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Passing of respected local historian Lorne Joyce
Fondly remembered

August 28th 2013

Lorne Speers Joyce (August 11th, 1926 to August 24th, 2013)

Optometrist-Historian Lorne Joyce passed away on August 24th, 2013.

Predeceased by his parents Louis and Edith (Speers) Joyce, and his 3 brothers Samuel, Charles and Edwin. He leaves his wife Mary Elizabeth (Hutchison) Joyce and 3 children Shirley (Ron Lysen), Ottawa; Grant Joyce (Geannerise), Antigua W.l.; and Gordon Joyce (Cathie), Port Credit; and 5 grandchildren and 4 great- grandchildren. Born and raised in the Port Credit and Bronte area, Lorne was Navy Veteran of WWII, an amateur Marine Historian and a local Optometrist. He was honoured with a lifetime achievement award recently by the Lieut. Governor. Visitation will be held at the Funeral Home of Skinner & Middlebrook Ltd., 128 Lakeshore Rd. E. (one block west of Hurontario St.), Mississauga, on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. Graveside service will be held at St. Jude’s Cemetery, Oakville on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 11 a.m. In memory of Lorne, please make a contribution to your local historical society or the A.J. Fisher Fund at the School of Optometry at the University of Waterloo.

Lorne was a champion of local and marine history, with a particular passion for the history of Port Credit and all things nautical. Lorne regailed our community for many years with rich stories of Port Credit marine heritage, relaying stories of the days of the stonehooking trade, the runrunners, and the commercial fishery that once thrived out of the Port Credit harbour.

Lorne Joyce has lived and breathed the history of Port Credit all of his life; he grew up with an appreciation of the importance of remembering the people, places and events that came before us, shaping who we are today.

From its beginning in 1963, Lorne supported the Mississauga South Historical Society as a member, as Past President and member of the Executive, sharing historical information, stories, and folklore with its members and displaying the many artefacts and historical images from his personal collections. Lorne contributed his knowledge and experitse to several publications on local history. Lorne was also a proud supporter of Heritage Mississauga and the Marine Museum in Michigan.

In 1999, Heritage Mississauga recognized Lorne’s significant contributions to local history with the MHF Heritage Award. In 2006 Lorne recieved a Cultural Heritage Award from the Ontario Heritage Trust for outstanding contributions as a volunteer with a historical society, museum or historic site.

The heritage community of Mississauga has truly lost one of its beloved and respected alumni and Lorne will be truly missed by all who knew him.

Historic Mississauga and the War of 1812
Video Documentary

June 13th 2013

Historic Mississauga & the War of 1812 Documentary is online!


Part 1: www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cHGgTBwQzM

Part 2: www.youtube.com/watch?v=1j9xoPiijRs

Heritage Cafe 2013
Change of Program Notice

June 13th 2013

Change of Program Notice

The Heritage Café that was to meet on Thursday, June 13th, 7pm at the C Café has been cancelled. The presentation was to have featured George Hunter, the renowned location photographer and Mississauga resident. Sadly, George Hunter recently passed away, and we extend our condolences to his family and friends. Although the meeting of the Heritage Café will not take place on June 13, we do look forward to exploring and celebrating his life and work in the future.

Mr. Hunter was an iconic figure in the field of photography and well recognized and respected in Mississauga and throughout Canada. Examples of his work can be found at the National Art Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario, and the Art Gallery of Mississauga, amongst many, many other collections.

The Heritage Café scheduled for June 13th is cancelled with much regret. The public is invited to view an exhibit of George Hunter’s work at the Art Gallery of Mississauga.

Historic Home for sale
Heritage Home in Erindale Village

June 13th 2013

For lovers of heritage homes: built in 1919, the red-brick Edwardian style Barker House in historic Erindale Village (2581 Mindemoya Road, Mississauga) is currently for sale:


War of 1812 Festival
June 15th & 16th at Fort York, Toronto

June 13th 2013

Visitors will travel back in time and take advantage of a rare opportunity to understand Fort York as it was during the Battle of York. The Re-Enactment Regiments of the Crown Forces and US Forces of North America will demonstrate the military manoeuvres associated with the battle, Toronto’s most traumatic event during the War of 1812. Visitors can tour the encampment, interact with re-enactors and watch trade, artisanal and food demonstrations. Modern food, from a variety of vendors will also be available for purchase.


For a full schedule of happenings and re-enactments, please visit: www.toronto.ca/1812/fort-york-festival.htm

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