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July 10, 2022

Joyce Elizabeth Farrell of Kincardine, died peacefully at the Kincardine hospital, Sunday, July 10, 2022, at the age of 93. Born in Kincardine, Aug. 27, 1928, she was the daughter of the late John Stewart Needham and Janet Elizabeth Welsh. Beloved wife of Stewart, mother and grandmother, Joyce was the matriarch of the eight Farrell girls and their families. Lovingly remembered by her daughters Judy Snobelen, Joy (Ken) Houston, Kerry (Bill) Farrell, Kathy (Boyd) Carruthers, Kim Colling, Shelley (Todd) McGlynn, Julie (Steve) McAllister, and Lisa (Keith) Farrell; and her brother, Jim (Dorothy) Needham. Joyce was so very loved by her 18 grandchildren, Tanya Leppington, Sam Snobelen, Amy Parker, Angie Cremers, Regan Carruthers, Ashley Wilson, Chad Carruthers, Kara Kortegaard, Kurt Colling, Scott McGlynn, Carley Donaldson, Lindsay McAllister, Alexa McAllister, Ben McAllister, Tessa Spooner, Luke Spooner and Callia Spooner, and 25 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her husband, Stewart Farrell (2002); son-in-law, David Colling (2013); and grandson, Troy Snobelen (2019). Joyce taught at Kincardine Township School, and shortly thereafter, married Stewart in 1949. Together, they started a beautiful life and raised their family on the farm on Concession 10 in Huron Township. Joyce and Stewart took pride in hard work and instilled this value in their daughters. In 1979, they moved to Boiler Beach where Joyce enjoyed gardening, hosting family, and continuing to share in Stewart’s passion for racing Standard-bred horses. Joyce was a woman of many talents and cherished time with family and friends. She found joy in baking, travelling, sewing and quilting, and square-dancing, meeting many friends doing so. She was always delighted to see the precious new additions to her ever-growing family and loved watching them gather and the kids play at the beach. We will greatly miss her love and her presence. A private interment is being held at the Ripley Cemetery. A private Celebration of Life for family will be held this summer. The family of Joyce extends sincere thanks to staff members at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Kincardine, for their kindness and care. Donations in memory of Joyce can be made to the Kincardine and Community Health Care Foundation and Sleeping Children Around the World; arrangements entrusted to the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Ripley. Condolences on-line at