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In loving memory of Joyce A Ihley
September 28, 1939 - November 19, 2023
DIAMOND DOGS RESCUE, INC. IS HONORED THAT THE FAMILY OF JOYCE HAS ASKED IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, REMEMBRANCES MAY BE MADE TO:
DIAMOND DOGS RESCUE INC, 428 High Street, Mount Holly, NJ 08060
IN LOVING MEMORY OF JOYCE A (KILPATRICK) IHLEY
Joyce passed away peacefully on November 19th, at the age of eighty four. She was the beloved wife of the late Charles X "Chuck" Ihley. Devoted mother of Patricia A. Paradise, her husband Paul, Thomas M. Ihley, his wife Brenda, Joan M. Ihley- Fortuna, her husband Paul and Tracy A Dussault, her husband Paul. Loving grandmother of Evan, Janel, her husband Eric, Owen, his fiance Zayra, Nicholas, Nathaniel, Noah, Kayleigh, her husband Cameron, Mariah, Jarod and Cassandra. And great grandmother of Brayden and Landon. Joyce is also survived by her sister and by many loving nieces and nephews.
Even in her most difficult moments she showed unwavering strength and always made those around her know they were loved. She was the most incredible woman.
Joyce was an wonderful baker and her grandchildren enjoyed baking with her on "Cookie Day" before every holiday. She always made her children's birthday cakes growing up and was known for her famous and delicious frosting. Celebrating and hosting holidays made Joyce the happiest and she hosted Thanksgiving for over 50 years before handing over the reigns to her daughter reluctantly. She will be sorely missed during the upcoming holidays!
Joyce loved animals, children, chocolate, flowers and cooking. But, her love of animals was definitely passed on to all of her family members. Her daughter, Tracy Dussault has been a long time foster mom for various rescues....but, it's important to note, that for many of the recent years she has been an important part of the Diamond Dogs Rescue family as a favorite foster! Her contribution in the journey of our rescues has been immeasurable and we're pretty certain her mom's influence can be credited.
Our organization extends heartfelt condolences to the family. We are grateful for the role Joyce played in bringing our organization together with her family and we share in the sorrow of their loss.
"Motherhood: all love begins and ends there"