Memorial Tribute For Joyce LaFlamme


Candle Circle of Light for Joyce LaFlamme

Candle Circle of Light for Joyce LaFlamme


McAlister-Smith Funeral Home was gracious enough to allow us to light “virtual” candles and leave notes of loss, love, and appreciation for Joyce. We did not want to lose any of those heartfelt expressions.

In the boxes below I am re-posting all of the comments left in Joyce’s online Memory Book in their entirety…before that website goes away.

We want Joyce to be remembered and also leave a legacy for all the new ones who will come into or join the LaFlamme Family one day; by birth or marriage.

LaFlamme Family Reunion

LaFlamme Family Reunion


27 Responses to Memorial Tribute For Joyce LaFlamme

  1. When Joey took me to the high school prom, it was Joyce who pinned on my corsage. Twenty three years later, when I was trying to find Joey again, it was Joyce who “hooked us up”. I’ll miss how she used to faithfully send us all funny emails and anecdotes every week. It is still surreal that she is not coming home to us, but those with faith know she is in a place with no suffering. I will cherish forever all her wisdom, recipes, and kindness…and that super bright smile.

    Posted by: Laurel LaFlamme Charleston, SC – Daughter-in-Law Sep 24, 2010

  2. I will forever miss you. I love you and will always be grateful for all that you did for me…and the mother that you became for me.

    In Loving Memory

    Posted by: Joy Thompson Woodstock, CT – daughter Sep 24, 2010

  3. Grandma,
    I would like to tell you that I love you and I miss you so much. I want to tell you that I am deeply sorry for not coming around so much! God Knows it wasnt you! Just everyone has their life to live and being so busy, Not a excuse for sure. I drive by Yours and Grandpa’s house and I always look to see if you both are home and always wanted to stop by but not seeing you everyday made me scared but now I regret every day that passed when i thought of you and didnt call you and tell you just that i love you guys and miss yall so much. I regret being so scared to talk to you and grandpa without my dad by me… Now more then anything I am deeply hurt and finding it so hard to say goodbye due to the fact I never got to tell you goodbye… and I never got to tell you how i really felt about you and grandpa… You guys are the best and I hate that you had to leave us but I know now you are in a better place then us right now… I know you will soar through the sky and look after our entire family. And I know just because you are not here in person you are with us everyday and you are looking and reading this as i speak to you now…. I will miss your smile, your laugh, your hugs, your meatballs, and most of all your love…. but NEVER WILL WE FORGET YOU AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART AND I HOPE YOU LIKE TO TALK ALOT LATE AT NIGHT BECAUSE I AM GOING TO TALK TO YOU EVERYNIGHT NOW NOT A MOMENT WILL PASS THAT YOU WONT BE ON MY MIND. SAY HELLO TO MY GRANDMA DOT AND MY POP HOWARD. THANK YOU AND I LOVE YOU AND THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING YOU HAVE DONE FOR US. LOVE YOU GRANDMA AND MISS YOU SO MUCH… RIP NOW….

    Posted by: Carrie Ann Halferty Hanahan, SC – Grandaughter Sep 25, 2010

  4. My Dear Friend Alicia,

    I always loved your your Mothers forthrightness and admired the deep love she had for her family…especially you! She would have fought off an army to protect you. She always made me laugh…

    I am praying for you and your family during this time of loss.


    Posted by: Terri Putman Goose Creek, SC – Friend of Alicia (daughter) Sep 25, 2010

  5. More from the McAlister-Smith Memorial Book:

    hey grandmal miss you aready now that your gone but knowing your in a better place makes me happy! wish we could have spent more time then what we did but the lil time we did spend together i will always keep in heart and charish for life i know you will be looking over me and keeping me safe! i love you very very much but now i let you rest in peace and take memores with me that we shared together at christmas partys! will always miss tou and keep you close to my heart bye grandmal but not forever love your grand daughter melissa laflamme

    Posted by: Melissa Rose Laflamme Hanahan, SC – Grandaughter Sep 25, 2010

  6. September 28, 2010
    My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
    Kelly Turley,
    Columbus, Ohio

  7. September 28, 2010
    George, we are so sorry to hear about Joyce’s death, please know that our deepest thoughts are with you and your family.
    Felix & Evelyn Ashe,
    Ridgeville, South Carolina

  8. September 26, 2010
    May you and your family find comfort in knowing that others care and the precious memories that you shared will linger with you forever.

