November 23, 1953 – October 28, 2011
In loving memory of James Joyce, a resident of Meldrum Bay, who died at his home on Friday, October 28, 2011 at the age of 57 years. He was the son of the late Wilfrid and Marguerite (Muir) Joyce. Jim lived his life on the family farm in Meldrum Bay. It was on the farm he developed a multitude of skills. At seventeen, he designed and built the farms operation centre, the machine shop. He was happiest when he was building. Projects large and small continued throughout his life as he was never idle. He believed any project worth doing was worth doing well. Over the years he expanded the family farm to include most farms in Meldrum Bay while raising a herd of Black Angus cattle. He enjoyed competitive sports and was a talented softball player. His reputation as a fastball/beanball pitcher and home run hitter were well earned. A true sportsman, he took pleasure from participating, the outcome was secondary. Jim fought a four-year battle with cancer. He fought the good fight until it was clear he was outmatched. He accepted his fate with grace and courage, dying peacefully in his home with family at his side. Jim is survived by brother Lester and sister Janet both of Meldrum Bay and nephews Jeffrey and Ryan. Friends are invited to a Celebration of Life to be held at the Meldrum Bay Inn, 2 pm – 4 pm on Saturday, November 5, 2011. If so desired, donations to the Cancer Society would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left atwww.culginfuneralhome.ca. Culgin Funeral Home, Gore Bay, 705-282-2270.