Joyce Marie Lambkin

March 14, 1935December 26, 2020

LAMBKIN, Joyce Marie Therese - Born March of 1935, passed away peacefully on December 26th . She was the daughter of Irene Eva (Ormiston) and Captain William Robert Moore. She was predeceased by her Husband Ronald James Lambkin, and infant son John Bradly Thornhill. She is survived by sons Christopher William Thornhill (Jutamas) Pattaya Thailand, and Roland Jeffrey Thornhill (Rebecca) Chezzetcook NS, as well as grandchildren Shaun (Kalynn), Danielle, Jenny (Luke), Abigael, Nui, and Great Grand Children Rae, McKenna, Audrey, Walter. She loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren dearly, and that love went both ways. In her early life she studied music at Dalhousie University, and was a member of the Armdale Choir. She was proud to be recognized for her 50 years of membership in the Canadian Kennel Club, as well as being a member of the Royal Commonwealth Society. She had been a member of Kiwanis, and a dedicated volunteer through the Dartmouth General Hospital Auxiliary. Our mom had a strong commitment to physical activity as was portrayed in per participation in Horse Back Riding, Curling, Fencing, Camping, and Walking. She was the master of picnics. She enjoyed travelling with husband Ronnie and took every opportunity to do so. Nana had great passion for her grandchildren’s interests and activities, and never missed an event. Joyce developed many strong friendships over the years and her friends were an anchor in her life. Anyone that new our Mom had great admiration for her unparalleled organizational skills that spanned from the cutlery drawer to the meticulously maintained photo albums, and everything in between. She was a member of the Saint Clements parish, and remembered fondly attending mass at Southdale School while the church was being built. We would like to express our gratitude to the staff of Alderney at Lewis Hall for the Exemplary, compassionate care during these last months of illness. Donations in Joyce’s memory can be made to: the IWK/Garron Centre by calling 1-800-595-2266 or mail to: 5855 Spring Garden Road B220 Halifax, NS B3H4S2. The Funeral Mass will be held at 11am on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 in Saint Clement’s Roman Catholic Church (Devine Mercy Parish) Father Gerald David officiating. Due to Covid-19 restrictions space will be limited. Private family burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to:


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Diane Morrison (nee Hill)

January 11, 2021

Dear Chris, Jeff & your families,

It was with great sadness that the news of your Mother’s passing reached “the Hill Family”. Our families were neighbours & friends for over sixty years & have shared many cherished memories together, so I wanted to send along our condolences to you all, at this difficult time.

Don & Diane Morrison
Calgary, AB

Tim Delaney

January 5, 2021

Dear Jeff, Chris and family,

I was saddened to hear of your Mum's passing. As you may remember, my family were neighbours on Walters Street and I've seen condolences from a variety of other neighbours and schoolyard friends. Not only was Joyce a neighbour, we got her horse, Brandysnap from your Mum and we shared the interest in the purebred dog fancy. In addition, Ronnie Lambkin was a childhood friend of my late father. It's funny how the circle of life brings us back together from time to time. I hope you'll accept my condolences on the loss of an unforgettable woman.

Tim Delaney
Fort Ellis, NS

Paul Kieley

January 5, 2021

What a wonderful lady Joyce was. We have many fond memories of her and her kindness, and many fond memories of our families together. She will be really missed

Lorraine Hadley

January 5, 2021

We offer sincere condolenses to the family of Joyce Lambkin. Living on Stuart Harris Drive, we were two-doors down neighbours. Joyce was one of those neighbours you loved to chat with. She showed me around her home one day, and I was amazed at how many picture albums were stocked in one of the downstairs bedrooms. It was obvious she captured a lot of special times and family memories.

Lorraine Hadley and Burton Stark

Marguerite Muise

January 4, 2021

I was very sadden to read of Joyce's death. She was one of our St Clement Funeral Reception volunteers and was very generous in contributing a food item when called, until with health issues she was no longer able to do so. I would often see her at Mass after that and we would have fun chats. She will be missed. We are sorry that we are not able to provide a funeral reception for her. Marguerite (Margie) Muise, St Clement Funeral Reception Coordinator.

Gail Isles

January 4, 2021

Dear Christopher and Jeff. Terry and I send our condolences. I (Gail) work at Parkland and often spoke to your Mom in the mornings while she sat reading and enjoying the happenings in the lounge area. She was always beautifully dressed, bejewelled and looking as beautiful as always! She spoke fondly of her time living on Day Avenue and shared funny memories of being neighbours with the Isles family. She always mentioned both of you and her grandchildren. I missed her when she moved over to Lewis Hall, but thought of her often. She was a beautiful person, inside and out.
Terry and Gail Isles

Joyce (Isles) Merrill

January 4, 2021

Dear Chris & Jeff! Sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. I have so many great memories growing up next to your Parents on Daye Avenue as well enjoyed the stories Dad had later on down South while celebrating their birthdays together.

my thoughts and prayers are with you and your families during this time.

Jeff & Joyce Merrill

Barbara Isles

January 4, 2021

Dear Chris & Jeff! I would like you to know I had a lot of great memories living next to your family on Daye Avenue and all the great birthdays that Kenneth shared with your Mother later on in life down South. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

Barbara Isles & Family

Darlene Davies

January 4, 2021

I am so glad that you were able to spend quality time with your mom, especially in the last few weeks. Although you can no longer hold her in your arms, hold her & your memories tight in your heart.

You & your family are in my thoughts,
Darlene Davies

Irene and Tom Rose

January 4, 2021

Dear Jeff, Chris and Families.
Our condolence on the passing of your Mom. She was a lovely lady and long time friend of our Graham family. It was always a treat to meet her when she was still getting out and about. She would ask about Glen and Robert and who still had dogs? Always smiling and gracious.
Praying your memories will bring you comfort and peace.
God bless
Irene and Tom