2006: Joyce was born in England but concieved in NZ. Joyce started work at Produce Markets Ltd during the depression. Her working life included retail sales and in one of her jobs she had to make sure the money cashed up correctly at the end of each day or she had to make up the difference out of her wages. She got pregnant as a young woman and had Brian before she met Noel. After marrying Joyce lived on the farm at Waitoki for 40 years. She looked after her husband during a long illness before he died. At her funeral it was said that she was the glue that held her family together. When Joyce's daughter Valerie died of diabetes aged 30 years, her 8 year old son Glyn, (Joyce's grandson) lived with Joyce. Glyn's father was a Dalmation and Glyn saw very little of him. Glyn lived with Joyce until a week before she died when he moved out to live with his girlfriend Erin. Joyce also failed her driver's licence test that week. She died at home and Glyn found her a couple of hours afterwards. She was 85 years old.