Joy was born locally in the village of Backwell where her father was a local butcher.
She came to the farm as a newly wed in 1954.
Conditions were not what she was accustomed to with no bathroom and no running water but Joy was not deterred. She immersed herself totally in farming and family life bringing up their two boys.
She became part of my life when I married 25 years ago and came to live on the farm.
She was a totally devoted mother and grandmother.
Family occasions meant everything to her. Christmas and birthdays were always spent with part or all of the family.
She thought the world of her four granddaughters and they all reciprocated the love helping to care for her in her final days.
We all have a lot to be grateful to her for and her memory will live on for many years on the farm. Without her none of us we be here today. She will be dearly missed.