Joyce Megan McIntyre (5 Dec 1946 - 30 Jul 2020)

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In loving memory of Joyce Megan McIntyre who sadly passed away on 30th July 2020

David Walton donated £21 in memory of Joyce

To a dear friend.

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Jane Walton donated £40 in memory of Joyce

In memory of a very special friend.

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Louise Richardson donated £71.50 in memory of Joyce

In loving memory of Joyce, a great friend to Pat and a kind neighbour to Selma, Zdenek, Stan, Maureen, Carole, Violet, Archie, Ali, Dylan, Louise and their families. May she rest in eternal peace. xx

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Allison Chew donated in memory of Joyce

You were taken from us all too soon. Thank you for the happy memories that we will hold so close to our hearts. Now sleep tight lovely lady . Xxxxx love you xxxx from Allison xxx

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Ilze Mason donated £10 in memory of Joyce

In loving memory of my late friend Joyce, who inspired me with her wonderful art work.

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Joyce McIntyre Eulogy
Joyce Megan McIntyre
Joyce was Born at 154, Station Road, Kings Heath on 5th December 1946, to her parents Megan and Norman Allcock.
Her brother Geoffrey was 5 years old at the time Joyce was born.
For all of Joyce’s young and early adult life was Lived in Kings Heath. She went to Kings Heath infant’s and junior school, then attended Queensbridge Road school and finished her education when she was 15.
Joyce worked hard as a shorthand typist taking great pride in her accuracy and ability. She then went to work at Cadbury’s where she developed her liking for chocolate before moving to Selly Oak Hospital where she worked diligently as the Personal assistant to the Director of Nursing, During this time Joyce was a mentor to other staff and a was a well-respected accurate typist, often helping tutorial staff with their not so good skills in attention to spelling and grammar. Help was always given in a kind manner.
At the age of 37 Joyce met George and on 21st January 1984 they were married.
She was happily married but unfortunately only for a short time as George died in 1994.
In the years after, Joyce made every effort to enjoy her life, going out often when she said she might have wanted to stay in. She enjoyed new friendships during this time, visited places she had not been to before. Including several visits to London the first of which was to see the Tower of London along with her mom Meg and her dear friend Jane and her husband David they also went to see shows in London and other venues, also a few years later she enjoyed trips over to Minorca again to stay with Jane and David.
Her last place of employment was St Mary’s hospice where she worked as Personal assistant to the Matron.
Joyce retired in 2003.
During this time Joyce had many interests being involved with the Multiple sclerosis society and the Royal British legion.
On retirement Joyce continued to work in a charitable way.

Sadly Joyce lost both her mother and her brother during her early retirement.
It was at the British legion she met Dave and they formed a partnership that was to give Joyce a new and special time in her life. Partly because they both liked playing bingo at various venues such as The Corks and E57 clubs and made a formidable couple Often winning not only at bingo but on the one-armed bandits as well. But, also because Joyce was introduced to Dave’s children, Allison, Russell and Stephen. This gave Joyce great pleasure as she experienced a family atmosphere again in her life. She was especially pleased when she became “Gran” and then “Great Gran” to the steadily growing family around her, she would take great delight in having little chats and singing songs and rhymes with them and creating special memories.
Her life was complete.

Art & Craft work had always interested Joyce and she joined different clubs around the area and in developing this she started to help St Mary’s hospice and other charities. There were many sales of her craft and the work of the craft group she belonged to. The highlight of the year was the Christmas bazaar that she organised, along with her friend Linda that raised over £50,000 for St Mary’s hospice.
Why did these craft fairs do so well and were enjoyed by so many? Joyce and Linda spent many, many hours before the day working very, very hard. A true credit to them both.
Joyce also found time and enjoyment in charity shopping. There were well trodden routes around Harborne, Halesowen, Shirley and Lichfield to name but a few. Often laden down with jigsaws, a pastime both she and Dave enjoyed. There was always time for a coffee and a shared toasted tea cake along the way.
Whenever visiting Joyce at home you would always be greeted with a great big bear hug and a big kiss on the lips and quickly offered a cup of tea and a biscuit always brought to you by David and never Joyce herself, I often wondered if she never liked her own tea or it just tasted better when David made it?
All of us being here today and those that couldn’t attend to say goodbye to Joyce shows how much she was loved and how much she will be truly missed.

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Jacqueline Tonks donated in memory of Joyce

Joyce I'll miss your sense of fun as one of the 'Ladies who Lunch'. Rest in Peace. x

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