Joyce Holroyd

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Joyce Holroyd (1937 – 2020) was born on 14th September 1937. She grew up in Luddenden Foot, West Yorkshire with her mother, Mary, and her younger brother Kevin. At school, Joyce excelled at sport. After leaving she took a secretarial course. She played tenor horn in local bands, where she met her future husband, Robert. They married when Joyce was 21 and bought their first home in Elland. They had three sons, David, John and Stuart. Once the boys were all at school, Joyce went back to work at Balfour Beatty and then at David Brown, where Robert was MD. Joyce was a member of the Townswomen’s Guild for over 45 years and was chair of the Elland and Halifax branch. She enjoyed the social life around Robert’s cricket and golf clubs both at home and abroad. She was grandmother to Samuel, Helen, Sarah, Thomas and Emily. Joyce died on 5th November 2020.

The tribute to Bob Holroyd can be found here

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Celebrant: Hannah McKerchar
Tribute to Joyce Holroyd delivered at a humanist funeral arranged by their family (2020)