Passed away at LHSC – Victoria Hospital on Saturday, February 5, 2022 formerly of Lucan, Bayfield and Delaware at the age of 72. Beloved wife of the late Tim Blackburn (2019). Cherished stepmom of Eric Blackburn (Judy) of London, Heidi Nelson (Geoff) of Brantford, Ian Blackburn (Marie-Josee) of Wheatley, and Patti Blackburn of London. Loving grandma of Jillian (Joel), Emma (Clinton), Jamie-Lee, Hannah, Paige; Chloe (Greg), Mackenzie (Mallory); Olivia, Zachary (Chelsea). Adored great-grandma of Archer, Alorah; Ella and Enzo. Dear sister of the late Diane Braun (Joe), Peter Gavin (Linda), Gayle Moss (Dave), Terry Gavin (Wendy), and Lynda Marshall (Dave). Dear sister-in-law of Nadine Adam (Ernest), Madeline Blackburn, Mark Blackburn, and Matthew (Tabatha). Much loved aunt Joyce of Michelle, Cory, Craig, Tracy, Sherry, Jaydelyn, Jason, and Jesse. Fondly remembered by many great-nieces and great-nephews. Predeceased by her parents Reg and Marion (Harper) Gavin.
Joyce was an avid golfer, and loved being out on the course. She enjoyed spending time on the water, going boating. Joyce was very proud of her career in teaching. She touched the lives of her many students, and colleagues. Above all else, she loved to spend time with her family, and if she couldn’t be with them, she would talk about them.
Keeping with Joyce’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, LUCAN on Friday, May 27th at 2 PM. After spending many wonderful years together, Joyce and Tim will be interred together following the service at Forest Lawn Cemetery, London.
Donations to Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.