"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.

Biography[edit | edit source]

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Birth and death[edit | edit source]

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, as she almost died with her. Anne was forced to rest often.

Relationships[edit | edit source]

Anne Shirley[edit | edit source]

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

Gilbert Blythe[edit | edit source]

Gilbert was the father of Joyce, he was very happy when she was born. He was so very sad when Joyce died, and looked after Anne in her time of sadness.

Physical appearance[edit | edit source]

Joyce was pale and sweet. She had her mother's big eyes. Joyce did not have hair at that time, so we will never know if it was like her mother’s or father’s hair.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

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 scenes[edit | edit source]

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