Joyce May Ladd (née Lacey)

Born on November 12, 1943 . Passed away on November 14, 2021 .

12.11.1943 to 14.11.2021

Loved wife of Dick (Dec ). Loving Mother to John, Terry, Vicki, Kylie, Tania and their partners. Cherished Nan and Great Nan to their families.

Forever in our hearts.

Funeral Notice

Private service

A Private & Restricted Funeral Service (Due to COVID19) will be held for Joyce. Burial will follow at Swan Hill Memorial Park lawn C Section. Joyce's Service will be live streamed, Monday November 29th at 1.30pm. Please go to the Live Streaming tab on our home page (passcode provided to family).

A celebration of Joyce’s life will be held at the Nyah Hall  on November 29th at 4.30pm where all are welcome.

We wish to encourage you to express your sympathies and condolences to the family via a tribute on this announcement which the family is able to read, reflect and treasure.


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Tributes Leave your tribute

  1. Sending love to all the Ladd family.
    Fond memories of a beautiful lady, may she rest peacefully ❤️

    Fiona ODayNovember 16 2021 8:47 pm
  2. We will miss you dearly and always cherish the memories you have left behind condolences to all the family gone but never forgotten love Kerry xx

    Kerry+WalkerNovember 16 2021 9:36 pm
  3. Our Loving Aunt you will be sadly missed love you with all out heart Jackie, Randy and Family xxx

    Jackie RowanNovember 16 2021 10:07 pm
  4. Deepest sympathy to the Ladd family on the passing of Joyce. Fond memories.

    Anne+AlgieNovember 17 2021 3:44 am
  5. Dear Ladd families, sorry to hear the passing of your beautiful mum, mum in law, Nan, .Joyce was always on for a good chat or laugh when we saw here. You are all in our thoughts. RIP Joyce.🤗🌹

    Christine CaldwellNovember 17 2021 5:13 am
  6. “She made broken look beautiful , and strong look invincible. She walked with the Universe on her shoulders and made it look like a pair of wings”. This is how I see Joyce. My love and to all her family x

    Janet AmmonNovember 17 2021 8:29 am
  7. So sorry to hear of the passing of Joyce, my condolences to you all ❤️ Joyce and I had lots of chats and good laughs over the last 18 months, our shopping trips to town on a Friday were anything but boring. Last Friday we had a lovely lunch together for her birthday, it’s a memory I’ll have forever ❤️ RIP JOYCE, I’m going to miss our Friday catchups, Judy Barnes (HACC)

    Judy BarnesNovember 17 2021 10:12 am
  8. Dear Ladd Families, sorry to learn the sad news, your Mum Joyce was a lovely Lady, at peace with Dad now, always a laugh when Joyce was near, thinking of you, Condolences to all of Joyce’s Family

    Kathy and EddyNovember 17 2021 3:19 pm
  9. Vicki Ben and Taylor and family thinking of you all at this sad and difficult time sending our love
    Barb tony mick and karen

    Barb jonesNovember 17 2021 4:10 pm
  10. These circumstances make you think about days & years gone by , remember our family parties and who led who over the dam bank when we all grew up together & still mates today almost 50 years later , l could tell some great stories but Joyce will haunt me for the rest of my life , great loving lady , mother and granny , Rest In Peace Joyce . You were and ate a ripper 💕💕💕

    Gary BeasyNovember 17 2021 7:36 pm
  11. Condolences to John, Terry, Vicki, Kylie, Tarn and extended family’s. A beautiful lady and best nabour. A heart of gold. R.I.P. Joyce

    Cheryl HayesNovember 17 2021 9:23 pm
  12. So sorry to here of the passing of Joyce a lovely lady condolences to you all Trevor and Rhonda Adair

    Rhonda AdairNovember 17 2021 9:23 pm
  13. To John, Terry, Vicki, Kylie, Tania and families
    Deepest Sympathy to you all, the memories and love will last a life time, so sorry to hear the passing of your mum, so many great memories with your family, what an amazing lady.
    Love Katrina, Sue and Nellie

    Narelle BrightNovember 17 2021 10:43 pm
  14. Sending much love and hugs to you all, thinking of you all. An amazing and beautiful lady, love you Mum Ladd.

