Joyce Margaret BACON

2nd June 1934 - 17th November 2021
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J Fraser & Sons' Chapel
cnr Esk and Doon Streets

or Livestream
24 November 2021, 2:00PM

BACON, Joyce Margaret.

Formerly of Otara. Passed peacefully on Wednesday 17 November 2021, aged 87. Loved daughter of the late George and Mary Mitchell. Beloved wife of the late Eddy. Adored mother and mother-in-law of April, Lyall and Lauren (Canada), Ginny and Dave (Te Anau). Much loved Grandma of Toby, Grace, and Jorja. Loved sister and sister-in-law of Bet and Peter Mulder, Helen and the late Bob Dunlop, Ann and the late Mervyn Mitchell, Noelene Keen and Lynn Fortune, the late Stuart Mitchell; Sylvia and Geoff Harvey. Loved aunty of all her nieces and nephews. A service to celebrate Joyce’s life will be held in J Fraser and Sons’ Chapel, cnr Esk and Doon Streets, Invercargill on Wednesday 24 November at 2pm. Due to Covid-19 restrictions this will be limited to 100 attendees with a livestream link on her tribute page at Messages can be sent to 6 Evans Road, RD1 Invercargill 9871, or Joyce’s tribute page as above.


Joyce was a wonderful, down to earth woman. She was very special to her British Columbia family and me, the other grandmother. My husband and I loved spending time with her when she came to visit. She will be greatly missed.
Judith Gilley, Shawnigan lake, BC, Canada
I remember Joyce and Eddie visiting British Columbia. Lauren and Lyall brought them to visit us in Powell River and my husband and I enjoyed visiting with them. My funny memory is that Joyce taught me what an honesty store was when we went on a trip to Lund. My thoughts are with you.
Michael Stewart , Powell River, BC
Thinking of you all at this sad time. I’ve been thinking a lot about all the great times we had especially pony treks where Mrs B was camp mum. The cook’s race was always lots of fun and I remember Mrs B driving little Lucy Locket. So many fun times and lots of laughs. I’ll be remembering all those great times and thinking of you all this week. Lots of love to you April, Lyall and Ginny.
Paula Clode, Tauranga
Thinking of you all at this sad time. Your Mum and Dad were the best neighbors. Nev and I got our wedding photos in their garden. Sending hugs and love.
Shirley Geange (Blair), Cromwell
To my second mum,
I attended SGHS and boarded with April at Enwood House.
On the weekends, as my parents lived overseas, I stayed with my grandmother or as much as possible at April’s house.
I would help Joyce set up afternoon teas, sit and talk to her about any problems I had and was always made to feel loved and welcomed.
After school I returned overseas but would visit as often as possible just turning up and going hi mum I’m home. I was always greeted with a huge hug, a cuppa and long conversations.
Joyce was my second mother I will miss her humour, her laughter, her loving ways, her hugs, her cups of tea and everything that made everything right.
If it wasn’t for Covid I would be there to say this in person.
With grief in my heart I say bye Mum you will be missed.

To April, Virginia and Lyall, Lauren and family I send all my love at this time. Xxxxx
Sharon Jack, Glen Innes NSW Australia
It was a pleasure to have known you Joyce, such a lovely lady with a beautiful heart. Thank you so much for the laughs along the way and all the wonderful knitting that we will forever treasure.
Sending our love and thoughts to you Ginny, April and Lyall xx
Tim, Rachel and family, Te Anau
A beautiful farewell to a gracious lady. We have many happy memories of time shared with the Bacon family in both Canada and New Zealand. Much love to you all xx
Annmaree, Kerry, Callum and Kenya, Tauranga