HOWARD, Mrs. Joyce (nee Orford), of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Sunday, February 23, 2014, in her 85th year. Beloved wife and best friend of the late William A. “Bill” Howard (2002). Dearly loved mother of Karen Miller (Randy) of London, David Howard (Mary) of St. Thomas, Pat Bendall (Jerry) of Oshawa, and Linda Danbrook (Jim) of St. Thomas. Cherished grandmother of Paul Roberts, Michelle Roberts, Mike Howard, Mark Howard, Eric Bendall (Tory), Stephanie Bendall, Ashley Howard, and Justin Howard. Born in Wingham, Ontario on March 12, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Mabel (nee Husband) Orford. Joyce was a member of Faith Church, St. Thomas. Friends will be received by the family on Tuesday evening, February 25th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) where the funeral and committal service will be held on Wednesday, February 26th at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be made privately in Elmdale Memorial Park.