CURTIS, Joyce - peacefully at PeopleCare Oakcrossing, surrounded by her family on Thursday, March 6, 2014, Joyce Burnice Curtis (Pethick) of London in her 85th year. Beloved wife of 59 years of Richard Harcourt Curtis. Loving mother of Terry Henderson and her husband Mike of Bayfield, Cathy Delitala and her husband Frank of Grand Bend, and Robert Curtis and his wife Christina of Ilderton. Dear grandmother of Gregory, Colin, and Robert Henderson; Albert, Richard, Emma, and Antony Delitala; and Angela, Matthew, and Rebecca Curtis. Predeceased by her grandson Byron Henderson (2007). Joyce will be especially remembered for her love and devotion to family and friends, her accomplished culinary and sewing skills, her enjoyment of music and reading, and for her beautifully crafted gardens, gracing both her London home and beloved Cape Hurd cottage. A memorial service will be conducted at the Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James St. at Richmond, on Saturday, March 15 at 2:00 p.m. with visitation preceding from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Memorial contributions to the Nature Conservancy of Canada or to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Ellen and Jim Barocas
March 11, 2014, 11:33 am
Our hearts are overflowing with love and memories of Joyce. A beautiful woman, inside and out, she was warmth and generosity personified. Nothing was more improtant to Joyce than family, and how lucky were we, as cousins, to be always included in her loving world.
I could never thank her enough for her support during our mother's final days. She helped us get through that as no one else could.
I have many of Joyce's recipes; the cards are spattered and stained, because I make them for holiday dinners every year. The dishes are wonderful, but mostly I make them because I feel her with me.
Our love and prayers go out to all the family.
Ellen, Jimmy, Julia and Tovah Barocas
March 13, 2014, 2:18 pm
Our sincerely condolences on the loss of a wife, mother and grandmother. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family as you go through the final steps of this long journey. Love from your Tobermory Neighbors, Jeanne and Ralph Lascelles and daughter Debbie Lascelles
Mary Hockin McTaggart
March 11, 2014, 10:17 pm
To the Curtis family-
You are in our thoughts as we remember Joyce, a very special person, so warm and caring. Most sincerely, the McTaggart Family
The Off Family
March 9, 2014, 3:55 pm
Our deepest sympathy to your family for your loss, our thoughts are with you. The Off's
Maddie & Ian Mackay
March 10, 2014, 8:22 am
Our condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to Family & Friends.
I have so many fond memories of sharing Christmas dinner with the Curtis family. Joyce was such a graceful and lovely host and she was a wonderful cook.
Be comforted that JoyceÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½s burdens have been lifted and she is now in a better place.
Love to all.
Maddie and Ian Mackay.
March 11, 2014, 5:49 pm
My heartfelt condolences to Dick, Terry, Cathy and Bob (and grandchildren) on the loss of Joyce. My memories of Joyce are of her warmth, elegance and graciousness, and I was glad to have been able to visit again with her and Dick at their lovely family home (after many years), and then to visit Joyce again last spring in London (her warmth was still evident, even as she struggled to communicate).
My thoughts and love are with you all.
March 13, 2014, 10:48 am
My heart goes out to all of you who have lost this beautiful soul. Rest in knowing that her spirit will always be close to you. My connection with Joyce as her primary PSW while she remained at home was very special. I send love and blessings to all of you.
John&Jeanette Mollica and Family
March 13, 2014, 1:11 pm
Dear Bob,Christina and Family.Sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother/Grandmother Joyce. Thoughts and prayers to you all at this difficult time.
John Henderson, Al Maynard
March 15, 2014, 10:18 am
May we extend our deepest condolences to family and friends at this time of your loss.
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