Patricia "Pat" Isabel Joyce

August 9th, 2022

Patricia “Pat” Isabel Joyce

October 10, 1949 to August 9, 2022

On August 9, 2022 Patricia “Pat” Isabel Joyce (née Kyle) passed away in Trail, British Columbia surrounded by her loving family after a brief and brave battle with cancer.  Pat was born in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia on October 10, 1949 to John and Margaret Kyle (née Flynn). Pat was the youngest of 5 siblings and is survived by Sheila Chapman (Bernie), Elizabeth Taylor (Bill) and was predeceased by Elaine Bain (Sterling) and Johnny Kyle (Alma).

Pat graduated from East Pictou District High School in 1963 at the age of 15 and began her long career in administration work firstly within the RCMP and eventually in property/retail management. She was a role model in her professionalism and compassion. After Pat’s retirement she took courses from Mount Saint Vincent University followed by many years of volunteering: with the RCMP as a Victim Services Advocate; the Veterans Association; the Capitol Theatre in Moncton NB; and then at the Quarry Theatre. Pat thrived on giving back to her community and to those in need.

Pat and Lloyd Joyce married in 1969 and had three children: Chris Joyce, Sherri Karn (Jesse), and Kelly Joyce who passed away in 1975 at the age of 6 months. Kelly was always missed and never forgotten. Through her marriage to Lloyd their family grew with sisters-in-law Marilyn DeAdder, Melda Dwyer (Billy) and Linda MacDonald (Alan) and all their children on both the Joyce and Kyle sides of the family.

Pat’s pride and joy were her 5 beautiful grandchildren: Sadie and Thane Joyce; and Corbin, Mack and Luke Karn; who cherished their Nana wholeheartedly. Nana loved these kids the hardest, laughed at their shenanigans the loudest, and hung on every word when they spoke and shared stories. Listening to her laugh about the things these kids said and did was always the best!

We asked each of the grandchildren to say their most treasured memory after Nana’s passing. They all put thought and love into this which led to amazing conversations and story telling. The top moments ended up being:

Sadie: Nana orchestrated a cabin vacation to Christina Lake in 2014 with all kinds of fun beach activities.

Thane: The times when they went to the golf course and driving range together.

Corbin: A trip to Mexico together where she always allowed them to indulge in extra ice cream.

Mack: Sneaking into bed early in the mornings with Nana when she visited and having quiet chats.

Luke: When Nana taught him how to fill up the gas tank and he felt so grown up being trusted to do so.

When not bragging about her grandchildren, shopping or volunteering Pat loved playing cards, playing scrabble, kicking butt at hockey pools, cooking, baking, caring for others, writing, reading, the arts and preparing for her next vacation and adventure.

Pat’s Christian faith and relationship with God guided her life. Pat spent many hours within Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Riverview NB, St. Ignatius Catholic Church and Saint Benedict Parish in the Halifax NS area. Pat volunteered whenever she could within the church and support groups.

In lieu of flowers, donations could be made to Chalice Canada (www.chalice.ca) or to the Canadian Cancer Society (www.cancer.ca) or to a charity of your choice.

You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence.

Messages:

I know I’m late but just wanted to give my condolences to the family of Pat. She was a wonderful woman and a kind soul. Gone too soon.

Dear family of Pat, I was stunned this morning to learn that Pat had died awhile ago from her FB page. I then looked for an obituary. I was thinking of her as October 10 is her birthday. This is such a loss for each of you. Know of my sympathy. Love and prayers, Joan

Such a very nice obituary. Pat was such a wonderful lady with an amazing laugh. I cherish my memories of summers spent with you guys growing up. Thinking of you all.

Pat’s laugh will forever be etched in my memory. She was such a joyful person whose warmth and humour were evident to all who knew her. My heartfelt sympathy to you all - Sherri, Jesse, Corbin, Mack, Luke, Chris, Sadie, Thane, Lloyd and also to Pat’s friends and family on the East Coast.

Lloyd, Sherri, Chris and Betty. It is difficult to imagine life without Pat. Pat loved her family, especially her grandchildren and had a deep faith in the Lord. She had a full life of joy, humour and lots of wisdom, we are all lucky that she shared this with us. Love to all of you, Linda

Pat and Lloyd stayed with us for about 3 weeks in 2004 when we were patiently (or not so patiently) waiting for our first grandchild to be born. I remember her thoughtfulness, humor, and deep wisdom. She will be missed.

Deepest condolences to Pat’s family, such a big loss.

My Guardian gave me a thought about Pat today. I had no inkling so I googled and found this sad news about my former co-worker, friend and believer in Christ, gone to heaven. I feel devastated but on the other hand, happy that Pat returned to Trail to be near her family before her passing. She will forever be missed. May she Rest In Peace. Amen ❤️

Please accept our sincere condolences to each one of you at this difficult time. May God give her eternal rest and give you the peace you need at this time.

I feel very lucky to have got to know Pat. She was always warm, funny, and she gave you her full attention when you were together, a true deep listener. She will be dearly missed by those who are close to her, and always remembered.

I only knew Pat for a brief time. She was so very positive and brought her own sunshine! I suspect everyone who knew her has felt this too... Lots of love to you who cared for her and loved her well!!

I am so sorry to hear of Pat's death. She was a dear friend. Her devotion to her faith and generous spirit was an inspiration to me and all who knew her. She will be missed. My love and sympathy to Lloyd, family and Betty.

Lloyd, Sheri, Chris and Families, Sorry to hear of Mother's passing. Hope that time will help you through. Condolences to all

We heard from Pat's sister, Betty a few months ago that Pat had been ill. Even when you know of illness, it is still a shock. To the family we pass along our sympathy. In our younger years we spent good time together.

To know Pat was to know someone who was warm, kind hearted and full of spunk. I have many treasured memories that I continue to hold dear and I am forever grateful to have known this gem of a woman. Blessings to all the family and friends that will dearly miss her.

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