Tue. Jun 6th, 2023


Joyce Carolyn Osborn, longtime resident of Grosse Pointe, died peacefully in her home on Sunday, March 19th, 2023. She was surrounded by loved ones. Joyce Emke was born on May 6, 1933 to Robert Emke and Dorothy Emke. She was raised on the East Side of Detroit. She attended Alma College after graduating Southwestern High School, where she met her love, Don Osborn. The couple married in 1953 and lived a fulfilling and rich life for 61 long years. Don passed away in 2015. Joyce enjoyed traveling, in both the United States as well as abroad. She had many trips to go on with Don. Joyce was a lifelong reader, she played competitive bridge and for years enjoyed tennis in Grosse Pointe with her friends. Joyce loved knitting, particularly when the projects were gifts for her grandchildren or great-grandchildren. Joyce’s favorite thing to do was spend time with her family and close friends. She enjoyed entertaining guests at home or hosting picnics on the Farms Pier. Joyce was always a joy for those around her. Her presence will be greatly missed by all who loved her. Joyce was a beloved mother to four children, devoted grandmother to thirteen and proud great-grandmother of nine. Her children are Lisa Montague and Chris Osborn; Donna Wait and Greg Wait and Julia Cosgrove and Steve Cosgrove. She also leaves behind her grandchildren Laura Dingfield and Mark, Jonathan Montague and Katie, Stephen, Benjamin and Blake Montague and Blake Osborn and Abbie, Jack, Sarah and Sarah Osborn and Geoffrey Wait and Andrea. An intimate family gathering is scheduled for the end of May. You can make memorial contributions to Accent Care Hospice and Palliative Care or the American Cancer Society.