Joyce Mary Downton (26 Apr 1935 - 1 Jun 2022)

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Location
All Saints Church Hampreston Hampreston Village Wimborne BH21 7LX
Date
22nd Jun 2022
Time
11.30am
Funeral Director
Nicholas O’Hara Funeral Directors Ltd, Wimborne

In loving memory of Joyce Mary Downton who sadly passed away on 1st June 2022. Beloved Wife of the late Roly, much loved Mum of Nigel & Julie and Tracey & Rob. Dear Nan of Mark, Samantha, Chloe and Laura and Great Nan of Felicity, Isabelle, William, Jacob, Logan, Felix and Edith.

A life long resident of Ferndown and a friend to many.

Joyce was born in Ferndown and grew up on Wimborne Road East. Third child of Sam and Maggie Dominey, she had older brother Sam, older sister Peg and younger brother Wally. She attended Ferndown School where her own mother had previously been a teacher.

On leaving school at 15, she went to work for Curry's in Winton where she stayed until the untimely death of her mum in 1952. She left her job aged 17 to look after her father and younger brother. In 1956 she married Roly at All Saints Church, Hampreston. Nigel was born in 1957 and Tracey in 1965. The family continued to live at Melbury for many happy years.

Over the years, Joyce was an active member of the PCC at Hampreston. She was Tawny Owl at Ferndown Brownies, dinner lady at Gorsemoor Middle School and supported Roly with his part time work at Ferndown Youth Club as well as joining lots of other local clubs and acivites in Ferndown. She had so many friends in Ferndown and the wider area.

Joyce worked at Debenhams, Bournemouth for 15 years before retiring to spend time wth Roly who sadly passed away in 2002. She continued to live on Wimborne Road East until April 2021 when she moved house to be with Tracey and Rob.

A very special lady who loved her family and was a loyal friend. She will be greatly missed by so many.

PAUL & TIM BARTLETT donated in memory of Joyce

A lovely lady that would always have a chat and enjoyed a bit of fun.

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TRACEY BLACK donated £30 in memory of Joyce

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Mark Jones donated £50 in memory of Joyce

With love from Mark, Chrissie, Hazel and Jessica x

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Christine Purdy donated in memory of Joyce

In loving memory of Joyce a real pleasure to have know this lovely lady. Chris and Steve

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Robert BLACK donated in memory of Joyce

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Fiona Ferenczy donated £20 in memory of Joyce
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Judith Matthews is attending the funeral
Russel Cobb donated £30 in memory of Joyce
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Louise Sampson donated in memory of Joyce

A special lady who was always thoughtful, kind and generous. Such happy memories of the family friendship.

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Christine Guard donated in memory of Joyce
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Barry, Susan and Michael Naish and Smith Family donated £40 in memory of Joyce

Dear Joyce

You have left us with some lovely memories, we give thanks for your friendship.

Michael, Susan and Barry

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Anne Denise and William Hellier donated £43 in memory of Joyce
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Anne Denise and William Hellier wrote

Celebrating a wonderful lady in Joyce.We have lovely family memories of growing up locally all together, we have laughed together and cried together, but will cherish her forever as a dear dear friend to Sylvia and Bill Hellier and to all our families.United with Roly xx

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  • Thnak you very much. X

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Kirsty Swaine donated in memory of Joyce
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June Swaine donated in memory of Joyce
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Eileen & George Smith donated £30 in memory of Joyce
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Alan Gotts donated £30 in memory of Joyce

Our thoughts are with Joyces family and donating for a special lady who always made us welcome.

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  • Thank you Alan

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Peter Downton donated in memory of Joyce
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Kim Tavener donated in memory of Joyce

In memory of a much loved and fondly remembered aunt.

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  • Thank you Kim x

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Sue & Chris Weall donated in memory of Joyce

Memories of Joyce and sending our condolences to all her family

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Shirley Brown donated £30 in memory of Joyce

You will be so missed Joyce, thank you for your friendship.

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Molly Luscombe donated £30 in memory of Joyce

Remembering a dear friend

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Margaret Jewell donated in memory of Joyce

Many happy memories of our time spent together especially our theatre trips to London. Will truly miss you Joyce. Love Margaret X

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1976 at Melbury

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