Obituary – Joyce L. Smith


Joyce Louise Smith passed away, with family by her side, at Huron Shores Hospice in Tiverton, on Monday, July 31, 2023, at age 74.
Beloved wife of the late Norman “Ted” Smith. (2017).
Stepmother to Michael Smith (Lise) and Karen Smith.
“Grandma Pumpkin” to Patrick Smith (Emma) and Catherine Smith. Great-grandmother of Alex and Sam.
Dear sister of Norman Porritt (Linda) and sister in-law Louise Porritt.
Predeceased by her parents Margaret (née Jackson) and Rev. Ralph Porritt, brother Rosslyn Porritt and stepson Craig Smith.
Joyce was sociable and enjoyed chatting and being with people. She played bridge, the piano and sang with a women’s acapella group. Joyce loved jewelry and had a closet full of beautiful items. Joyce was, for many years, the owner of Jay’s 5th Avenue in Kincardine, a women’s clothing store. Besides being a business owner, Joyce was known for delivering the odd bouquet of flowers, selling Combined Insurance and was a very capable bookkeeper.
With her beloved Ted, Joyce travelled and lived in many places. She saw Morocco, Libya, Indonesia and the Philippines – to name just a few places. Perhaps all this travelling gave Joyce her excellent sense of direction. If you needed to get somewhere she was the ideal co-pilot. The original GPS, she knew where she was, how to get there and all the short cuts along the way.
Joyce was connected to her community, and those whose lives she touched along the way will remember her fondly. Joyce will be missed by her family and her friends.
A special thank you to those who cared for Joyce – doctors, hospital and hospice staff, and friends. We, Joyce’s family, cannot thank you enough for your kindness and compassion.
Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2023 at the Anglican Church of the Messiah, 421 Russell Street, Kincardine, followed by the memorial service to honour Joyce’s life at 11:30 a.m. A reception will be held in the church hall following the interment service at the Kincardine Cemetery.
Memorial donations to Huron Shores Hospice, Anglican Church of the Messiah-Kincardine, or a charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
Portrait and memorial available online at

Obituary – Joyce L. Smith was last modified: August 4th, 2023 by Dianna Martell

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