Courtice Funeral Chapel

1587 Highway #2, Courtice, ON


William M. Joynson

April 12, 1934April 21, 2020
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Passed away at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on April 21st, 2020, he bravely fought the progress of dementia for the last 5 years. Left to grieve are his beloved wife Sheila, his daughter Lori ((Bob) of Burlington and son Phil (Kathy) of Enniskillen. Will be missed by his grandchildren Natalie (Tetsu) of Toyko, Japan, Dr. Taylor Richardson (Seth), Emma (Bryson) of Colbourne and Eric. Bill was born on April 12th, 1934 in Kamsack, Saskatchewan and is the youngest of 5 children of Frank and Sally Joynson. Will be remembered by his sister Glynis (Vin) and predeceased by his siblings Harvey (Eve), Gwen (Leslie) and Marg (Paul). He met Sheila in Staffordshire, England when she was 16 and he was 19. After living in England, he returned to Canada when he was 20 and started working when he sent for Sheila and they were married in Toronto in 1955. He was a private and wonderful man he had many friends and relatives in Canada and England. A heartfelt thanks to all who helped over the past 6 months, Queen Elizabeth PSW’s, Paramed nurses and PSW’s and all the caring nurses at Lakeridge Health who made his last days more comfortable. We would also like to thank Deb and Adrianna of the Elder Abuse Durham Police Dept. and a Special Thank You to Michelle of the Alzheimer Society of Whitby. We have said the last of our long goodbyes and he is at peace now. Memorial donation to Doctors without Borders, UNICEF or Oxfam would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to COURTICE FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1587 Highway #2, Courtice (905-432-8484). Condolences – www.courticefuneralchapel.com


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Jim Simpson

May 13, 2020

Norma Chapin

May 7, 2020

My deepest condolences to Sheila and your family.

I had the pleasure of working with Bill for several years and have many fond memories.
Bill always had that smile that immediately made you feel comfortable and had you smiling too.
Seeing the picture of Bill's retirement party made me think of the "yellow socks" , if you worked in our department you will know what that's about.
Bill always gave you his undivided attention whether it was a work issue or just a chat.
Bill and I would share our interest of classic cars or hotrods from looking for parts needed or the next car show.

you have left us with wonderful memories and will be greatly missed by all that have had the pleasure of knowing you.

Pat Winter

May 6, 2020

Dear Sheila.
I was so sorry to hear of Bill's passing.
You were good neighbours for many years.
We shared good times at the WPH. Many nice memories.
Thinking of you.
Peace and Blessings to you all, Sheila.
Pat Winter

Jim Simpson

May 3, 2020

Being my father's (Bob) best friend, Bill was always around.
so much so that he got the moniker 'Uncle Bill' from my sister's and I
Dad and Uncle Bill shared many interested and hobbies together, most notably, Cars.
From building Soap Box Derby cars to restoring numerous old classic's.
I can recall going with dad to help out a few times and being attacked by Moose, the killer dachshund, when we would go in the house for tea at the end of the evening. Moose always wanted attention.
Uncle Bill would always have a kind word to say and a humorous anecdote to cheer you up when you needed it.
He was there when we built the garage at the house in Whitby and around to help out at the apple orchard after he retired.
Uncle Bill, you will be missed.

Patricia Freeborn

April 27, 2020

My Dear Sheila,

It has been a long time since we worked together, and our lives have taken us on different paths, but you have never been forgotten.

I did not know Bill well, but the love in your eyes and the pride in your voice when you spoke of him, was enough to tell me he was a wonderful man and a loving husband.

These days will be hard, but rejoice that you were able to share his life for over 64 years.

Take care in these difficult times


Peter Cornes

April 27, 2020

My memories of my cousin Bill and Sheila stretch back as a child to their time in the Potteries, England.
I was facinated by this man with so much good humour and talent.
He not only played the Guitar, he had actully made it!
More recently when Bill and Sheila visited Joan and I on the Isle of Wight, he was quite happy discussing art and wondering around the local Boat Yards, while Sheila and Joan went off to a W.I. talk by Jennie Bond, Journalist.
Joansey and I only wish we had lived closer to Bill and Sheila
and will miss them greatly.
My heart is sad with Bills passing and Sheila's loss of her Best
Friend and Hubby.

With much Love

Peter and Joansey

Ian Forrester

April 27, 2020

Renee and I mourn the loss of my dear Uncle Bill. Living on the West Coast I've had limited opportunities to spend time with Bill. However, as a University student back in the last 80's I had the unique chance to stay with Bill and Sheila(whom I see as a dear Aunt) while on Co-op work terms with IBM.

During this time, I was able to spend a lot of time with Bill and Sheila and experience what a great couple they made and see what a wonderful, kind, compassionate and funny man Bill was. I remain forever grateful for this experience and since that time have had a special place in my heart for my Uncle Bill.

On subsequent trips to Toronto my wife Renee and I always looked forward to visiting Bill and Sheila. We will deeply miss Bill and his infectious sense of humour and personality and will hold the great memories dear.

We offer our condolences to the entire family with deep empathy for "our" Aunt Sheila and my dear cousin Phil whom I consider not only a cousin but a special friend.

With Love

Renee and Ian
New Westminster, BC

Sheila Hay

April 26, 2020

All my love, thoughts and prayers to my Aunt Sheila, Lorie , Phillip and family! Uncle Bill was a wonderful Uncle. I loved him very much and will miss him. What i most remember about Uncle Bill is that no matter what he could always make me laugh. He always saw the good side of things. A wonderful man...gone but never ever forgotten!

Kathleen Morrison

April 25, 2020

Uncle Bill was my Grandad’s brother I have such fond memories of him and Aunt Sheila from back in the day at my Granny & Grandad’s house. As many have said, Uncle Bill was such a warm and wonderful person with the best sense of humour, always smiling with a quick witted joke at the ready. Both he and Aunt Sheila made such a beautiful pair, both genuinely loving and caring people.
Sending my heartfelt condolences and hugs to the family...

Aunt Sheila, Uncle Bill hasn’t gone, he’s just gone ahead and for now, carry him with you in your heart ❤️

Kathy xo

Lezlie Fry

April 25, 2020

As a neighbour I would like to give Great Tribute to Bill.
Sheila and Bill have always been wonderful people to live beside.
Everytime we met in the frontyard Bill would always have a joke that would make us laugh. He was always projecting great friendliness and always positivity.

He was a very kind, talented and creative man. We have great admiration and respect for Bill and are honoured to have known him.

We will miss him dearly.

Lezlie Fry & Nancy MacLellan


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