Jessie Violet Joyce
Jessie Violet Joyce (nee Bingham) of Winnipeg passed away at the age of 83 on July 28, 2019 at Riverview Health Center in Winnipeg after a long illness surrounded by family.
Jessie was born in Summerside, Prince Edward Island in 1936 to Fred and Thyra (Clark) Bingham. Jessie was married to Malcolm Joyce in PEI, on September 13, 1958. She graduated from Mt. Allison University in 1957 where she met her future husband. Soon after their marriage, she accompanied her pilot husband who was a member of 444 Sqn flying F-86 fighters, to Baden-Baden, Germany. When on leave, they traveled the continent exploring Europe in all its beauty.
Two of her four children were born in Germany. The next posting was to Saint John, New Brunswick where she had her third child followed by a posting to Gimli, Manitoba, where her fourth child was born. After a posting to San Antonio Texas our family moved to and settled in Winnipeg.
Jessie volunteered for many things including Manitoba Government House, and as the wife of a military Aide-de-camp, she organized and assisted with social engagements through four consecutive Lt. Govenors. Jessie made many wonderful friends while volunteering at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre. Also, some of her favourite activities were gathering with her beloved stitchery group and lunching with her Mermaid ladies. She and her husband adored the beautiful beaches and the red soil of their childhood home, Prince Edward Island. Her kindness and generosity were renowned. There was no child in the neighbourhood who would go hungry at lunch and scores enjoyed her delicious cookies made in her favourite yellow mixing bowl.
Jessie was preceded in death by her parents and younger brother Kenneth Bingham. She leaves behind her husband of 61 years, Malcolm Joyce, son Michael (Linda) Joyce, daughter Karen (Martin) Ashton, son Robert (Sherry) Joyce, daughter Judy (Kurt) Zinkan, her brother Arthur (Deanna) Bingham, sister-in-law Vivianne (Michael) Iles, seven grandchildren, one great grandchild, and four nieces and nephews including nephew Ron (Krystal) Bingham of PEI, of whom she became very close and many beloved adopted PEI cousins. Jessie would love to have all that were touched by her to engage in an act of kindness towards someone be it family, friend, or stranger.
The family would like to thank the staff of Riverview for their kindness and professionalism. In lieu of flowers an act of kindness or a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society would be welcome.
A celebration of Jessie’s life will be held on August 2, 2019, 2:00 pm, at Neil Bardal Funeral Centre, 3030 Notre Dame Avenue (across from Brookside Cemetery).
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Jessie Joyce Sunday July 28th 2019..
Death notice for the town of: Winnipeg, Province: Manitoba