September 21, 1920 – October 2, 2013

Joy (née Davison) passed away under the tender care of the Vernon Hospice. After seventy years of marriage, her beloved husband, David, predeceased her by only two weeks. Her family spent many hours with her recently enjoying her company in the beautiful hospice garden. Knowing she was not well, they loved her and said good bye. This was an appropriate setting to bid farewell to one of Vernon’s prize winning gardeners.

Joy grew up in the Vernon/Enderby area, spending her childhood summers at Mabel Lake. David and Joy moved to Calgary in 1946, where Joy participated fully in her children’s lives doing volunteer work, and later working at the church and the Calgary Board of Education. Retirement bought them back to the shores of Kalamalka Lake for thirty years where she continued her passion for gardening, especially roses.

Joy will be fondly remembered by her daughters Barbara (Ken) and Marsha (Bob), her four grandchildren, and six great grandchildren, her brothers Mike (Helen), Stan (Bette) and their families.

A private family graveside service will be held October 9 in Coldstream, and a celebration of life will be held at Mabel Lake in the summer of 2014. Friends are invited to join the family at a tea in Canterbury Court on Wednesday, October 9 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. to share memories of Joy. Arrangements are in the care of Vernon Funeral Home 250-542-0155.

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