It was sad to hear of the passing of our dear friend Joyce on Monday 15th June. Hopefully we will have an opportunity to join in remembering the life of Joyce later this year, once the Corona Virus numbers allow us to meet again.
I have known Joyce for many years from the time the Baptist Church at Grove Road joined together with Christ Church URC. in Friern Barnet Road.
On retirement I joined the Women's Club and at that time Doreen led the group, Val was Secretary and Joyce was the Treasurer and Birthday Book Secretary, sending cards to the members on their special day.
The Women's Club eventually moved from the Grove Road Christian Centre to the parlour at Christ Church and Doreen stood down to be replaced by me and Joyce continued in her role.
In all this time Joyce was very active in the Women's Club and its work at the Church Summer Fete on one of its stalls, very often the cake stall and the Church's Saturday Coffee Morning with her Viennese Whirls.
Joyce was very good at recognising the efforts of others and generously supporting them with a kind word of thanks and showing her gratitude for any kindness or time given to her. Even towards the end Joyce had put to one side items from her Spring Clear Out for a Bring and Buy at the Women's Club. Her son Steven and wife Anne have given these to me and the money will go to a Charity and any remaining items to a North London Charity shop at North Finchley.
Joyce is being missed by so many of her family and friends.