Joyce Isabel Waddell passed away peacefully, with family by her side, at The Pines Long Term Care, Bracebridge, on Saturday, March 4th, 2023. Age 89 years.

Beloved wife of the late Murray Waddell. Loving mother of Bruce and his wife Lynn; Joan and her husband Rob Warren; and Barry. Proud Grandma of Scott (Laura), Kent (Lauren), and Jessica (Tony). Great Grandma of Webb, Liahna, and Brent and Hannah. Daughter of the late Harry and Bessie Beirness. From a family of 11, Joyce is survived by her brother Ken (Marion). Fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Joyce’s family would like to extend a heartfelt thank-you to Dr. Dechert and the staff at The Pines Long Term Care for their kindness and for their compassionate care.

A Graveside Service and Interment will take place at Hillcrest Cemetery, on Friday, April 28th, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. Reception to follow at the Logan Funeral Home (705-746-5855), 81 James Street, Parry Sound, Ontario.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to The Pines Long Term Care would be appreciated by the family.


Please accept my most sincere condolences. Your mom will always be in my thoughts and heart. She was an amazing woman.

-tim harrison

My sincere sympathy to Bruce, Joan and Barry and all the Waddell family on the loss of one of the most kind, gentle, and loving lady I have ever known.

-Ruth Ann Westover

Joyce was an amazing woman with wonderful stories and a sense a humor. She will forever remain in my heart. Over the years there have been many laughs together and I will cherish those forever.

-Wanda Taylor

Sending our deepest sympathies. Joyce had a beautiful presence and a kind heart. She had a special way of making you know she was genuinely glad to see you when ever our paths crossed. She’ll be missed. Thinking of you all.
Dan, Tena, Ken (Maureen) and Families

-The Waddelll & Gunn Family

I am so grateful to have known Joyce. I worked with her at St. Joes for 10 years. Joyce always worked evenings and when I signed off to her I knew all of my patients were in excellent hands. Joyce was beyond kind and compassionate. She had such a quiet unique strength. She was an exceptional woman and superb nurse. She was a role model for me. My sincere condolences to all of her family. Love you dear Joyce.

-Nancy Wallace

Dear Bruce, Joan and Barry, please accept my condolences for the loss of your mom. I have great memories of Joyce and happy times in the old neighbourhood and at Mill Lake.

-Dan McKeown

Growing up in the house next door to this dear woman along with her family was a great gift. She always treated us like one of her children. She always had cookies and juice ready. I will forever remember her beautiful soul. God bless her children and grandchildren. Thank you for sharing her with us

-Shelley Shearer (Stevenson)

My condolences Joanie, Barry, Bruce and the family. I am saddened to hear of the passing of Aunt Joyce. She was delightful and a true caregiver. She was a light in the darkness and a kind, compassionate and loving person. I looked up to her and strove to be just like her. She had dignity and was a women of substance and strength. Rest in peace beautiful lady you will be missed beyond measure. Hugs to all who loved her.

-Loretta Smith

Your Mom has seldom been out of my thoughts since leaving town as she was a big part of most seniors, like my Mom, Aunt, etc. She was always smiling, willing to get involved and an amazing gentle woman. She has now made her journey home with her family and friends called before her to the Lord.. It is my belief, that you will be with her again someday. Until then, just like your Dad, your Mom will always be close by and watching over you. Our deep love for those who died are always kept alive in our memories and hearts. God Bless all of you. Your Mom was proud of each of you and used to speak of you often. Be good to each other. 💐❤️🤗

-Marlene Bissonette

Joyce was a beautiful soul with a glowing smile ever present and always ready with a hug. She was a great friend to my mother Agnes. a pillar of strength to her family and friends. She will forever hold a special place in my heart. Hugs and prayers to her family.

-Catherine Pearsell

Always had such respect for Joyce. Such a good person and a fine nurse.

-Charlotte Archer

Bruce, Joan & Barry families
Thinking of you all, and remembering the many cousin events Joyce was part of, and how I enjoyed her company whatever the occasion.

Hazel Nelson

-Hazel Nelson

Growing up behind you and then on Victoria Avenue, I have very fond memories of your mom. A very kind, gentle, soft spoken soul. My deepest sympathies to all the family. May your happy memories help you through this difficult time.

Joy Poytress Morris

-Joy Poytress Morris

I am so very sorry to read of your mother's passing. Sending my deepest sympathies.
Fawn Parks

-Fawn Parks

My condolences to Joyce’s family, I worked with Joyce at St. joe’s for many years, her quiet efficient way of working was so valued. She was kind and generous, a wonderful nurse and co worker.🙏🏻♥️

-Roxann Meldrum

I worked with Joyce for many years at St. Joe's Hospital. She was always soft spoken, kind, and caring. She spoke often of Murray and her family. She will be fondly remembered by many, including myself.

-Patricia Dowe