Joyce Rozell


It is with deep regret that the family of Joyce Rozell announces her sudden passing at the age of 79, on November 28, 2010. Joyce was born in North Battleford, Saskatchewan. She moved to BC in about 1946, and shortly thereafter met the love of her life, Smoky (Harold) Rozell. They had a wonderful and cherished 38 years together before Smoky’s passing in 1993. She was an avid angler and her and her brother Doug spent a lot of time fishing with family and friends (we still have her canned salmon). At the age of 55 she achieved her childhood dream of becoming a nurse; and worked at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital for 8 years. She was very proud to be an Elder of the Vernon Metis Association. Family and Friends were very dear to her, and from day one she would welcome you into her heart. She would often remind us that she loved us all equally and unconditionally.

She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her brother, Doug (Shirley) Pichette; sister May Hamilton; daughter-in-law Solange (Kerry) Davies; her grandchildren: Lorne (Eileen) Davies, Rick (Cindy) Rozell, Vicki Kennedy, Debbie (Daryl) Balmer, Mike (Pauline) Rozell; her great grandchildren: Andrew, Curtis, Brett, Kerry, Trevor, Lynette, Kevin, Brandon and Brianne; several generations of nieces and nephews: Billie Mae (Kerry) Kneen, Cori (David) Stephen, Christy Kneen (Dave) Labbey, Cindy (Steve) Wiebe, Elsie Kells, Rose (Dick) Gillies, Georgina Murray, Terry (Brian) Gonyer, Art (Gis) Still, Anita Harvie, Terry Pichette, John (Tracy Pickard) Pichette, Tao (Sonja) Karkabe, Nick Rotar, Treyken Stephen, Jayce Stephen, Taylor Wiebe, Emily Wiebe, Grace Wiebe and Garett Wiebe. She also leaves behind many cousins, Metis and extended family and dear friends.

She was predeceased by her loving husband Smoky Rozell, her sister Mary Emma (Pichette) Romanow, and her parents Wilfred George and Freda (Hooper) Pichette.

At her specific instruction, there will be no public funeral. Friends wishing to do so may make a donation in her memory to the Canadian Cancer Society. The family will be publishing a memorial website. If you have any thoughts, memories, pictures or prayers you would like to share, please email

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