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HATFIELD, Joyce Louise (nee Fletcher)



Passed away peacefully on March 11th, 2024, at the age of 85, in Orillia, Ontario. Born on October 13th, 1938, in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, she was the daughter of Freda Wayling (Ken) and Bill Fletcher, and the beloved wife of Nelson Hatfield for nearly 66 years.

Joyce will be deeply missed by Nelson, as well as other surviving family members, including her brother Paul Fletcher (Grovine, predeceased), sister Margaret McCaul (Paul), children Myrna (Peter), Kevin (Brenda) and Eric (Denise), grandchildren Mark (Katie), Tamara (Tim), Dale (Sarah), Krista (Nathan), Shania (Dillian), Randy, Alesha and Becky, great-grandchildren Gordon, Georgia, Greyson, Dean, Maisie, Sydney, Bella and Adalynne.

Joyce’s career was marked by dedication and hard work. She held various jobs before finding her calling at Chrysler Canada in Ajax, where she eventually retired after many years of service. She and Nelson spent over two decades together enjoying their well-earned retirement in Dunedin, Florida, where Joyce coordinated many social events and made numerous friendships.

Joyce was a loving and caring individual who touched the lives of many. She faced her brief battle with cancer with grace and courage, surrounded by family and with Nelson at her side. A special thank you to the staff at the Leacock Care Centre for their compassionate support and care.

A celebration of Joyce’s life will be held at the Orillia Masonic Temple at 24 James St. E, on Saturday June 15th, 2024, from 12-3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society, the Canadian Cancer Society, or a charity of your choice. Condolences and memories may be shared at the Mount Lawn Funeral Home and Cemetery website:

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