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South Warwickshire, England.

The Oxhill News

February 2010

This months News



Joy Bloxham, 1921 - 2010

The death of Joy Bloxham on the evening of the fifteenth of January was the sad departure of a long-term resident of this village.  We send our sympathy to Bert and Heather at this time.

Joy was born in Tadmarton on 12th July 1921 but spent most of her life before she married Bert, at Burdrop.  She came to Oxhill in 1944 to live in No 1 Whatcote Road as the new bride of Bert Bloxham after their marriage on 6th May.

Joy was an active member of the Church, serving in the choir and on the P.C.C for many years.  Joy's Jumble sale was an annual landmark in the local calendar a day of hard work enjoyed by all who were involved in any way and a successful fund-raiser for the Church.

When Joy retired from working at Woolworths she busied herself, with Bert and Heather, with a paper round and with British Legion work until frailty finally forced her retirement from both.

Joy was a friend to many in Oxhill, always quick to offer help to anyone in need, fetching prescriptions and taking villagers to the doctor's surgery, the post office or hospital appointments.

For many years her love of dancing took her to Banbury and the surrounding villages, and she loyally supported the Good Companions, greatly enjoying their meetings and outings.

Joy had a keen interest in everything that occurred in the locality and her extensive knowledge of the area and local families was very well known.

She was a devoted wife and mother; her home was always a welcoming place for anyone in need and when you called you were always sure of a warm welcome.

God bless you, Joy, we will all miss you.

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