The Tinneny Family History Site


Leslie Joyce

1934 - 2022

JOYCE, Leslie (Les) December 3, 1934 - February 4, 2022 With heavy hearts we announce the passing of our father Leslie (Les) Joyce on February 4, 2022. Les is predeceased by his wife Margaret, father George, mother Sarah, brothers Stanley, Jim, Ronald, George and sister Florence (Cis). He is survived and dearly missed by his children Stephen (Cyndi), Trish (Mike), sister Dorothy (Dot) and sister-in-law Molly, and many nieces and nephews.  

Les was born in Drumgar, Northern Ireland. His beginning adventures as a young man took him to London, England where he served in the Royal Air Force and started his career with the London Transit service. He met and married his wife Margaret in London and they immigrated to Philadelphia. Les's next chapter included a coast to coast move from Philadelphia to Richmond/South Delta with Margaret and their young children. Les settled into a long career with BC Transit and spent his retirement years in Richmond/South Delta.  

Les enjoyed travelling - he was always up for family road trips and visiting Ireland. His strong love of music and singing, in particular Irish music, made sure all family members knew all the words to many of his favourite Irish songs. Les loved to dance especially with his wife Margaret. Les is fondly remembered for his love of laughter and keen sense of humour. His quick wit, bright smile and infectious laugh will be missed and remembered by his family and friends.

Many thanks go out to the KinVillage Care Home staff for taking such great care of our Dad. Les (Dad) will be deeply missed and will live in our hearts forever. As requested by Les there will be no service. If you would like to remember Les, and in lieu of flowers, donations are appreciated and can be made to either the Alzheimer Society of BC (, the Delta Stroke Recovery Society ( Delta Humane Society ( or Critter Care Wildlife Society (

When Irish eyes are smiling, 'Tis like a morn in spring, In the lilt of Irish laughter You can hear the angel's sing.

Published by Delta Optimist from Feb. 24 to Mar. 26, 2022.


Lesís wife Margaret Tinneny was the daughter of Francis and Margaret Coleman Tinneny of Roslea, Co. Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, granddaughter of Francis and Annie Dolan Tinneny of Belturbet, Co. Cavan, Ireland and the great-granddaughter of Francis and Ann Elliott Tinneny of Belturbet.


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