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Joyce Sutherland Saucier (1936 – 2016)

VAN BUREN, Maine – Joyce Sutherland Saucier, 79, passed away on Thursday, October 13, 2016.

VAN BUREN, Maine – Joyce Sutherland Saucier, 79, passed away on Thursday, October 13, 2016. Joyce died with dignity in the care of a loving, sensitive healthcare team at Crosswinds Residential Care in Fort Kent.

Joyce was born on December 18, 1936 in Wallagrass, the daughter of Donald and Delima Sutherland. She was a graduate of Fort Kent Community High School, class of 1954.

Joyce was a loyal, devoted and loving spouse for 51 years. With her husband, Maurice, Joyce was a supportive partner in their operation of Sauciers’ IGA in Van Buren. She was a loving mom and supported her three girls. When grandchildren came along, there were no better grandchildren than her own. In these last years, she was able to enjoy two great-grandchildren.

Maurice and Joyce loved to travel and they also enjoyed entertaining. Many years were spent at the camp they both loved in Van Buren Cove. In later years, Joyce also savored periods of solitude at the camp in the company of great books.

Joyce was predeceased by her husband, Maurice and is survived by her three daughters, Lisa and her husband, Glen Vaillancourt of Scarborough, Donna and her husband, Roger Labbe of  Livermore Falls, and Dedra and her husband, James Lizotte of Van Buren; her grandchildren, Matthew Labbe, and Riley and Haley Lizotte; great-grandchildren, Ayla and Avery Lizotte; two sisters, Rena Labbe of Madawaska, and Betty and her husband, Melford Pelletier of Wallagrass; two sisters-in-law, Theresa Saucier, and Earline and her husband, Gilman Grandmaison of Van Buren; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Joyce requested a small, private funeral. A Memorial Mass will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, October 17, 2016 at St. Bruno-St. Remi Catholic Church in Van Buren. Family and friends may offer their condolences at the church from 1 until 1:45 p.m. Burial will immediately follow at Grande Riviere Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish, may contribute to Crosswinds Residential Care, 40 Village Rd., Fort Kent, ME 04743.

For online condolences, visit www.lajoiefuneralhome.com


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