Joyce (nee Lakin) Walters

March 25, 1923 to May 4, 2020


Passed peacefully away at Admiral’s Coast Retirement Centre on May 4, 2020, at the age of 97 with her daughter, Debbie, holding her hand.  Predeceased by her loving husband, Lloyd Walters, infant daughter Alma, daughter Joyce Murphy, granddaughter Terri-Lynn Strang, parents Henry and Martha Lakin, sisters Olive (Tucker), Agnes (Summers), Thelma (Dagg), and step-brothers Leslie and Albert Field.  Leaving to mourn with a lifetime of precious memories are her daughter Debbie Strang (Terry), son-in-law Dave Murphy, her grandsons who she adored:  Trevor Murphy (Jo-Ann), Stephen Murphy (Donna), and Chris Strang (Anthony Hanlon), great grandchildren Ryan Murphy and Jennifer Murphy, as well as her brother Fred Lakin (Dora).  Also left with loving memories are her nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Grant and Laura Morgan and the wonderful, kind and compassionate staff of Admiral’s Coast Retirement Centre in Kelligrews who took such amazing care of mom during her 4 years there.  Also thank you for the level of care and compassion shown to mom and Debbie during her final days – it was second to none.  You fulfilled mom’s wish to live out her life at Admiral’ s Coast.

Thank you to mom’s family physician, Dr. Sheau Chain Ng, for her care and dedication in working with Community Health to ensure mom was able to live out her final days at Admiral’s Coast Retirement Centre.

Also a special thank you to Kim Buckle,  CBS Community Health Nurse, for your exceptional care, concern and compassion.  You are amazing and our lives have been enriched by you.

At her request, cremation has taken place however due to the Public Health Advisory of COVID-19, there will be no visitation at this time.   A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.

Donations in Joy’s memory can be made to Shriner’s Burn Unit for Children, Cystic Fibrosis Canada – NL Chapter or a charity of one’s choice.

She will be sadly missed by all her family but forever in our hearts.


A Mother is the truest friend we have . . . Washington Irving



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Debbie and family…..I am so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was a beautiful woman….always kind and gracious. and I know how special she was to you. I have many fond memories of time spent at your house when we were growing up and I will always remember how sweet your Mom was to the many kids welcomed into your home. Thinking of you at this difficult time.

Debbie and Family,
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. I have such fond memories of spending time at your house when we were young and eating the goodies your Mom would make for us (her famous jelly roll and chocolate chip cookies stand out for me). May she Rest In Peace. Our thoughts are with you.

Andrea Battcock (O’Neil) and Family

Sorry to hear of Joyce’s death

Debbie and Family :Our sincere condolences on your mom’s passing, she was a lovely, classy lady, We loved to visit with her and Aunt Agnes and listen to them reminiscing about the good old days. I know she was very special to you and may your memories get you through this difficult time,, our thoughts and prayers are with you, may she rest in peace.

Steve, Trevor and family. Our sincere condolences to you all. So sorry to hear of your Grandmother’s passing. Steve, you always spoke of your Grandmother with a loving and caring manner. I know she was very special to you. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.

Trevor, Steve and family. So sorry to hear of your Grandmother’s passing. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.

Saddened to hear of Joy’s passing. Thoughts and prayers are with the family

“A mother’s love is a blessing, no matter where you roam”.
These words always come to my mind whenever I hear about somebody losing their mother. Losing a mother is losing the truest friend you will ever have. Treasure your memories Debbie and stay safe during these difficult days.

Debbie and family :
So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing . Growing up, I spent many happy times at your Grand-Parents home. They always welcomed me with open arms. She was a soft spoken lady that loved a joke. Hold on to the good memories and she will never leave you..
Jim and Renata

Debbie and Family

Debbie & Family,

So sorry to hear about your Mom. Keep all the happy memories you have close to your heart. She will live there forever.

Debbie, Terry, Chris and family,
Our sincere condolences to you and your extended family on the passing of your mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Debbie and Family,

The Office Bearers, Brethren and Ladies of Lodge
Tasker #454, St. John’s, send condolences on the passing of your Mother.

Bro. Herman A. Walters

So sorry to hear about your mom Debbie. No matter our age or their age our mom is our mom and it’s like losing your best friend. My condolences to you and your family. Hugs to you!


Just wanted to let you know that you are in our thoughts as you mourn the passing of your Mom. A long life, well lived for sure. It is difficult with the current restrictions to express condolences like we would normally do, but know that we are thinking of you and your extended family.

Debbie, Terry, Chris and family,
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom. She was a such a beautiful lady. Hold on to the wonderful memories and may her gentle soul Rest in Peace.

Our condolences Steve and Donna and all your family. Sorry for the loss of your grandmother. A grandmother holds a special place in a family and will always be in your hearts.
Dawn & John Boutilier

Debbie and family we are deeply saddened to hear of Joy’s passing. Lots of good memories with her and Aunt Agnes. May God wrap you in his loving and comforting arms.

Debbie & Family,
So sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you all. We’ve had many good times together with your mom over the years. She was a very special lady. Cherish the wonderful memories and may they bring you some comfort during this difficult time.
Pauline & Ed

So Sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. My thought and prayers are with you and your family.

Deanne Green

Trevor and Family, so sorry to hear this sad news about your grandmother. Sending my deepest condolences.

Steve, Trevor, and Debbie:

Thinking of you all right now. I have special memories of your Nan from our time together as kids. She was a sweet, wonderful lady; one of the good ones. You are in our thoughts.

Ian, on behalf of the Daley Family

Sincere Condolences to Debbie , Trevor & their Families on Aunt Joy’s passing. A Finer Lady, you could never find.!
She has left Beautiful Memories with Many Relatives both near & far….Cherish those Memories…!! A Special Lady indeed!