Joyce Louise Thomson is born on July 21, 1922, the daughter of Allen Goldwin Thomson (1883-1955) and Annabelle Third (1879-1981). She is born on Springfield Farm in Scarborough, Ontario (now a part of the city of Toronto). Springfield Farm is the home of her ancestors, James Andrew Thomson (1802-1884) and Agnes Paterson (1800-1875). In today’s geography, this is on the north side of Lawrence Avenue, west of McCowan Road in the northeast part of Toronto.
Not much is known about the life of Joyce. She attended Agincourt High School and then she went to Normal School (Normal School was a school for future teachers). After that, she went to the University of Toronto (it is not known what she studied). On August 8, 1942 she marries Morley Ewart Harman (1920-2011). As far as is known they did not have children.
She lives in Western Canada for a while – it is thought that in 1967 she was living in Radium City, British Columbia (this is likely “Radium Hot Springs” in the East Kootenay region). Then for reasons unknown, she moves to Sussex, New Brunswick. Finally, she settles in Thornhill, Ontario (just north of Toronto).
She dies on May 15, 2006 and is buried in St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Bendale, Scarborough. Her husband, Morley, dies in 2011 in Penticton (or possibly Kelowna), British Columbia. As the obituary for Joyce makes no mention of Morley and as the obituary for Morley mentions a “Nyra” spouse of nearly 40 years, it is clear that Joyce and Morely separated sometime in the late 1960s.
 The 1968 Paterson family tree Joyce Thomson, daughter of Allan Thomson & Annabelle Third. She is married to Morley Harman. No children are shown.
 The1968 Paterson reunion contact list shows Mr & Mrs M.E. Harman living in Radium City, British Columbia. (It is possible this contact information was out of date so that it may be that Joyce and Morley has already separated by 1967.)
 Toronto Star, May 17, 2006: "HARMAN, Joyce Louise (Thomson) Joyce Louise (Thomson) Harman passed away peacefully on Monday, May 15, 2006 following a period of declining health. A private interment will take place on Thursday, May 18 at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Scarborough, a short distance from her birthplace and ancestral home Springfield Farm. Born July 21, 1922, she was a descendent of Scarborough Township's early settlers. Joyce was the daughter of Allen Goldwin and Annabella (Third) Thomson. She is survived by her sister Marjorie Macklin, Thornhill; her nieces Janice Clarke, Fredericton, NB; Marilyn Read, Oakville; Brenda (Wayne) Curtin, Scarborough and nephews Ian (Diane) Macklin, Markham; Graeme (Kathy) Macklin, Wasaga Beach; and Roger (Judy) Macklin, Toronto; and great-nieces and nephews Meredith and Matthew Read, Bradley Macklin, Brian and Jenna Macklin, and her 2 special feline companions. Joyce attended Agincourt High School, Normal School and the University of Toronto. During her school years, she formed lifelong friendships with several of her classmates who are saddened by her passing. Following a number of years residing in Western Canada, Joyce moved to Sussex, NB and then to Thornhill, ON. She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her family and many friends. To celebrate Joyce's life, her family will receive friends in the Reception Room at The Gazebo, Main Floor, 8111 Yonge Street, Thornhill on Thursday, May 18 at 2:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, and to recognize of Joyce's love of animals, donations to a local Humane Society would be appreciated."
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The current biography was prepared by Fred Nix in April 2017.
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