Sadly, we announce the passing of (Isabel) Joyce Nash. Born in Revelstoke, B.C. in 1925, she passed away Friday, October 11, 2013 at the age of 88.
Joyce served with the RCAF-WD as a wireless operator during WW2 and was stationed in Claresholm, Alberta and Pat Bay, B.C.
In 1948 she married Harry Nash of Vernon. They loved the Okanagan and lived all their married life in Vernon, raising their family here. They recently celebrated their 65th anniversary this past August.
Mom was a very social person and made good friends throughout her life. She worked at Eatons for many years and was a former President in Jaycettes. She was active in St. Helen’s Guild at All Saints Anglican Church and a long-time member of both the Naturalists Club and Allen Brooks Nature Center. Joyce also volunteered with the Provincial Emergency Program, the Salvation Army and Scouts Canada.
Mom loved the outdoors, was an avid bird watcher and enjoyed hiking and camping trips. She especially enjoyed seeing the early Spring flowers in Kal Park. Mom was devoted to her family and friends and visiting with them was one of her greatest pleasures. The many dinners she hosted will always be remembered.
Joyce is survived by her husband Harry, daughters Sharon Jensen (Gordon); Shirley Nash (husband, Bob Shanahan); son Robert Nash (Kim); 7 grandchildren: Ryan and Jenifer Jensen, Rama, Deva and Jai Warnes and Jasmine and Siena Nash. Also 3 great-grandchildren: Zain, Von and Vincent. Joyce was predeceased by her brother Dennis Austin and is survived by her two sisters, Eileen Husted and Diane Wiege.
Joyce will be greatly missed and forever in our hearts. A thank you goes out to all of her friends who were so good to her, to the doctors and nursing staff at Vernon Jubilee (particularly 2E & 3N) and the staff at Hospice House.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Allan Brooks Nature Center.
A Memorial Tea for friends and family will be held at the All Saints Anglican Parish Hall on Sunday, October 20th at 3:00 pm.