Joyce Woodhead


Joyce Woodhead (1930 - 2019) was born in Lower Cumberworth, West Yorkshire, on December 6th 1930, the youngest of the five surviving children of Edgar and Alice Peace. After leaving school she began working at Firth’s Mill at Shelley Bank Bottom, where she met and fell in love with Dennis, whom she married in 1953. They had three children, Brian, Anne and Andrew. Joyce had a ‘life plan’ – a good marriage, happy children and grandchildren, and the odd holiday thrown in – and she fulfilled those dreams and more. She loved trips out with Dennis, reading while he fished, baking for friends and family, and exploring the UK, including one very memorable trip to Scotland. The arrival of her grandchildren, Emily and Mathew, gave her renewed energy in her later years, and they had many tales to tell of escapades with their gran. Joyce died on 29th August 2019 at Chapel View Care Home in Mapplewell.
Celebrant: Hannah McKerchar
Tribute to Joyce Woodhead delivered at a Humanist funeral arranged by their family (2019).