Joyce Brown was born on July 6, 1921 in Wilby, England. She met and married her husband Ray in 1943 and crossed the ocean to Wells, BC in 1946 and then moved to Rossland in 1947. She eventually settled in Fruitvale in 1964, and remained there until she became a resident of Rosewood Village. Joyce passed away peacefully with her family by her side on August 15, 2015 in Trail, BC.
She is predeceased by her husband of 36 years, Ray in 1979, her sons Edward and Colin, granddaughter Charlene, grandsons Dustin and Evan, her 3 brothers and 2 sisters.
Joyce is survived by her daughter Angie Plamondon (Cal), son Jeff Brown (Terry), daughter Wendy King (Arnie), daughter Sharon Toupin (Len), son Lawrence Brown (Sharon), son Rob Brown (Trisha), son Tim Brown (Gayle), 13 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and her 2 sisters in England.
Joyce’s greatest joy in life was her time spent caring for her family, especially her 8 children. She loved to bake and spend time in her garden. The ritual of having afternoon tea at precisely 3:00pm each and every day was important to her, and a tradition that her children continued with her until her last day.
A private family graveside service has been entrusted to Gwen Ziprick of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services. You are invited to leave a message of condolence by visiting the family’s register at www.myalternatives.ca
As an expression of sympathy, your donations to the BC Children’s Hospital at www.bcchf.ca would be greatly appreciated.
The family would like to give a special thank you
to the staff at Rosewood Village for their
loving care of Mom.