Feb 10, 1930 – May 30, 2018
Joyce was born in Nanaimo. She lived at Kimberly, Trail, Victoria and Lytton BC during the war. Returning to Trail after the war, she had to leave school early to help support the family. She worked at the Trail Bus Depot and as a Telephone Operator while her father worked at the Cominco Smelter.
She married Earl Bradford and they moved to Castlegar BC. There she started a family and worked at Bob’s Food Store and at the Post Office. She was a member of the Castlegar BC Championship Women’s Softball Team. She also took in foster Children before there was even a Foster System in BC.
With a transfer to Fording Coal, she became the first Postmaster at the new town of Elkford BC.
A few years after Earls passing, she transferred to Ganges, Salt Spring Island as Postmaster and married Harry, Postmaster at Lantzville BC. in 1981. She worked there with him for many years. They were also involved with the National & BC, Yukon Postal Union C.P.P.A and as Foster Parents. She spent the rest of her life at Lantzville.
Although a spiritual person, Joyce did not wish a service or celebration. She was Laughing, Smiling, Happy. Cremated remains to be scattered at Lumberton BC.
Joyce was predeceased by first husband, Earl Bradford, son John Bradford, grandsons Jason Paulson and Michael Ogloff and brother Jimmy Pearson. She is survived by brothers; Gary Pearson of Sidney and John (Sheila) Pearson of Victoria, daughters; Coral-Lynne (Barry) Armstrong, Jo-Ann (Bill) McFarlane, Phyllis (Rick) Paulson, Daughter-in-law Carol Moon, grandchildren; Tracey Silen (John), Tammy, Tracey, Earl, Carrie-Ann, Corey (Trisha), Katrina, Great Grandkids; Sebastian & Christian, Jagger & Donovan, Dougie, Jamie, Jade, Kyla, Austin, Jason, Cole, Morgan, Ty, Rhys, and Brooke. Bradford Family Nieces and Nephews, Pearson family Nieces and Nephews, Extended Family: Judy, Wendy, Butch, Philip & Dougie Blondeau, Myriah Smith (Faith, DJ, Logan), Lindsay (Clara) Smith (Emilio, Carlos Cherita) Shelby Fletcher (Tyson), Angie & April, Erin & Kelly and her trusty dog “Slick”.
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