December 3, 1927 - November 15, 2019
Passed peacefully in her 92nd year at C.E.E. Hospital, Petrolia, on 15 November 2019. Born 3 December, 1927, Joyce Irene Kelly (nee Bygrove) was a true Hard Oiler. She was educated in Petrolia followed by Normal School (Teacher's College) in London, Ontario. Her long teaching career included working in a one-room schoolhouse on Petrolia's 10th Line. She married J. Frederick Kelly (1995) in 1951, and after raising six children, returned to teaching at St. Philip's in Petrolia until her retirement in 1988. A gifted sewer, Joyce created a quilt for every newly married couple and grandchild in the family. Joyce was recently presented with her 60-year service pin from the Margaret Stokes Chapter of the IODE in Petrolia. Joyce leaves a large extended family to celebrate her life. She was a loving mother and mother-in-law to Paul and Judy Kelly (Sarnia), Janet and David Hext (Petrolia), Karen (2010) and Bruce Pugsley (Shelburne), Kathryn and Chuk Seto (Almonte), Maureen Kelly and Michael McLean (Niagara Falls), and Jennifer Kelly and Alan Dunlop (Calgary). She was the proud grandmother of Ryan and Lyndsy Kelly, Sean Kelly, Erin Kelly, Kelly and Emily Hext, Corrie Hext and Paul Damchuk; Sarah Pugsley, Rachel Pugsley, Colin Pugsley, Matthew and Julie Seto, Jana Seto and Scott Burrows, Reginald McLean and Mackenzie Klauck, Marnie McLean, Anna Dunlop, and Paul Kelly; and great-grandmother of Parker, Ryder, Sierra, Sienna, Lucy, Wyatt, Cassidy, and Anne. Joyce is fondly remembered by her siblings Doris (Melvin) Jensen, Faye (the late Ray) Ireland, David (Anne) Bygrove, and sister-in-law Dianne Bygrove and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Fred, daughter Karen, and by brothers Donald (the late Isla) Bygrove and Kenneth Bygrove. Visitors will be received on Tuesday November 19th from 4:00-7:00 pm at The Needham-Jay Funeral Home, 4059 Petrolia Line, Petrolia. A funeral mass will be held at St. Philip's Church, 415 King Street at 11:00 am on Wednesday, November 20th, 2019. Interment will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wyoming. In lieu of flowers, donations to the CEE Hospital Foundation (https://ceehf.ca/) would be greatly appreciated. Memories and condolences can be shared at https://www.needhamjay.com/.
Passed peacefully in her 92nd year at C.E.E. Hospital, Petrolia, on 15 November 2019. Born 3 December, 1927, Joyce Irene Kelly (nee Bygrove) was a true Hard Oiler. She was educated in Petrolia followed by Normal School (Teacher's College)... View Obituary & Service Information
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