Joyce Katherine Hodgins
It is with incredible sadness that we announce the unexpected loss of our mom, wife, sister and dear friend Joyce Hodgins. She passed away in her sleep from an apparent heart attack on March 22, 2020. As the pandemic spread across the world, her great heart gave out from empathy with the suffering of others.
Joyce was only 63 and was loved by all who knew her. She was the quiet, unassuming hub of many circles, including friends and neighbours around Fourteen Island Lake and in Ottawa, co-workers from Ottawa Public Health, the Lakehead Nursing class of 1979, and Immaculata High School. She was a keen observer of nature, always noticing and identifying animals, plants, and distant birds from her front window and during quiet walks in the country. Always thoughtful and kind, Joyce would take time to listen, research, and consider feelings before speaking. She loved planning her many travels as much as she enjoyed the trips themselves.
She will be deeply missed by her husband Alan Boyce, her much-loved children Patrick and Johanna, sister Marie Armstrong (Ron), brothers Glenn (Mavis), Mike (Sue), and Ken (Sue), sister-in-law Bonny, and many friends and extended family.
In a few months, once the current world health crisis has passed, there will be a celebration of life in Verona and a funeral in Ottawa. Until then, Joyce would want you to keep well and stay safe. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the charity of your choice.
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