    Shaz WhiteNovember 18 2021 8:25 am
  15. I’m so sorry for your loss leanne and John. Thinking of you all. Love alana

    Alana kellyNovember 18 2021 8:32 am
  16. Dear John,Terry, Vicki,Kylie and Tania so sorry for your loss of your dear Mum. Such great memories. Rest in Peace ❤️
    Love Sue and Cameron

    Sue DwyerNovember 18 2021 8:44 am
  17. Condolences to John, Terry, Vicki, Kylie, Tania & family.
    I have fond memories of Joyce. What a lovely Lady.
    : Climbing in to her VW Beetle to go to North shops to buy milk & lollies or go to the movies at The Oasis.
    : Camping with delicious camp oven food
    : I learnt to ride a horse on McKee’s ponies with Joyce
    : It was no trouble for extra kids at meal times or sleeping over
    : Laughter at our kitchen table with my Mum & Dad whenever Joyce called in
    RIP Joyce
    Thank you for caring & nurturing XX
    Joanne Anderson (Benzley)

    Joanne AndersonNovember 18 2021 9:49 am
  18. Nanny, we love you with all our hearts we will cherish every memory we have with you, I’m gutted we cannot be there but we will be in spirit and thoughts with dad, mum and all our aunts, uncles, cousins to my family in Vic sending love and hugs to you all,
    Love your granddaughter Emmy xx

    EmilyNovember 18 2021 10:08 am
  19. To Vicki, Taylor and family so sorry to hear of the passing of Joyce, we send our condolences to you all. We only ever got to meet her a few times but we heard lots of lovely stories from Taylor. She was such a beautiful kind lady with a smile always on her face.

    Love from Adam, Brooke, Charlotte and Noah xo

    Brooke BrennanNovember 18 2021 10:45 am
  20. To all
    We are sending our love to all the families as Joyce was a beautiful soul and gave love to all family and friends you always made people welcome as if they were your family
    Love always Carolyn and Gavin Purton ❤ 💔💔💔

    Carolyn PurtonNovember 18 2021 11:46 am
  21. Deepest condolences to Vicky &Ben and the Ladd family with the passing of Joyce
    Neville Algie

    Neville AlgieNovember 18 2021 3:07 pm
  22. Dear John,Terry,Vicki,Kylie,Tania and families
    Deepest sympathy to you all on your loss, she was a beautiful lady who treated me as 1 of her own.
    I will cherish the years that I spent with her as her friend I will never forget her.
    Reunited with Dick.
    RIP Joyce love you. ❤🧡💛💚💙💜

    Tracey MilianoNovember 18 2021 4:19 pm
  23. To ladd family love from aunty iris on the sad loss of Joyce loved sister of Henry Dec . Loved aunty of henryshane and kerry I am going to miss our catch up talks iris

    Iris laceyNovember 18 2021 4:21 pm
  24. Kylie, Vicky and families, our deepest condolences to you all on the passing of your beautiful mum, our thoughts are with you all.
    Love Greville and Marg Devereux.

    Marg DevereuxNovember 18 2021 5:36 pm
  25. Gosh what an amazing strong beautiful heart and soul you had nana Joyce. How awesome that you can be with your man again though. Go run, jump and be free again (I’ve heard you wont need your wheelchair up there) and please give our Lukey a big hug from me.
    Love to all the family. I’m sure you are all so proud of Joyce, she was pretty special xxxx

    Kelly HawthornNovember 18 2021 7:59 pm
  26. Sending our love guys sorry for your loss sad times but remember all the good times what an awesome lady rip aunty luv to all from the top end

    Barry LaceyNovember 18 2021 11:17 pm
  27. To John, Terry, Vicki, Kylie, Tania and families
    Deepest Sympathy to you all, Rest In Peace Joyce love you ❤️

    Jennifer MilbourneNovember 18 2021 11:49 pm
  28. So many 1sts & good times spent with this gorgeous family thanks to you Joyce ❤️, my very 1st sleep over at a friends place, the 1st time that I remember celebrating NYE 🎉 swimming in the Channel, exploring nature in the dam finding turtles, lapping that driveway on the motor bike & Madmax buggy, photos in your garden, so many beautiful memories to cherish of being apart of your life. Thank you for giving me my forever friend Tarn❤️ You’ll always have a special place in my heart.. xx
    Love to All the Ladd Family xx

