Joyce Luciw

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Joyce Luciw (Evancio) on April 14, 2010 at Overlander Extended Care Facility, Kamloops, BC.

She was predeceased by her father Nicholas and mother Nellie Evancio, husband Alex of 55 years in 2005, daughter in law Barb Luciw (Kuzyk) in 2009, her eleven sisters and three brothers.

Joyce leaves to cherish her memory six children, sons Gary (Debra), Robert (Elsie) and James, daughters Heather (Mike) Bloom, Sandra (Rick) Waterston and Ruth (Tim) Kitchur; fifteen grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren; one sister Victoria Johnson of White Rock, BC and numerous nieces and nephews.

Born in LuLu Island (Richmond), B.C. on May 5, 1930, Joyce lived at LuLu Island until the age of nine when the family moved to Armstrong, BC. It was here she met Alex and they were married in 1949.

Joyce spent most of her adult life living in Kamloops, where she and Alex raised their six children. She really looked forward to having the family holiday dinners. She loved to be around the grandchildren and great grandchildren and showed love, patience and kindness to them all. Flower and vegetable gardening, crocheting, knitting, ceramics and sewing were her favourite pass times. The family has many heirlooms to attest to that. She loved to go traveling and camping with Alex through the years. They spent many days camping at Paul Lake.

Her last two and a half years were spent with the caring staff at Overlander Extended Care Facility. Although Mom had Alzheimer’s, she always had a great smile and a twinkle in her eyes.

We will all miss you dearly but a comfort to know that you and dad are finally together again.

Funeral Mass was held on Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at the Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church, 109 Tranquille Road, Kamloops, BC. Interment was in the family plot at Hillside Cemetery.

If you desire, donations to the Alzheimer’s Society, BC Cancer Society or a charity of your choice in memory of Joyce would be appreciated.

On-line condolences may be expressed at www.schoenings.com

Arrangements entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service, Kamloops, BC 250 – 374 – 1454.