Joyce "Jo" (Bailey) Bradwell

November 15, 1931April 6, 2020

Joyce Bradwell (nee Bailey), 88 years old, of Niagara Falls, Ontario, passed away in her sleep early April 06, 2020.

Eldest of five, Joyce is predeceased by her loving husband Don (2005), parents Jim and Ivy Bailey, brother Brian and sister Sylvia. She is survived by sisters Sheila and Hazel, and numerous nieces and nephews which includes the children of her close friends. Never blessed with children of her own, she loved them all dearly.

Joyce was born in Barnsley, West Yorkshire, England, and emigrated to Toronto in the early fifties, followed shortly after by her parents and siblings where she met Don. They married in 1955 and shared a passion for sailing, camping, picnicking, children, and dogs. She was a wonderful artist, cook, gardener, hostess, and an active member of the British Veterans' Association for many years.

She loved dancing, singing, vacationing in the tropical sun, and visits with friends and family in England touring her beautiful homeland. In 2017, sadly Alzheimer's took charge of her and she moved to Millennium Trail Manor long term care where she was adored by her surrogate family, the marvelous staff, whose compassion, care and love shown to the end of her days cannot be surpassed. Heartfelt thanks to each and every one of them.

While at the Manor, she enjoyed reminiscing and laughter with her best friend/sister, Sheila, other family members and her two remarkable caregivers, Angie Van Berkel and Michelle Roords. Their devotion and time spent visiting, shopping and taking her on outings was unwavering and so appreciated by family members.

She will be missed by all who were fortunate to have her in their lives, but she is now out of pain and reunited with her beloved Don and their "son" (terrier Major) , other family members and friends in heaven. We celebrate her memory and will never forget what a wonderful daughter, sister, aunt and friend she was.

Cremation with a private burial at Fairview Cemetery has already taken place. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, October 23, 2020 at 10 a.m. at Christ Church, 4750 Zimmerman Avenue, Niagara Falls. In keeping within Covid 19 guidelines, all guests are required to wear a mask or face shield and sign in upon arrival. Guests are also asked to maintain social distancing within the church. Arrangements entrusted to Hetherington & Deans Funeral Chapel.


23 October

Memorial Service

10:00 am

Christ Church

4750 Zimmerman Avenue
Niagara Falls, Ontario


  • Private Burial of Cremated Remains

    Thursday, April 9, 2020


Joyce "Jo" (Bailey) Bradwell

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Angie Van Berkel

October 12, 2020

Angie Van Berkel

October 12, 2020

Soon after Jo moved into MTM, the fall of 2017, I became a regular visitor beside her sister Sheila who she loved dearly and was her best friend. Jo and I went for drives, shopping, walks, lunches out. One of her favourite spots was at the Chippewa river.
We would go for a coffee and pie to Betty’s and then sit at the river. She was very familiar with that spot as her sister used to live close by there. Don was the love of her life and family was very important to her. I heard so many stories about nieces and nephews coming to stay at their place. She loved them all. She fondly talked about the relatives in England and the many visits back to see them. She truly lived life to the fullest. I feel Blessed to have shared the last two and a half years with her. She was a gentle soul. Laughter was part of her life we sure laughed a lot.
Thank You the family for having me as one of her companions.
Angie Van Berkel
This is the last photo I took of Jo, the spring she passed away.
She loved walking outside on the trail.

Val Widdison

October 12, 2020

As a child I used to love it when Uncle Don & Aunty Jo came over to England to visit us. We would have lots of family gatherings and parties while they were with us. UncleDon would hire a car and take us for picnics or a trip to his beloved Lake District. They always used to spoil us rotten and were such good fun to be with.They always sent us exciting parcels at Christmas time. I can remember one Christmas Aunty Jo knitted all three of us a thick zip up sweater with reindeer’s on the front. The last time we saw Aunty Jo was 6years ago this month when my Sister Sister In Law and Husband travelled to Yorkshire on the train to spend the day with her. Little did we know then it was to be the last time we saw Aunty Jo.I wish we could be with you all on the 23rd but we will be thinking of you all, and remembering all the good times xx

Tina Pulfer

April 17, 2020

Aunt Jo's and Uncle Don's home was a home away from home for all of the nieces and nephews. Summers were spent there with my cousins, enjoying the large yard and their little dog Major. Uncle Don taught most of us to swim, play soccer and just have fun outdoors. Aunt Jo always had delicious baked goods for us. Many hours were spent playing "21" with a jar full of pennies after our large family dinners were finished. I am honoured to have been able to spend the last days with Aunt Jo, playing old songs that she would have loved and bringing her comfort. Another Angel has her Wings. Rest in Peace Aunt Jo.

Michelle Roorda

April 7, 2020

Jo and I had many wonderful times together. I especially will cherish the many times we sat by the water at Dufferin Islands feeding the geese and enjoying the peaceful area. Jo would talk about all her wonderful memories of Don and all the fun they had with the nieces and nephews over the years . She missed Don dearly and those memories were always clear to her and stayed that way to the end. I could tell their marriage had been a true love story.

Family Memories

April 7, 2020


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