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Joyce Marie Estabrooks


Joyce Marie Estabrooks
Joyce Marie Estabrooks (Dickinson), born in Simonds, NB and resident of Fredericton, NB until 2015, passed away in Ottawa, Ontario after a valiant battle with cancer.

Joyce is survived by her husband of 46 years, Gerald Estabrooks. Mourning the loss of their mother and grandmother are Paul, Lisa, Hannah, Lauren, Madelyn and Abigail Estabrooks of Toronto; Bruce, Megs, Hazel, Eddie and Molly Estabrooks of Edmonton, Alberta; Sarah Estabrooks and Kevin, Beatrice, Eloise and Theodore Faschoway of Ottawa, Ontario; and her honourary sons, Ohygen Roberts of Saskatoon and Winston Roberts of Fredericton. Daughter of the late Ronald and Ruby (Burlock) Dickinson, life-long residents of Simonds, NB, she is also survived by her only brother, Robert (Gloria) Dickinson of Burlington, Ontario, her niece and nephews. As the eldest of 13 cousins, she will be missed by family, as well as dear friends, in Fredericton, Hartland and beyond.

Joyce attended the University of New Brunswick, where she graduated in 1961 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree and subsequently earned a Bachelor and Masters of Education. From 1970-72, she was President of the UNB Associated Alumni and her three children followed in her footsteps at UNB. She joined the staff at Fredericton High School and retired as Head of the Math Department after her second teaching tenure in 1999. Joyce was a committed genealogist, who documented the family history and photographic legacy of her Dickinson ancestors and her own family. Throughout her life in Fredericton, Joyce was a faithful member of Brunswick Street Baptist Church, where she served several terms as Moderator and as Deacon from 2011-15.

Joyce relocated to Ottawa in 2015 with her devoted husband, to be closer to her children and grandchildren. Her grandchildren were her greatest pride and joy, and she was surrounded by them for a memorable final Thanksgiving celebration this October.

Joyce went to be with her Lord and Saviour on 3 December. Family are gathering in Fredericton for the funeral, to be held at Brunswick Street Baptist Church at 11:00 am on 9 December. She will be interred at the Greenwood Cemetery in Hartland, NB at 4:00 pm on 9 December. A memorial service will be held on December 14th at First Baptist Church in Ottawa. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Joyce Estabrooks Memorial Mission Fund care of Brunswick Street Baptist Church. Arrangements have been placed in the care of Britton Funeral Home, 2 High Street, Hartland. 506-375-4343.

Joyce Estabrooks Memorial Mission Fund
% Brunswick Street Baptist Church
161 York St,
Fredericton, NB E3B 3N8
Phone: (506) 458-8348
Service Date
Saturday, December 9, 2017