Joyce Scholes, who has died at the age of 86, was an elegant woman, a fixture in West Brome and Knowlton for decades. Her first shop in West Brome was Foggy Notion; later in Knowlton she operated under the same name. changing it to Cache-Pot six years ago.

“Her first store sold antiques and locally made crafts. Her second shop in Knowlton handled Mexican silver, pottery and pewter,” said her daughter Beverly Scholes

Recently she was selling silver jewellery next to the Le Relais. “At one stage she used to go to Mexico two or three times a year to buy silver,” said her sister Christine.

Elizabeth Joyce Cole was born in St. Lambert on July 3, 1931. She worked as a secretary for the brokerage firm Nesbitt Thomson, where she met her husband, William Scholes. The family moved to a farm in West Brome in the mid 1970s. They kept horses, and Joyce was involved in horse shows, with her daughters.

Joyce Scholes was an outgoing woman, entertaining, and always smiling.

She is survived by her sister, Christine Mather of Knowlton, her brothers David and Steve, and her children Susan, Christine, Beverly and Jeffery and 10 grandchildren. A son, Kevin, died as an infant.