Joyce LaForce

December 23, 1928 - April 3, 2014

Joyce Marie LaForce nee Blundell, went from this life on April 3, 2014 into the sound of birds finally singing and the sight of spring flowers breaking through the warming earth. She was 85 years old. Sadness is overwhelming at times but we will accept the finality that is the death of the human body. On some plain somewhere, she will be reunited with her love Charlie, daughter Julia and grandchild, Baby Summer. They were never far from her thoughts and they lived quietly in her heart always. Her grandchildren Alex (Tina)and Emily and great grandson James, were so very important to her. She cherished all tales about the simple goings on in their lives, from growth, to school projects, to friends, to careers, and then their grown up lives. She loved young people and loved having them around. They will miss her terribly. She doted on her Son in law René and treasured his second wife Christine, daughters Brielle and Casey and son Austin. It was her new found family and she loved seeing them. Daughter Selena and Son-in-law Peter nourished her, cared for her and tried to protect her from all that was amiss. It was a long tiring journey fraught with tears and love, made easier with the caring of many who came to know her through her illness. She lived a long life with joys and some would say too many sorrows. She was fiercely protective of those she loved and was always the best cheerleader in the world. A MEMORAIL SERVICE will be held at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, Ontario on Saturday April 12th at 2:00 p.m. Joyce and everyone she knew in her last years, fought valiantly against the formidable enemy that is Alzheimer's. It strips people of not just their memories but also their hope, their dignity and finally their lives. It is cruel and unrelenting. If you find it in your plans please make any donations to your local Alzheimer's chapter. Thank you.