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in memory of

Joyce Elizabeth Tait (Read)

Joyce Elizabeth Tait (Read)

21st August 1931 - 2nd January 2022


Loved and Loving wife of Jack (dec). 

Loved and Adored Mother of Mel (Taylor), Robyn (Williams) and Di (Mangan).

Loved Mother-in-law of Ray, Bernie and Jim.

Cherished Nan of Matt and Suz, Bree and Lachy, David and Bianca, Megz and Drew,

Justin, Kristy and Ash, Sharee, Jacinta and Liam, and Elise. 

Precious G.G. to Xavier and Chelsea, Hamish and Darcy, Marley and Grace, Cooper, Layla and Evie, Noah and Atlas.


You were always a true lady, someone held dear by all, 

the fabric of our family, an example to us all.

You gave us beautiful memories, your love and strength our guide,

although we cannot see you, you are always by our sides. 


Our hearts ache with sadness, our secret tears flow, 

for what it means to lose you no one will ever know. 

Reunited with Dad


A Service of Thanksgiving for Joyce's life will be held in the Uniting Church, Lyttleton Street, Castlemaine

on Tuesday (January 11) at 1.30pm.  Following this service the cortege will leave for the Castlemaine Cemetery.

Current covid restrictions require you to wear a facemask and QR code at the church.


After the burial service you are warmly invited to join the family for refreshments in the

Campbells Creek Community Centre.  If you wish not to attend the cemetery then you may decide to move directly to

the Community Centre and await our arrival.


If you wish to join us at the service via livestream,

please return to the home page of this website and click on the livestream button.

The service will be live approximately 5-10 minutes prior to commencing.

Funeral Livestream


9 responses to “Joyce Elizabeth Tait (Read)”

  1. Jillian Tait says:

    We are deeply saddened by the loss of our beautiful Aunty Joyce and have been grateful to have shared in her life. We love you so much. Such wonderful lifetime and family memories with such a special lady. Our deepest condolences to Mel, Rob, Di and families.
    Love Jill, Sophie, Hugh & Raffy xxx

  2. Liz Moore says:

    My deepest condolences to all of Joyce’s family especially Mel, Robyn and Di.
    A beautiful lady whom was so very proud of her family. It was a pleasure to nurse you, lots of laughs were had. Fly high gorgeous angel.
    Liz Moore

  3. Kara Rixon says:

    To Dearest Mel, sending much love to you and all the family on the passing of your dear mum and Nan.
    Love Kara, Shawn Rixon & family xx

  4. Glenn Ford says:

    So saddened to hear of your sad loss of your mum and Nanna.
    A lovely lady and many fond memories of times we had together, particularly at Easter camp in Boundary Bend.
    Condolences to you all at this difficult time.
    Glenn Ford.

  5. Kim Sisson says:

    Dear Di, Jim and family
    Have many happy memories of times spent with Joyce.
    Always welcoming and enjoyed her sense of humour.
    Loved the way you all cherished special family celebrations, especially birthdays.
    Sending much love to you all.
    Kim and Steve

  6. Meriln and Bruce McClure says:

    To Mel, Robyn, Di and all of your families.
    So sorry to hear the sad news of the passing of your Mum and Nana.
    She was a lovely lady who we have fond memories of and she will be sadly missed.
    Sending our love to you all.

    – Merilyn and Bruce McClure

  7. Kelly McClure says:

    You were the definition of what being a lady is. Always knew your name and made time during your shop days and afterwards.
    You will be sadly missed in Castlemaine but together again with Jack.
    Kelly McClure

  8. Gail Cox says:

    Dear Mel & family,
    Sincere condolences on the loss of your beautiful Mum, lovely memories of such a cheerful lady.
    – Denis & Gail Cox

  9. Jennifer Parsons says:

    Sincere condolences to the Tait family on the passing of Joyce.
    She was always a gracious lady to one and all.
    We have fond memories of holidays spent at Torquay over the years.
    Now together with her beloved Jack.
    From Dorothy Gartside and family, Harcourt.

Funeral Details

Uniting Church
24 Lyttleton Street

11th January 2022 at 1:30 PM

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