It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our Mother, Marie Loretta Joyce which occurred at St. Vincent’s Nursing Home on May 19, 2019 at the age of 91. She was the daughter of the late Lorenzo Sampson and Saraphine Jeffery Sampson. She was predeceased by her husband Robert Joyce, Brother Leonard Sampson and Sister Shirley Sampson.
She is survived by Son (Alber) Bobby Joyce (Jackie), daughter Janice Fougere (Pat), grandchildren Lydia (Tim) Scantlebury, Robert Joyce (Sherry), Trevor Fougere, Cory Fougere (Stephanie) and Allison Fougere; Great grandchildren Karley, Aiden, Hunter and Declan. She is also survived by Sisters Dorothy (Tom) Hearn, Theresa Busch, Margaret Cornell, Sister in Law and best friend Stella Sampson, Brother in Law Henry Joyce and Sister in Law Shirley Joyce and many nieces and nephews who loved her so much. Mom was Manager of the Co-op Store in Louisdale for many years and in 1973 Mom and Dad became co-owners of the Goshen Restaurant in Lower South River where they lived and loved so much. Mom loved Bingo and looked forward to every Sunday afternoon for Debbie to pick her up. She also loved going to the Coffee Club in Louisdale where she met with many of her friends.
A great big thank you to the nursing staff at St Vincent’s 3rd floor, where she received excellent care. The Nurses went above all especially in her last weeks.
Visitation will be on Friday May 31st in the Glen Sampson Room from 6 – 9 pm and her Celebration of Life will be on June 1st at 11 am at St. Louis Parish Church in Louisdale with Father Duncan MacIsaac officiating.
We will miss you so much Mom. Love you to the moon and back.