In Memory of




Obituary for Debra Ann Joyce

It is with deep sadness that the we announce the peaceful passing of Debra Ann Joyce, aged 67, on December 15, 2023 with her family by her side.

Debbie was loved deeply and will be missed by her husband, Bruce and their two children and their spouses; Jody & D’Arcy Maguire and Jamie Joyce & Melissa Gushulak, as well as their 5 grandchildren, Brody, Hailey, Kolton, Cameron and Ayden. Debbie’s reason for being were her husband, her children and her grandchildren. She loved them fiercely.

Spending time together as a family was Debbie’s most favourite thing. She loved having everyone together for dinner, where she would cook up one of her famous gramma meals. So many great memories were made gathered together.

She leaves behind her siblings: Calvin & Melinda Osmond, Roger & Sue Winter, Sally & Dave Stevens , John & Bev Dobson, Jane & Dave Hardy, Harry & Linda Joyce and Donna Joyce, plus several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and support staff at Riverside Healthcare Facility in Fort Frances for their care and compassion, close family friends Aimee Millett and Kim Gushulak for always being there and Amy Gushulak, who was like a second daughter to Debbie.

As per Debbie’s wishes cremation has taken place. The family would like to invite loved ones to a luncheon on Thursday, December 28, 2023 at 1pm at The Metis Hall. If you know our mom, you know that this is very informal and she would not want us gathering in sadness. She wants her family to be surrounded by love and laughter.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Best For Kitty, a local cat/kitten rescue.

“If there ever comes a day where we can’t be together, keep me in your heart. I’ll stay there forever.”