Born to missionary parents on August 31st 1942, Margery was the middle child of the late Raymond and Catherine Mona Joyce (Miller). She passed away suddenly on March 17th, 2020 in Toronto, Ontario. A mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and loyal friend, her passing dealt a shocking blow to all who knew her. Margery was a devoted and attentive sister to Francis Robert and Keith Joyce. A proud and loving mother to Laura and Leila Palomino. A fiercely dedicated advocate and cheerleader to her beloved grandchildren Sidney Gray(11yrs) and Jai Palomino-Surapaneni (7yrs). And a kind and supportive mother-in-law to Prakash Surapaneni. Margery’s playful, positive, curious, mischievous, and determined energy will be missed by the many who loved her and whose lives were enriched by her presence. Always looking for ways to help and brighten someone’s day, her thoughtful gestures, cards, and gifts were often humourous, touching and uniquely personal. Her resilience helped her push through the most challenging of times. Margery genuinely delighted in the smallest details with child-like wonder and appreciation. She profoundly cherished her family and her many meaningful friendships. Always a music lover, Margery sang hymns with unbridled gusto, leading her to join the Ontario Presbyterian Chorus, first as an alto and then in later years as a tenor. Concerts, live panel discussions, a good meal, and travel brought her deep joy. Throughout her life Margery called many places home. From her early years in the USA, China, England, Lebanon, and the Canadian prairies as a daughter of missionaries, to the time she spent raising her own family in Peru, Costa Rica, Mexico, any and every trip was a grand adventure and an opportunity to enthusiastically explore and discover. For decades, her talented way with words and love of language found an outlet in her yearly newsletters, updating and describing her family’s happenings and accomplishments. A Registered Nurse (Saskatoon City Hospital, class of ’64) Margery was a life-long learner - an avid lover of books, CBC radio (“CBC university” as she liked to call it) and documentaries. She was always seeking out new knowledge on a wide range of topics of not only interest to her, but loved ones as well. Margery never met a flower or naturescape she didn’t stop to admire and believe must be acknowledged and praised (a refreshing, cool breeze coming in very close second). A great photo was worth risking life and limb for, and every Uber driver presented a chance to learn a life story through warm and engaging questions. Margery’s charming vibrancy, colourful clothes and jewellery, generosity of spirit, boundless kindness and ever-readiness to provide support to loved ones will be painfully missed. Due to the present Covid-19 pandemic, cremation will take place with a Celebration of Life to occur once the physical distancing ban has been lifted.