Death of Ilkeston business woman

Joy Dawson of Swanwick Road, Ilkeston, formerly Dunfermline, Scotland, passed away on 2nd March aged 66 years after a long illness. She was surrounded by her family.
She was a devoted wife to Anthony, loving mum of Shona, Karina, Nicola and Callum and a much loved sister, mamma and great-mamma, also a very good friend of many.
Joy settled in Ilkeston in the early 80’s and has had many businesses in Ilkeston over the years including the Copper Kettle cafe, Rumbling Tum cafe, Prince of Wales pub, Woodside Club and Jolly Farmers.
Her last venture saw her serving Quarry Hill industrial estate tenants with food and drink.
Joy loved the Ilkeston night life and was well known for her bubbly Scottish personality.
The funeral service will take place on Friday 24th March at St Mary’s Church, Ilkeston at 12 o’clock, followed by a private family committal.
The family have requested that mourners wear a splash of purple/lilac as it was Joy’s favourite colour.
Flowers are welcome or donations in lieu will be gratefully received for Myeloma UK.
Further enquiries to Bespoke Funeralcare, Bespoke House, Brussells Terrace, Ilkeston, DE7 8FG. Tel 0115 8501 888.




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