Tales of the Joyce Family

A Joyce, His Quiet Grandfather, and an Unfortunate Past

Nov 7th, 2015 | By

Unlike some other Irish descendants who sailed for North America from the Old World in the early 20th century, Cyril William Joyce wasn’t seeking his fortune or unknown freedoms. Arriving in Canada from England at 16, Cyril was one of what would become an agglomeration of approximately 125,000 “home children” forcibly sent to Australia, Canada

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Deb’s Home

Jun 11th, 2015 | By

So the challenge this week is about Richardson Street and where we grew up in Box Hill South. I’d like to firstly talk about the irony of that. When I married in 1987 to Andrew I became a “Richardson” and now we live in Richard Drive. People always comment on that – when I fill

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Deb’s early years

Apr 2nd, 2015 | By

Well the challenge went out to my sisters to start telling their story and what they remember and it’s interesting for me to see what Deb has been prompted to write about.  So I’ll post hers first, Karen’s will come at some time and me, being the oldest will try and fill in some of

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Karen and the first five years

Mar 28th, 2015 | By

Karen and I were born 17 months apart so you would think that our memories of events would be similar and in some cases they are.  What is worthwhile for me in this exercise is that in reading each others memories more are prompted.  I’ve asked Karen and Deb to stick to topic because I’ve

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Vincent Joyce – Founder of the Pictou County Military and Heritage Museum

Dec 14th, 2014 | By

Photo from The News – January 15, 2014 Vince Joyce has been a tireless worker for veteran’s rights in Canda and is the Founder of the Pictou County Military and Heritage Museum 1960 – Joined Canada Reserved Army – Pictou Highlander /N.S. Highlanders 1965 to 2000 – Non-member of the Royal Canadian Legion Pictou Branch #16.

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UNH field hockey’s Joyce named to All-America team

Dec 8th, 2014 | By

  UNH field hockey’s Joyce named to All-America team CHANDLER, Ariz. –Kellie Joyce (South Pomfret, Vt.) of the University of New Hampshire field hockey team was named to the Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association All-America Third Team on Monday. Joyce was under consideration for an All-America team after being named to the NFHCA All-Northeast Region

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Des Joyce co-opted onto Galway County Council

Nov 27th, 2014 | By

Independent Des Joyce, who is to be co-opted on to Galway County Council next month to replace Michael Fitzmaurice, TD. The newest addition to Galway County Council, Independent Des Joyce, has said the promotion of the interests of rural Ireland will be his primary objective when he is co-opted on to the council next month.

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Laying the Children’s Ghosts to Rest: Canada’s Home Children in the West – Sean Arthur Joyce

Nov 13th, 2014 | By

Sean Arthur (‘Art’) Joyce  Hagios Press, Regina, 2014 Genres: History / Creative Nonfiction What is the biggest ‘open secret’ in Canadian history? Seven years ago, while researching his family tree, BC writer Sean Arthur Joyce made a curious discovery: immigration records showed his paternal grandfather came to Canada from London in 1926 with three other

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Childhood Memories by Richard Joyce

Nov 10th, 2014 | By

After reading Laurie’s last blog entry and then discovering all the other tales he shared, I elected to share a few of my stories of my childhood while growing up in the northern Mohave Desert in California. I am Richard David Joyce Jr born to Richard David Joyce born to Martin Joyce. The U.S. Navy

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Joe Joyce a homage to Ernest Hemingway

Nov 5th, 2014 | By

From the Irish Times Joe Joyce is the author of four thrillers, two of them spy novels, Echoland andEchobeat, set in Dublin during the second World War. He has written one play, The Tower; a history of the Guinness family and brewery; and, with Peter Murtagh, The Boss, the seminal account of Charles Haughey in

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