It is with deep regret that we inform readers that Joyce Dean, editor of Dollshouse World Magazine passed away on Sunday June 20, 2010.
Joyce was admitted to hospital a week previously after suffering a stroke. However, she seemed to be making some recovery and we here at Ashdown were anxiously waiting for her to be back on her feet.
Joyce has been with Ashdown for 26 years after starting with the company as a PA. During her long, distinguished career in publishing she was involved in all forms of media including newspapers, magazines, advertising and, lately, was a popular presenter on TV.
However it was her passion and knowledge of the world of miniatures that was her first love. Always kind, helpful and enthusiastic, Joyce was the person everyone would go to if they needed help or advice.
David King, MD of Ashdown Broadcasting said: "Joyce was just unique. A one-off. Her energy and enthusiasm was relentless and she would pack more into just one day than most people get round to in a week.
We will miss her greatly. As well as our thousands of readers and viewers."
Joyce leaves a husband, Dave.