Obituary: Joyce Westman

Joyce Emma Westman EMN-140307-132036001
Joyce Emma Westman EMN-140307-132036001

A service Celebrating the life of Joyce Westman was held at Faldingworth Chapel on 12 June.

The service was led by Reverend Anne Coates and funeral arrangements were by J Marshall of Market Rasen.

Joyce was born in Lissington and, around four years later, moved to Faldingworth, which set the scene for her many years of devotion to family and village life.

She married Ron Westman in 1951 and lived in Dunkin’s Row, Faldingworth.

Soon after, they moved to Newland in Buslingthorpe Road, where they lived happily together until late 2012.

Joyce was very much involved in village life.

She regularly attended the Methodist Chapel, taught in the Sunday School and helped organise Chapel events, such as the Harvest supper.

She took part in all activities in the village hall, being the caretaker for many years, and was a member of the WI for more than 70 years.

She was also involved with the Friendship club, country dancing, bowls and short tennis clubs, and organised children’s discos.

And she helped run the table tennis club and youth club too, which were well attended and enjoyed.

Joyce was a correspondent for the local paper and was also a much loved dinner lady at the village school.

She was a founder member of the Lindsey Rural Players and took an active part in 1971 converting Wickenby Chapel to the theatre that is still used today.

But above all, she was devoted to her whole family.

Family mourners were: Don and Steph Westman, Philip and Lindsey Westman (sons and daughters-in-law); Tom, James and George (grandchildren); Joe and Amy (grandson and girlfriend); Libby and Joe, Mollie and Brendan (granddaughters and boyfriends); Mr and Mrs M Wiltowski (sister and husband, also representing Bernie,nephew); Mr and Mrs C Waite (sister and husband); Doris Westman (sister-in-law); Barbara and Ross Cooke (niece and great-nephew); Pauline and Michael Callaby (niece and husband, also representing Jean Westman, sister-in-law); Mary and Dennis Bates, Lilian and Alan Bellamy (cousins and husbands); Emma and Richard Clark (great-niece and husband).

Friends at the service were: Mrs S Boardman (also representing Mr C Boardman); Mrs R Dawson; Mrs Northing; David Cram; Susan and Colin Mitchell-Smith; Mr and Mrs J Bee; Barbara Pears (also representing the Pears family); Dave and Barbara Longdon; Derek Cram; Mary and Brian Scott; Cathy Andrew; Laurie and Shirley Oxborrow; Ann Lillywhite; Jane Cram; Mrs Gill-Stafford (also representing Faldingworth WI); Betty Blower (also representing Ann Blower); Mr and Mrs Clarke; Edward Backus; Gary and Louise Lamb; Rich and Sue Wright; Teresa Sellars (also representing Malc Sellars); Mr and Mrs R Marshall; Diana and Tom Booth; Lesley Forrest (also representing WI); Betty and Dennis Craggs; John Carter (also representing Margaret Carter); Sue Rawlins (also representing the Rawlins Family and the Spilman Family); Margaret Fussey (also representing Jane Fussey); Nancy Robinson; Charles Carter; Caroline Swindin; Sara Carter (also representing LNFWI); Elaine Whitfield (also representing Poplars Care Home); Thora Parish Robinson; Margaret Husband; Tracey Blyth.