Joyce Anita Farrell

Farrell, Joyce Anita (Feir)

It is with broken hearts that the family announces the passing of a wonderful lady, peacefully in Grimsby, on October 11, 2020,with family at her side. She was in her 90th year. Devoted and beloved wife for 67 years of William Horton Farrell (predeceased). Survived by her sons, Wayne Farrell and Terry Farrell, and daughters, Darlene Koudys, Marilyn Boyd, and Jo-Anne Brunner (George Brunner).  Proud Grandma of Norman(Danielle) and Tyler Boyd (Jessica), Matthew(Vanessa) and Lauren Koudys, Natasha Clarke(Greg) and Preston Farrell,(Michelle) Dylan McClean, and Natalie Kellman (Ryan). Alsoshe was thrilled over great grandchildren Stephan, Trent, Brightyn, Connor, Hunter, Madilyn, Karishma and Anaisha.  Predeceased by parents, Verna and Cecil Feir, sister,Gwendolyn Simpson (Vaughn) and brother, Donald Feir, survived by sister in laws, Ann Feir, and Margaret Feir.  She will be sadly missed by long-time friends, Betty Duffield and Anna Long, also especially missed by cousin, Bonnie Walling, and special neice, Debbie Heerschap, as well as many other relatives and friends. She was born in Haliburton, Ontario and that is where she met her lifelong husband when he visited there, fromGrimsby. They met at a big dancehall there, called Golden Slipper, and danced together seamlessly from that night on for most of their lives. She could be found in the arena there also watching William playing hockey for The Haliburton Huskies.  She was an avid swimmer when younger in the lakes up north.  She lived in Toronto, Grimsby, Beamsville as well as Haliburton more than once throughout her life.  Besides raising a large family, her and William owned a dry cleaning business in Haliburton in earlier years, also she worked for Christie’s Dairy Bars both in Grimsby and Beamsville locations; as well she worked at a popular dress shop, Leidens, in Beamsville,Steinbergs grocery store in Grimsby, and lastly worked as a nanny for a lawyer in Toronto, when she was 17 years old. Aside from raising her family, her favourite past times were, playing Euchre, gardening in the flowerbeds, dancing, bowling, camping and fishing.

A private family service will be held on Wednesday, October 21st at 11:00 a.m.  A public Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.  If desired, donations can be made to Heart and Stroke or Alzheimer’s Associations, or West Lincoln Hospital Fund.