Joy Sewell (6 May 1938 - 30 Jun 2020)

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JoySt Christopher's Hospice

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Location
Beckenham Crematorium Elmers End Road Beckenham BR3 4TD
Date
15th Jul 2020
Time
12.30pm
Funeral Director
Albert Parr & Sons

In loving memory of Joy Sewell who sadly passed away on 30th June 2020

(Please note: Due to COVID-19, Joy's funeral will be a private, family gathering of only 15 people. It will however, be available to watch as a live stream. Details to follow.)

Joy was born in Peterborough in 1938, to Salvation Army officers Ruby and David Macmillan, and spent the first 17 years of her life moving towns every 2/3 years.

When she was 17, she started pre-nurse training at Felixtowe, transferring to the London Hospital aged 18 to start her SRN training. Whilst there, she attended Regent Hall Salvation Army, which is where she met David Sewell, and the rest, as they say, is history.

In 1960, Joy and Dave got married and they settled in Anerley in south London where they still lived, as and also continued to attend Regent Hall.

Joy and Dave were blessed 1963 and 1964 with the arrival of Debs and Clare respectively. As the children grew, family holidays became an annual part of life, with many trips to Spain and Italy over the years, often with extended family and friends joining them.

In due course, their children, Debs and Clare married and not too long after, Joy and Dave were further blessed with the arrival of 4 grandchildren. It’s hard to overstate just what the grandchildren meant to Joy and Dave, with Joy forever taking their part! They could do no wrong.

Joy liked to sing, and had a song ready for all occasions, much to the enormous pleasure of her grandchildren who would join in enthusiastically - even once they’d grown to young adults!

After seeing her own children off to secondary school, Joy returned to nursing, working at Bromley Hospital then Princess Royal on the day surgery units. She was very proud to have laid a ceremonial foundation stone at the new day surgery unit at Princess Royal. She finally left aged 74.

Joy was a tireless supporter of Dave, Debs and Clare and their families, never grumbling, instead just being unfailingly cheerful. She was always a wonderful presence in the lives of her family and her many friends and was a supportive, kind and funny, a confidante and a wise counsellor through the hard or sad times.

Her faith remained strong throughout her life, and was lived out in the care she demonstrated to everyone she came into contact with.

Dennis Price donated £25 in memory of Joy

Fond memories of Joy over many years. Den and Den

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Carry donated in memory of Joy

What an absolute blast we had my dear friend, Joy.
Thank you.
God bless XXXX
Love from Carry and the Mental Dental Team @ the DSU.

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Trish Rapp donated in memory of Joy

Lovely memories of our lovely friend Joy - will miss all the laughter. Lots of love
Trish and Neil xxx

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Sue Stock donated in memory of Joy

Joy was a gem and we have so many happy memories .. lots of love to you all xx

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Clare and Nick Pell donated in memory of Joy

Remembering our truly amazing Mum and Grandma - and in support of the great work of St Christophers Hospice

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Debs and Richard Debonnaire donated in memory of Joy

To remember mum

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Andrew & Andrew Deacon donated in memory of Joy

In memory of a lovely caring lady, Joy. Thinking & praying for you Dave and all the family.

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Lindsay McDougall donated £40 in memory of Joy

Given in memory of a Life well lived.....St C. can continue to support others

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Gavin Drake donated £39.61 in memory of Joy

I feel blessed to have know Joy. She lived by her name and was always a source of encouragement. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the family and like you, this is someone I can't wait to see again in the next life.

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Richard Deacon donated in memory of Joy

Thinking of you. With love from Richard, Naomi and Joshua Deacon

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Christopher DEACON donated £20 in memory of Joy

Thanking God for the wonderful life of Joy and the blessings of sharing many happy times together. Thinking and praying for Dave, Debs, Clare and all the family, All Our Love, from Chris, Shelley&James Deacon xxx

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Liz & Rene Debonnaire donated in memory of Joy

A lovely, happy lady who will be greatly missed.

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Nicola Babbb donated £20 in memory of Joy

Joy was always so encouraging and supportive and I loved her sense of humour. She will be much missed.

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Rosemary Pagett wrote

Will miss Joy and her medical advice. She was muched loved by many. May God bless you all 🙏 love Rosemary

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Margaret Pitteway donated in memory of Joy

Happy Memories Margaret and Ken Pitteway

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Karen Stoneham donated £30 in memory of Joy

Thank you Joy for being a fabulous nurse, my mentor and a very dear friend.
I will treasure all the wonderful memories fun and laughter we have had.
You are a true angel... night night xxxx
Love Karen.

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Vanessa O'Leary donated in memory of Joy

Difficult to sum up a whole lifetime of memories, but I see Auntie Joy smiling and laughing, and always there for me. Sending lots of love.

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Sheila Mortimore donated £10 in memory of Joy

Happy memories Joy

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Stuart Hall donated £20 in memory of Joy
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Cecile Duerinckx donated £50 in memory of Joy

In memory of a very special and lovely lady to whom it was my privilege to be related to. I have many happy childhood memories of her kindness and practicality in caring for and reassuring us and others. Much love to all the family.

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Meg Gale donated £50 in memory of Joy

How fortunate I am to have had a lifetime of friendship and fun.....

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