CUNNINGHAM, Joyce M. – Truro, was at peace when she took her last breath Saturday morning, September 15, 2018. She was resilient and strong through her battle with cancer and various complications. Her active lifestyle, good health, love of friends and family and her faith gave her a joy for life. Born July 3, 1939 in Kennetcook, N.S., Joyce was the daughter of the late Gordon and Julia (Green) Ward. She grew up on the farm, the youngest of 11 children, attended business college then worked at the NSAC where she met her beloved husband, Dale. Joyce is survived by son, Allan (Theresa), Boutilier’s Point, N.S.; daughter, Julie, Victoria, B.C. and grandchildren, Iain, Rebecca, and Cameron. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. There will be a visitation Thursday, September 20 from 6-8pm at the funeral home. A memorial service to celebrate Joyce’s life will be held Friday, September 21 at 2pm in the First Baptist Church, 759 Prince St., Truro. A reception will follow in the church hall. Family flowers only. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made in Joyce’s name to Colchester East Hants Health Services Palliative Care or the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences at www.ColchesterCommunity.com.