With great sadness, the family of Joyce Williams announces her passing on Sunday, September 22nd, 2013.
Joyce was born September 16th, 1924 in a small village called Thames Ditton in Surrey, England. She went to school in London until she was 14. After her father and her sister died, she moved to Kingston. She started an apprenticeship with a soft furniture upholstery shop. Unfortunately war had broken out in Europe so she moved to North London where she began working for the war effort. She worked in a factory called Ediswans making airplane instrumentation lighting. She met her future husband at a dance in West London. He was a soldier in the Canadian Army. She emigrated as a war bride. Joyce landed in Regina, Saskatchewan on August 19th, 1947. They were married September 28th, 1947. Joyce moved around Saskatchewan a lot because Art worked for the CPR. They joined the Legion and volunteered many hours catering events while she lived in Shaunavon, Sask.
In 1987 they moved to Vernon. Joyce joined the Backyard Band, Schubert Senior Singers and the Schubert Senior Ladies Support Group. At the time of her passing, Joyce was living at Cottage 5 Heron Grove. She previously resided at Pleasant Valley Trailer Park, Columbia Apartments and Orchard Valley Retirement Community. Joyce loved gardening, flowers and music. Throughout her life she knitted and sewed countless outfits for her husband, children and grandchildren.
She leaves to mourn: three children: Wendy of Christopher Lake, Sask., Lucille of Prince George, and Terry of Prince George; four grandchildren: Becky, Matty, Angele, and Clinton; four great grandchildren: Sebastien, Sophia, Rheal, and Remy; her nieces, Christine and Jean in England; her niece Nadine and numerous nieces and nephews throughout BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario; longtime friends Joyce and Jean. She was predeceased by her mother, father, sisters, husband and son-in-law.
We would like to thank the staff at Heron Grove for their kindness and caring during Mom’s illness. Donations may be made to Heron Grove.
Friends and relatives are invited to join the family for a memorial service at Pleasant Valley Funeral Home, Thursday, September 26th, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Ed Millin officiating.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Pleasant Valley Funeral Home. Condolences may be offered at www.pleasantvalleyfh.com