foundation or The Alzheimer Society of Canada in Sylvia's memory. The Family will hold a private ceremony, in which Peter and Sylvia will be again together. A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date, when social norms allow.



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Published in Delta Optimist from May 6 to Jun. 5, 2021.
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May 10, 2021
Thank you to Auntie Sylv & all of the Joyce’s for always making us feel part of the family. You have always been a constant in our lives and we will miss your letters, emails, chats & laughs. Thank you for all of the love & the memories xx
Alix & Craig Malcolm
Friend
May 9, 2021
Sylvia was a good friend for 40 years we had lots of laughs.
She was very seldom down always happy with Peter by her side.
A big loss to all of us
pam bentsen
May 7, 2021
TO Darren,Ryan and Rob
Your Mom and Grandmother was always so friendly and happy to stop and talk to us when we ran into her at the shops. We know you will have many good memories of her and Peter.
Brian and Donna Brackman
Friend
May 6, 2021
What a sweet, likeable, bubbly woman. A friend of her son Bill, and she would come over for a visit when visiting. Her fun loving nature and personality has carried on to her three sons. Your family will carry this trait on..... xoxoxo. Greba Moncrief
greba moncrief
Acquaintance
May 6, 2021
I am so grateful to have been a part of her life ( and Peter’s) for many years. Wonderful memories. Sylvia had a wonderful full and rewarding life.
Derek
Family
May 6, 2021
My condolences and so sorry for your loss. Sylvia was such a positive force and I loved to meet her around Tsawwassen, always friendly, always having something nice to say. Her presence will be missed.
Siv Klausen
Friend
May 6, 2021
Fly straight to the light of love my beautiful Mother.
Bill
Son
May 6, 2021
On behalf of the Kirk family we offer the Joyce Clan our condolences at this time, Having grown up around the joyce family in T town dating back to the mid 70’s they never forgot their English heritage, Will always remember being warmly greeted by Sylvia and Peter when at their home, will remember the downstairs room with the bumper pool and table soccer, I will always remember Sylvia as a lady with a great smile and never short of conversation . She will be dearly missed by her sons. All I can say Lads, is when Sylvia catches up with Peter she can lean over and whisper in his ear.... we did a great Job!
Ian Kirk
Friend
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