    Simone Learmonth (Gibson)November 19 2021 8:26 am
  29. Thinking of our beautiful friend Joyce, and feeling so sad that she is no longer with us, however the memories of her will remain with us and in our hearts forever. Such a lovely smiling face every time we met up, even tho it wasn’t all that often it felt like there was no time at all since we had last seen her. Joyce’s love of music, the love for her family and so many friends was very evident at her 75th birthday celebrations. The song “Worlds greatest Mum” will always be Joyce’s song and will ignite our memories. Sending our love and big hugs to Vicki, Ben and all of Joyce’s family and friends. We are all so enriched to have had Joyce’s company in our lives and she will never be forgotten. Love Lyn and George Farnham 💜

    Lynette AglinskasNovember 19 2021 2:47 pm
  30. Remembering you Joyce from a long time ago when we were all kids swimming in the channel next to your place in Rutherford St. Tghe years go but memories stay, you and your family are very special people. Drove trucks with your soul mate Dicky over the years. Always will think of those days. Deepest sympathy to all the family

    Lindsay CharlesNovember 19 2021 4:36 pm
  31. Such a gem, a legend a true lady! I will never forget your words of wisdom all those years ago, they’ve stuck with me throughout my life. Joyce you were/ are a fcking legend! The ultimate woman of strength , fly high beautiful lady we love you xxx

    Shelli MartinNovember 20 2021 5:19 pm
  32. Dearest Aunty Joyce, gone way to soon and oh so suddenly. I still can’t believe your gone. I will miss our telephone calls where we would talk about anything and everything. You had such a special relationship with Mum and she is finding it hard knowing that she won’t see you again. My deepest condolences to John, Terry, Vicki, Kylie & Tarn and all of your families. She was an incredibly special lady who will always be remembered with so much love.

    Kerrie GouldingNovember 20 2021 11:43 pm
  33. l am going to miss seeing you down the street, watching your face shine, when we spot each other, our hugs and talks…you always held a special part of my heart, sending big hugs to the family, l am thinking of you all

    SUE BRYMERNovember 22 2021 7:26 am
  34. Deepest Sympathy to the Ladd Family on the passing of a lovely lady Joyce.Resting in the garden of Angels.

    Anne AlgieNovember 23 2021 8:12 pm
  35. I’m thinking of you all at this sad time. I would like to attend if possible. Tammy Lacey

    Tammy laceyNovember 24 2021 12:48 pm
  36. To know her was to love her…I am thinking of you all..
    John, Terry. Vicki. Kylie and Tania..and families.such a lovely lady, friend cousin.will miss our infrequent phone catch ups….our family is growing smaller…..
    my love to you all
    Carol Thompson and Gordon too of course….

    Carol ThompsonNovember 24 2021 10:50 pm
  37. Such a beautiful lady spent many days at the kitchen table learning about her and her loved ones while dick , mick ,Johny , terry and all the kids would go check yabbie nets and drink a few beers .some of your poems you read to me the last time I seen you just go’s to show how talented and humble you were you will be sadly missed by me and mine love forever and always to you and your amazing children , grandchildren and great grandchildren xxxx

    sharon LaddNovember 26 2021 4:24 pm
  38. Dear John Terry Vicki Kylie Tania and Families .With Deepest Sympathy .Of all the gifts that life has to offer ‘a loving mother is the greatest of them all. RIP Joyce David and Marly and Bonny .

    David WarburtonNovember 27 2021 3:13 pm
  39. My deepest sympathy , To all my cousin’s and family’s
    So sorry to hear of the loss of such a great person ( Aunt )
    You will be sadly missed , loved always an 4eva ⚘ ❤
    Dwayne Barton an family xx

    Dwayne BartonNovember 28 2021 11:57 pm
  40. Condolences to the Ladd family our hearts go out to you all. Aunty you will be sadly missed by your children and all of us. Aunty, you will always be in the hearts of so many . May you R.I.P.

    Allan James TurveyNovember 29 2021 2:36 pm
  41. Aunty it’s been a little while since you been gone and I still feel heartbroken I didn’t get to see that beautiful smile one more time didn’t get to hear your loving voice one more time you are forever in my heart ♥️ and I will never forgive my self for not coming to see you more I have missed you so much and adored you always you will be missed so so much I Love and Miss you so Much Aunty Joyce my love goes out to all my cousins and families Rest In Paradise Beautiful Lady ♥️💐

    Jacquelyne RowanDecember 8 2021 12:39 pm

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