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May 17, 2021

Richard “Dick” Joyce of Kincardine died peacefully at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Kincardine, May 17, 2021, at the age of 80. Beloved husband and best friend of Lyn (née O’Shaughnessy) for 42 years. He will be greatly missed by his children, Sue Joyce (Cindy), and Steve Joyce (Ylva) of Sweden; and his grandchildren, Marcus and Nora, whom he adored. Dick also leaves behind his loving sister, Kathy Smith; and nephew, Kristan Smith. Predeceased by his parents, Milton and Helen (née Kolano) Joyce. After graduating as a chemical engineering technologist in 1963, Dick had a long and varied career, beginning at Uni-Royal Corporation in Montreal, and later moving to 3M Company in London, Ontario. In 1971, he began his relationship with the Bruce Nuclear Power Development at the original Douglas Point Nuclear Generating Station as a radiation control technician. From there, he moved to Bruce “B” as radiation control supervisor, and then on to many different roles in emergency preparedness within Ontario Hydro’s radiation safety program. Upon retiring, he started his own consulting firm, working with various municipalities to provide training and support for emergency workers. As a consultant, he also provided technical support for the Russian Federation RBMK Nuclear Power Program. Dick was a life-long, passionate fisherman and outdoorsman, with several visits to favourite places, such as northern Canada, the Caribbean, Florida Keys and the Queen Charlotte Islands. He also loved playing bridge. For several years, he shared his knowledge as a Scout leader and was often involved in the community. A real people-person and problem-solver, he was quick to offer help and support for anyone who needed it. He will be remembered for his gift-of-the-gab, his analytical mind and jovial spirit. Sincerest thanks to the staff members at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre for their compassionate professionalism and support. Cremation has taken place and due to provincial COVID-19 restrictions, a private family ceremony will take place at a later date. Memorial donations to the Kincardine and Community Health Care Foundation, the Huron Shores Hospice or a charity of your choice, would be greatly appreciated as expressions of sympathy.