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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Vi" Violet May PEARCE / JOYCE

Born 21 August 1909 [332]
Daughter of Edwin PEARCE and Louisa Emily PETTIT [P175]
Se was baptised by Rev. Ernest GILL, the Church of England rector in Dongara [332]
Married Eric Joseph Beddingfield JOYCE in 1928 [66]
Resided with her husband in Three Springs from 1928 to 1939 [P110]
Attended the Arrino Race Club's Annual Ball on 4 April 1929 in a dress of white crepe de chine and silver trimming [4: 13-Apr-1929]
Attended the Show Ball following the Three Springs Show in a dress of black crepe de chine on 30 September 1929 [4: 12-Oct-1929]
Attended the Three Springs Football Club's Welcome Home Social for two newly wedded couples on 1 November 1929 [4: 9-Nov-1929]
Attended the Grand Show Ball following the Three Springs Show on 22 September 1932 in frock of figured jap silk [5: 7-Oct-1932]
Received 2nd prize for the Best Piece of Fancy Work exhibited in the Three Springs Agricultural Show in 1933 [5: 29-Sep-1933]
Attended the Three Springs C.W.A. Ball at the Three Springs Hall on the evening of Thursday 22 November 1934 [5: 23-Nov-1934]
Member of the Three Springs branch of the Country Women's Association [4: 19-Jan-1935]
Candidate in the Popular Country Women Competition conducted in Three Springs in 1935 to raise funds for the local C.W.A. [4]
Attended Kenneth R. PETTIT's 21st birthday Social & Dance at his home in Three Springs on Saturday 23 May 1936 [5: 29-May-1936]
Part of the group who attended the Masquerade Ball in Carnamah on 5 December 1936 dressed as "Mickie & Minnie" [5: 11-Dec-1936]
Chief mourner at the funeral of her grandmother Mrs Mary J. STEPHEN at the Mingenew Cemetery on 15 August 1939 [4: 19-Aug-1939]
Along with her husband and children shifted from Three Springs to Winchester in 1940 [P110]
Herself and her husband ran the Winchester General Store and Post Office 1940-1962 [P110]
Foundation Treasurer of Winchester's branch of the Red Cross Society in 1942[0: image 02972]
Re-elected Treasurer of Winchester's branch of the Red Cross Society for the 1942-43 year [0: image 04121]
Member of the Coorow-Waddy Forest branch of the Country Women's Association - was Treasurer in 1952, 1953 and 1959 [173]
Judged the Fancy Work section at the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's 1956 show [4: 14-Sep-1956]
Along with her husband left Winchester in 1962 and shifted back to Three Springs[P110]
They late moved to the Perth suburb of Carlisle and following her husband's death she moved to the Perth suburb of Thornlie [P110]
Father of Shirley, Colin, Brian and Dennis [P175]
Died 6 October 1997; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Presbyterian, DC, 680) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Violet May Pearce / Joyce' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 24 July 2021 from [sources]

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