To the memory of Joyce Swain

Joyce and David Swain sat on a garden swing enjoying a beer in Austria, sometime in the 1980s.
Joyce and David Swain. I regret that I don't know who the lady on the left is.

Joyce Hovered was born in Wolverhampton in 1929. She died last night after a short battle with Lymphatic Cancer. The family took care of the obituary from the Coventry Evening Telegraph.

So it's captured forever, I've recreated it here along with a comment from my cousin.

SWAIN Joyce Amy (nee Hoverd)
Passed away peacefully on Tuesday 3rd January 2012, aged 83. Wonderful wife of C.D., devoted mum to Malc, Viv and Martin and a forever-loved grandmother to nine. Funeral Service to take place at All Saints Church, Allesley on Wednesday January 18th at 1.30 p.m., followed by a private family burial in Allesley Churchyard.
To our forever glam Nan, what are we going to do without you? Thanks for everything you have done for us both, you really were the best Nan.
Miss you already, love you always.
Calamity Jane & Little Friend a.k.a Laura & Jude x x x x x


I have so many memories of her and Grandad as a kid. There were no highlights, each one was fantastic. I've shared a couple below.

A square with a triangle on top. The square has a cross through it.
If you can draw this without taking your pen of the paper then you'd be okay in Joyce's book.

I don't really know how to sign this one off so I'm just going to leave it like this. We were lucky to be able to have her home for one last Christmas, I will be forever grateful for this extra time, it was an honour to care for her.

She was a marvellous woman.