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"She was thinking of little Joyce's grave in the old burying-ground over-harbour—little Joyce who would have been a woman now, had she lived—"
—Her mother's thoughts during World War I[src]

Joyce "Joy" Blythe was the eldest daughter of Anne and Gilbert Blythe and the older sister of Jem, Walter, Nan, Di, Shirley and Rilla Blythe.

BiographyEdit

Birth and deathEdit

Anne was extremely excited for the birth of her first child, Joyce. Marilla Cuthbert, Rachel Lynde, Captain Jim, Leslie West, and Gilbert Blythe were also excited and looked forward to the little one's arrival. Disappointment struck harshly, however, and the baby girl lived from "Dawn to Dusk." Her death was greatly mourned by the above mentioned friends of Anne. She was buried in a beautiful nightgown made by Leslie, in the little over-harbour graveyard, where Captain Jim was later buried. Anne, weighed down with grief, was unwell for a long time after Joyce's death, and was forced to rest often.

RelationshipsEdit

Anne ShirleyEdit

Anne, the mother of Joyce, anticipated her daughter's birth greatly. She was bitterly disappointed when Joyce died, and was never the same again.

Physical appearanceEdit

Joyce was pale and sweet. She had her mother's big eyes.

EtymologyEdit

Joyce is a female given name of Latin origin and means lord

  • It also means to rejoice - Joyce's mother, Anne, named her thus because she was overjoyed to have a child.

Behind the scenesEdit

Trivia

AppearancesEdit

Book appearances

Short story appearances

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