  9. September 26, 2010
    Will be missed by former co workers @ LINQ.

  10. September 26, 2010
    YOU will be missed but never forgotton.
    (Frederick&Julie & Mary G. Former co-worker)

  11. Hi! it is me peeking between the cloud’s. I am looking for the right place to put my foot so we can float and talk. I see your hand, I hear your voice, I am with you. My light is not as bright as yours, but the light is very bright. Sing your song and make your place, for the song will show us the way.
    m l,
    here, South Carolina

  12. September 25, 2010
    I am so saddened to hear of the loss of a loving wonderful person & friend. May God be with you and your family. (Former co-worker)
    Mary Sweat,
    Summerville, South Carolina

  13. My deepest sympathies to all the family.

    Debbie LaFlamme Hardison
    Debbie Hardison,
    Virginia Beach, Virginia

  14. September 25, 2010
    Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.

    Raymond & Lillian Walker (former co workers) Summerville, SC

  15. September 25, 2010
    My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
    CROSS, South Carolina

  16. These comments were left on the “Legacy” Memorial Book:

    i will always love you
    Joy Thompson,
    Woodstock, Connecticut

  17. Dearest Laurel and Joey,

    I was so shocked and my heart so heavy to learn of your mother’s passing. My heart and prayers are with you both and your entire family.

    Having lost my own father suddenly, I have an understanding of what you are going through, especially the “unfairness” of it, the disbelief that one so beloved should be suddenly taken from all who loved and needed her. I believe truly that she is now in a place where all she knows is joy and love, no suffering whatsoever.

    I also believe that she can see you all and know all the good things that happen to and for her loved ones. For whatever reason, our Father decided it was time to call her home, and I am sure she heard “well done, good and faithful servant,” and she has gone to receive her reward.

    The saying that our deceased loved ones live on in our hearts and memories is very true. My father died the year before my son was born, 24 years ago. Yet my son, my grandsons, and others in our family born after his death all feel as if they know him, because we have shared our memories of him. I also “talk” to my daddy whenever I feel the need to, and I believe he hears me and prays for me.

    And lastly, you can feel so blessed as to have had this wonderful lady in your life, even if it wasn’t for as long as you would have wanted it.

    Please let me know if there is anything I can do, of if you just need someone to listen or talk to.
    I love you both very much,

    Donna K.

    Posted by: D.V. Knight – Friend of the Family Sep 29, 2010

  18. My heart goes out to all of you Uncle George and Kids. Wish I could of been there in you’re time of grief. I’m going to really miss Aunt Joyce with the family get togethers Sending love and hugs to Aunt Joann,Aunt Elaine and my Mother.

    Posted by: RaeAnn – niece Sep 27, 2010

  19. Our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow.

    Posted by: Nicole Johnston Sep 26, 2010

  20. Our family is spread out from as far north as Watertown all the way south to Florida and unfortunately that made family get togethers not always easy but seeing our family is always wonderful for me and I hope we can see more of each other as we all grow older.

    P.S. Sorry my previous post posted three times! 🙂 That’s how passionate I feel!

    Posted by: Allison Murphy – great niece Sep 26, 2010

  21. When I married my first husband, Larry, Aunt Joyce made my bouquet with silk flowers. I kept that for the longest time, even after I no longer was married to Larry. She will be missed.

    Posted by: Susan Swearengin Amelia, VA – niece Sep 26, 2010

  22. Grandmother it was the best 20 years of me knowing you… when i was sad you always mad me happy. I dont know what it was about you but you always turned my frown up side down… i love you soooo much and it hurts me sooooo bad that i couldnt of been with you threw the bad times you were going threw.. I want to personally thank you for making my baby a blanket it ment so much too me.. i never got around to bring her to see you. when christmas came you always bought me my favorite cakes with the fancy designs on them you always knew they were my favorites.. i want to tell you i miss you and you are very missed and i will always keep you in my heart. you were my everything. i wish i could of told you face to face how much you mean to me but i know now you are in a better place and you will be watching over me and Gabrellah thats my daughter.. you would of loved her… Good bye for now but now for EVER!!!!!

    Posted by: Leah Laflamme Charleston, SC – Granddaughter Sep 25, 2010

  23. Ali,
    My love and prayers during this especially difficult time. I am thankful for the beautiful daughter-in-law I have through your mom, Joyce.

    Posted by: Sandra Cooper – Mother-in-Law of Ali Sep 25, 2010




    Posted by: Carrie Ann Halferty – Grandaughter Sep 25, 2010

  26. To say that she is deeply missed is an understatement. I love her and always will…

    Posted by: Joey LaFlamme – Son Sep 24, 2010

  27. I miss her very much. She was very, very good to me. I could not have asked for a better Mother.

    Posted by: Laurel LaFlamme – Daughter-in-Law Sep 24, 2010

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