ILION – Joyce A. Gage, age 86, of
She was born on October 9, 1932, in
She worked as a cashier at Loblaws, in
She was a master of knitting and enjoyed making gifts for her family. She cherished her time with her family and especially enjoyed playing bingo and penny ante. Throughout her life, she demonstrated great inner strength and her religious faith to get through difficult times. Her family will remember her kind and friendly nature, her sense of humor and her dill pickle dip recipe.
She leaves behind 6 daughters, Iva and Danny Trevett, Robbin and Carlos DeLaRosa, Donna Gage and Greg Austin, Jackie and David Volo, Terri and Kevin Vivyan, Rose and Bryan Greig; 2 sons, Ted and JoAnn Gage and Robert and Madeline Gage; stepdaughter, Lynda Gage; sister-in-law, Roberta Riddell; 20 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her mother, Ruth and stepfather, James Riddell; a son, James R. (JR) Gage; a grandson, Steven Scaparo; 2 brothers, Carlton Rank and Tom Riddell; and a sister, Christine Brownrigg.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, April 26, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at the Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Home’s original location, at
Anyone wishing to share a memory of Joyce, or add to her online memorial, may go to www.applegateandday.com.
In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made to Saint Jude Children’s
Joyce’s service arrangements and supervision are entrusted to her Family Funeral Director and long-time friend, Don Applegate.