December 30, 2021
Joy York passed away with her husband at her side, on the 30th of December 2021, at the age of 96.
She was a dedicated and loving Wife and a caring Mother, Grandmother, Great-grandmother and Sister. Born in 1925 in rural Newmarket Ontario she loved cross country skiing, gardening and a good book, and made Vernon her home in 1990.
Joy is survived by her husband Les York of nineteen years, three of her children, seventeen grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and her youngest sister.
She continued to engage and enrich the lives of family and friends until the end of her life. She taught yoga, tai chi and supported others through personal challenges and in the 90’s led continuing education courses for women through Okanagan College, known as ‘Choices’.
Those that knew her will remember her love of life, her tai chi gatherings in the park and her warm smile.
The family wishes to express their gratitude for the unconditional care she received at Creekside Landing Care Home in Vernon and from her physician during the last part of her life. I know Joy would want to embrace everyone that enriched her life – with their presence – over her lifetime – with the big arm and hand wave that we all knew and loved her for. Joy will be deeply missed.
Due to gathering and traveling restrictions the family will be remembering Joy’s life quietly in self-reflection and small family gatherings. They appreciate your understanding.Obituary
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