A WELL loved member of the Windermere community has passed away at the age of 93.

Joyce Ingham was a tireless and dedicated volunteer for a number of groups in the town, and was a particularly familiar figure at the Save the Children shop where she worked for many years.

Originally from Bolton where she was employed in the cotton mills, Joyce later became a social worker specialising in the geriatric field, experience that was to stand her in good stead for her voluntary work in later life.

Joyce and her husband Tom had always loved the Lake District and had relatives in Kendal, and they decided to move to Windermere when they retired in 1981.

And from the moment they moved to their new house on Lake Road, the couple played a very full part in the life of the town.

In addition to her work for the Save the Children shop, the WRVS and the local meals on wheels service, Joyce was also a volunteer at the Holehird Cheshire home as was Tom, a former accountant, who served as treasurer at Holehird for many years until he passed away in the 1990s.

Joyce also did countless odd jobs for the elderly as well as visiting those who lived on their own, and also loved socialising and often played dominoes with the residents at Holehird.

Her brother-in-law Arthur Ingham was also a well known figure in the area and was commodore at the Royal Windermere Yacht Club for many years.

In her final years, Joyce moved to a residential care home in Sheffield, where she died peacefully last month.