Parish of Leatherhead - Joyce Salsbury 1922-2015

Church of St. Mary and St.Nicholas

Service of Thanksgiving
for the Life of



Wednesday 16th September 2015
Joyce front of OS


Order of Service



Immortal, invisible, God only wise

Ecclesiastes 3 v1-18

To every thing there is a season,
and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant,
and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to get, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
A time to rend, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate;
a time of war, and a time of peace.

Abide with me; fast falls the eventide


Joyce Salsbury

Chris Jordan (nephew)
- born 2 Dec 1922 in Sutton
- served in the WAAF in WW2
- moved to Leatherhead in 1961
- married Henry Howard Salsbury in April 1966
- an All-rounder
- tireless charity worker, none in particular
- helpful, pleasant, never miserable
- always willing to talk to people

Hazel Brown
- I first met Joyce in the 1960s when we both worked in the Credit Sales office at Ronson Products
- We got on very well and became good friends
- We both got into work quite early, so were able to catch up with news, and have a quick look at the Daily Mail crossword
- Our colleagues were all listeners to Terry Wogan on the radio in the mornings, so we exchanged views on his jokes and middle-of-the-road music
- Joyce and her husband Howard did a lot of charity work so, between that, and walking their dog Magic, she had a busy life
- My husband and I and my parents moved to Bognor Regis but Joyce and I always kept in touch
- When I moved back to Leatherhead in 2004, we were able to renew our acquaintance
- I was delighted when Joyce moved to Skeet House, and we were near neighbours
- I'm sure we all have fond memories of Joyce, a lovely lady, and we will miss her very much

Linda Hauxwell
- I served on the [Church] Welcome Committee with Joyce and it was a real pleasure to get to know her
- She was passionate about making newcomers to church feel welcome and about newcomers to the area finding our church by delivering magazines to them
- She was humble and kind,good at listening and caring - she was friendly & fun

Sheila Sutherland
- Joyce took over the distribution of the church magazine from Pat  Gardner, which myself, John and Madeline have helped her with for many years
- She belonged to the Mothers Union, WI, & Townswomen's Guild and the Swan Hand bells
- She worked at the Bank of England in London
- My greatest memories of Joyce was when she asked me to accompany her to Guildford cathedral when she received the Maundy Money from the Queen. It was a great honour to be asked to do that

Sheila Cole
- She always had a smile!!!
- Never heard her say anything bad about anyone
- Enjoyed so much

Alison Wright
- When I visited Joyce in hospital, itís her smile that I remember
- After my research into Joyceís life, it seems to that about the only thing she DIDNíT do was service the church boilers!

Joyce younger
joyce gnephew
with her grand-nephew

Morning has broken


From The Tempest by William Shakespeare
"Our revels now are ended. These our actors,
As I foretold you, were all spirits and
Are melted into air, into thin air:
And, like the baseless fabric of this vision,
The cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces,
The solemn temples, the great globe itself,
Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve
And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,
Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff
As dreams are made on, and our little life
Is rounded with a sleep."

REVELATION 21 v 1 - 4

And I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth
were passed away, and the sea was no more.

And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of
heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, "Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man.
He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God.

And God will wipe away all tears from their eyes, and there shall be no more death,
neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things have passed away.

23rd PSALM (Crimond)
The Lord's my Shepherd

concluding with The Lord's Prayer
Our Father who art in Heaven,
Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
But deliver us from evil,
For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory,
For ever and ever,



Lord, now lettest Thou Thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word.
For mine eyes have seen Thy salvation
Which Thou has prepared before the face of all people;
To be a light to lighten the gentiles
And to be the glory of Thy people Israel.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son And to the Holy Ghost
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be: World without end.

What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong

An article by Alison Wright based on the contributions above to Joyce's Eulogy appeared in the November 2015 issue of the Parish of Leatherhead Magazine.

If you can add to this page with your recollection of Joyce please contact the editor

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