Ida Joyce Crawford

Passed 06/01/2023


Obituary For Ida Joyce Crawford

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ida Joyce (Falconer) Crawford at the age of 80 on June 1, 2023 at the Halifax Infirmary QEII.

Joyce was the daughter of the late Orland and Ethel (Gunn) Falconer. She was predeceased by her brother Charles Falconer, sister Katherine (Rhyno) and son Derek Crawford.

Joyce’s school years were spent in Halifax and St. Margaret’s Bay. When she married, she moved to Lower Sackville to raise her family. During that time she managed the family business, Cobequid Market. She then moved to British Columbia to train as an Esthetician and start her first Esthetics business in Abbottsford. As time passed, she longed to return to Nova Scotia where she owned and operated Elizabeth Jardine in Scotia Square. Joyce loved her work and her clients loved her in return.

Family, friends and people in general have always been very important to Joyce. Her greatest joy was sharing stories, memories and lots of laughs whether that was in person or in recent years over phone, she loved it all. She was young at heart, had a zest for life, and a great sense of humour. Her ability to accept people for who they were and make them feel special were two of her greatest gifts.

Her love of colour and artistic flare showed in her home, clothing, crafts and work.

Joyce is survived by: her brothers Peter Falconer and sister-in-law Faye (Ontario), Doug Falconer and sister-in-law Mary (Lr. Sackville, Nova Scotia); daughters Terri Lee Simpson (Calgary, Alberta) and Vicki Ninos (Calgary, Alberta); her grandchildren: Jamie Simpson, Krista (Robert) Nollenberger, Amber Ninos, Lara Ninos, MaryLynn Crawford, Jessica Crawford, and Christopher Crawford; her great grandchildren: Jacob, Alec, Kinsley, Crosby and Quincy. She was also blessed with numerous nieces, nephews and their wonderful families.

Joyce was small in stature, but big in heart. She leaves behind many wonderful memories for us to hold forever. She was loved by many and will be missed by all.

Cremation has taken place. There will be a Celebration of Life on Thursday June 8, 2023 at 11:00am at The Lion’s Club, 101 Old Beaverbank Road, Lower Sackville, NS.

A Celebration of Life will also be held on Prince Edward Island this summer.

Donations can be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada at or Kidney Foundation at

The family would like to thank the Doctors and Nurses for their wonderful care and respect that they provided during this difficult time.

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  • 10/12/2023

    So saddened to hear of the loss of our Joyce. She was the first one I called to tell the news of my mother's (Bertha Falconer) passing. Miss you all! Tracy Falconer

  • 07/22/2023

    I was just scrolling through the Obits and I saw Joyce's Obituary. My condeolences to her family. Joyce and I worked together many years ago st Shades of Faces in Halifax. And then I continued to visit Joyce when she had her own business in her home in Spryfield. We had so many wonderful conversations. I know she will be missed. Love you Joyce. I will never forget you. 💕💕🙏🙏

  • 06/30/2023

    I shared a room with your mom while she was in the Infirmary, please reach out to me. Thanks

  • 06/09/2023

    My memories of Joyce are many and go back to our days at Elegant Touch Hair Design on Quinpool Rd. We met through our mutual friend, Barbara Keefe. Joyce was a remarkable person. I will never forget her goodness; the laughs we shared; socializing with Barbara on many and memorable occasions. We did lose touch but she was never forgotten. Of course I thought I would see her again. I live in Milwaukee but Halifax is never far from my heart. Rest in Peace dear Joyce. The lives you have touched are saddened by your departure yet my faith tells us we will see each other again. My sincere condolences to her mourning family. The world today needs more Joyce's. Br. Brian Tompkins, SCJ Priests of the Sacred Heart

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  • 06/08/2023

    Dear Terri and Vicky So sorry about your Mom's passing.I had the pleasure of of getting to know and work with Joyce at the Elegant Touch.She truly loved everyone,a loyal friend and loved her family so much.She will be missed. My Condolences Vicky Gray

  • 06/06/2023

    Terri & Vicki - hold on to the memories of love and life shared. Live big, bright and beautiful to honour your mom and each other. Peace, Michele (Cox) Raleigh

  • 06/06/2023

    Terri & Vicki, so very sorry to read of the loss of your mother.

  • 06/05/2023

    I was deeply saddened to hear of Joyce's passing. A wonderful lady with a beautiful heart and full of fun and laughter, will miss you Joyce and for all the great laughs we all shared together. My deepest condolences to all the family. Love to all. Audrey Burton

  • 06/05/2023

    My heart is saddened to hear the passing of Joyce. I met Joyce through Barb and Kelly and went to Kelly place every Saturday night knowing Joyce would be there. I grew very fond to Joyce she had a great sense of humor and told a lot of funny stories. We all laughed a lot. Such a kind person. Kelly always played music for her and always played her favorite song, The Dance. I am forever grateful that I had a chance to meet her. She will be forever in my heart ❤️ and thoughts. I will cherish my memories of Joyce and never will be forgotten ❤️

  • 06/05/2023

    My sincerest condolences Terri and Vicki. Take comfort in, and cherish your memories.

  • 06/05/2023

    Our hearts are with you as you celebrate Joyce's remarkable life and mourn her passing. She will be remembered by Oregon family and be kind to yourselves as you carry on in her absence. She touched so many lives, lucky us.

  • 06/05/2023

    My sincere sympathy to the family. I remember the best seafood casserole I ever had made by your mom. Terri it doesn't get easier but the memories move us forward. Much love to you and Vicki

  • 06/05/2023

    You were a special lady Joyce! I'll miss seeing you during vacations in PEI. I will cherish the memories I have with you. Rest in peace sweet lady....

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