December 24, 1940 - May 31, 2021
Celebrate the Life of Joyce Boyer-Phillips Joyce Boyer-Phillips, loving and supportive wife, daughter, great-aunt, Auntie and friend, went to be with the Lord on May 31, 2021, reading a book, snuggled into her own bed, after a day of fun and laughter with family by the pool. I know her sister met her on her way to heaven. Aunt Joyce has always lived life on her own terms, as a strong and independent woman. She continued on to her bachelors degree, despite many roadblocks to completing in the late 1950s. She then went to work for the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, where she created unique and fun marketing materials to bring tourism to Ontario. It was at the Ministry of Tourism where Joyce met Fred Boyer, who was one of the loves of her life. They were married for many years, and she accepted his kids as his own, even having holidays like “Christmas in July” to ensure a fun and inclusive household. Fred predeceased Joyce in 1998. Lucky to have found love more than once in her life, in 2003 she married George Phillips. They settled down in Palm Desert, CA but spent summers on Carlsbad, CA where she visited her sister, Mary and family while he surfed and fished. A world traveler, Joyce fearlessly went on her own path. Whether it be a tourism placement in Ireland or Nairobi, she was always up for a challenge and some fun! She was fortunate enough to be able to say that she had been on 6 of the 7 continents and that Antarctica was for the birds it was so cold! When asked if she could go back to one place, she said she’d wished she had taken more time for Safari in Kenya – the 4 days wasn’t enough to really take in the beauty of that continent. For the last 2 years of her life, she loved living with her niece, Stacy and her husband, Rand, along with her grand-nephews, William and Christopher. From daily games of hide and seek, tag, uno and high-ho cherrio to lazy days by the pool and time spent at her favorite winery, she immensely enjoyed becoming “Auntie Joyce” to the boys and like a second mom to Stacy. In the words of her father, “Happy to Meet, Sorry to Part, Happy to Meet Again”. Aunt Joyce, you will be greatly missed by all those who knew you and feel blessed to have gotten the time we had to love you and create such sweet and lasting memories with you and cannot wait to see you again. In lieu of flowers, please send donations The MaxLove Project. https://www.maxloveproject.org/. Aunt Joyce greatly believed in their mission and before the shutdown, had even helped to create boxes of support for some of their SuperKids who were currently fighting cancer!
Celebrate the Life of Joyce Boyer-Phillips Joyce Boyer-Phillips, loving and supportive wife, daughter, great-aunt, Auntie and friend, went to be with the Lord on May 31, 2021, reading a book, snuggled into her own bed, after a day of fun... View Obituary & Service Information
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