Green Funeral Home


Joyce Smith

August 1, 1962October 4, 2020

It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the peaceful passing of Joyce Smith (Morrison) on the afternoon of Sunday, October 4, 2020 at LaVerendrye Hospital. Joyce was born on August 1, 1962 in Rainy River, Ontario.

She will be lovingly remembered by her children; Isaiah, Teresa (Darren), Darcy (Delano), Shae-Lynn (Rhyse), Crystal and Shantell (Theodore). Her beloved Grandchildren; Ayla, Halle, Dayelyn, Danika, Emery, Will, Aiden, Nita, Theodore and Emma. Siblings; Barbara Reardon (Ashton), Donna Prince (Terry), Karol Lofgren (Dale), Liz Detweiler (Wally), Reggie Morrison (Louise), Robert and Tim Morrison. She will also be missed by numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and dear friends that are too many to name.

She was predeceased by parents Donald and Bessie Morrison, Son Glenn Smith Jr., Brothers Donald and Freddie Morrison, and grandson Kyle Smith.

Joyce often put many before her, as she was such an amazing grandmother, and mother. She loved her family fiercely and protected them with what she had. Being with her daughters, son (Isaiah) and grandchildren brought her such great happiness and filled her with joy. She had a great sense of humour and loved to give a helping hand to those in need, she often reached out to many to simply see how they were. Each time she was out in public, you could find her visiting, as she would knew many around her. She was an amazing athlete, you could find her playing fastball proudly alongside her daughters and good friends. She played and excelled in many sports among them were broomball, ringette, baseball, hockey and horseshoes. She will definitely be remembered for her athleticism and her love for the games.

She will also be remembered by her community for putting her greatest efforts in being an emergency first responder for her many years of service. She loved her job as a youth worker in her day where she had helped many youth in the community and loved them just as much. Finally, Joyce would most definitely would be remembered for her great faith. She often enjoyed attending church services and loved praying. She would often share her faith with whomever she could.

A celebration of her life will be held at a later date due to Covid 19 restrictions.

If friends so desire in memoriam donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society in care of Green Funeral Home, Box 427, Fort Frances, ON, P9A 3M8.


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Yvonne Gill

October 12, 2020

We will all miss Joyce’s beautiful smile.

Kathleen David

October 9, 2020

Know that our thoughts are with you and your family at this sorrowful time. May you know that your mom is now at peace and She Loved you Dearly...Our Deepest Sympathy--- I truly am honoured to have had the opportunity to meet Joyce and become good friends. She truly was an amazing lady to speak highly about her children and grandchildren. She also shared many stories about her siblings and also stories about her children and grand kid’s. She talked about reading a lot and shared about going to church and she wanted to take me one day unfortunately we didn’t get that chance . I’m so glad we had opportunity to go places and spend time together. I will miss her dearly. One day we shall meet again. Someone as special as Joyce will never be forgotten. Prayers for peace and comfort in the days ahead.

Lori Morgan

October 8, 2020

Joyce had a smile that brightened my life whenever I saw her! You could just tell, by that smile, what a kind and compassionate woman she was! I would’ve liked the chance to know her more. I have a feeling I’ll see her when I see Jesus! ❤️ Rest In Peace

Barb Reardon

October 8, 2020

I remember my sister as one with great faith She had such a peace inside her heart that surpassed understanding. We had so much fun just sitting around talking about funny things that had happened. I can hear her laugh . She had such a love for her children and grandchildren, talking about their accomplishments. Also had such a soft heart for people struggling with addictions . She was a wonderful encouragement for me, like I said she carried her faith and made it shine. Never did I hear her complain about her sickness, I would ask her how she felt and it was(I’m fine with a smile on her face) I’m going to miss you sister and all our adventures we did together, I will see you in heaven. Give Jesus a big hug for me.

Ashton Reardon

October 8, 2020

When Barb and I moved out here. The first place we landed was at Joyce’s house in fort frances. They gave us a place to stay. We made many trips to thunder Bay And Winnipeg and spent a lot of time in Northwest Bay. Joyce was always happy to help with many things like put meals on for us and was always there for us.She helped us with our Christmas baskets one year always A shining light every time she was around. The only mistake I made was teaching her how to pitch horseshoes. Great contender I’m gonna miss her so much.

Colleen Estes

October 8, 2020

Joyce was so full of love and so full of joy. She was vibrant and expressive of her affection for people, including me. One of my fondest memories is Joyce helping to chaperone a youth trip.. she and me driving to Missouri in a big passenger van with 10 youth and her navigating thru Kansas City. The young people loved her.
I know that her heart's desire was that the people of her community would know Jesus.. she wanted someone to come to have a Bible study there. I hope that prayer of Joyce's will be answered by someone hearing God and obeying.
I will see you again, Joyce . And to her family, may the Lord greatly comfort your hearts.

linda snider

October 8, 2020

i am going to miss my cousin Joyce but i will always remember her smile and happiness never complained about her illness. R.I.P Joyce you will in my heart always

Victoria Perrault

October 8, 2020

Shae and family,
Your mother was a strong and courageous women. She was the best mother and gramma around. I really looked up to her. God only takes the best.
Love you all,


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