Smith, Joyce

It is with deepest sympathy that the family announces the passing of Joyce Smith (nee Wolden), at the age of 92, on Sunday, June 17, 2018 at Roseview Manor in Thunder Bay, Ont.

Joyce was born on May 6, 1926 in Fort Frances, Ont. and excelled at school, attending college at a young age.

She was devoted to her large extended family of aunts and cousins, always willing to help out. Her kindness was evident throughout her life.

She married Ginter on Oct. 16, 1954 and moved to Ear Falls, Ont. in 1968. Upon retirement, they owned Happy Time Resort in Kashabowie, Ont. and spent many happy years by the water until Ginter’s death in 1995.

She then moved to Thunder Bay, where she lived on her own until she moved to Roseview in February.

Joyce is survived by her son, Gerry, of Alma, Man.; daughters, Donna Rees and Laurie (Brian) Small, all of Thunder Bay, Ont., and Barbara (Dennis) Rushton of St. Albert, Alta.; grandchildren, Mitchell (Jackie) Rees, Landon Rees, Jessica Rushton, Jeremy Rushton, Mackenzie Small, Lauren (Kevin) Oger, and Dillon Small; and five great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Ginter; son, Rodney; infant daughters, Dixie and Kathleen; parents, Agnes and Pete Wolden; brother, Ernest; and sister, Ruby McEvoy.

The family has honoured her wishes for cremation, and a private family interment will be held at a later date.

She was the kindest, sweetest lady who gave her all to everyone, and she will be missed by each person who knew her.