March 21, 2022
In loving memory ~
Born in Trail, BC, Joyce passed away March 21, 2022 at the age of 83 at her West Vancouver home in the loving care of her husband, Reg, who was by her side.
Joyce is predeceased by her son, Stuart and siblings Edie and Jim. Joyce is survived by her husband, brother, Bob and his wife, Crystal, and her sister-in-law, Marilyn. She is also survived by her grandsons Trevor, Russell and Chad. Joyce referred to her closest girlfriends as her sisters, this includes Frances, Doreen and Glory. Joyce leaves behind many deeply loved friends and colleagues, nieces, nephews and adopted families.
Joyce maintained strong bonds and friendships with those she grew up with in Trail and many of those she met and came to know on her journey through life. As well, she enjoyed assisting others from a very young age. In her elementary school years, she took it upon herself to assist a disabled child to get to school every day. Her dedication to helping others lasted through her life; helping elderly friends for decades without making it known.
“The Lake”, Christina Lake, that is – was her place of comfort, peace and happiness, especially when friends and family would come to visit. She loved every moment that she spent at The Lake and there were many moments.
Joyce began her career in the legal field at the age of 17 as a legal secretary. Joyce earned her notary public designation in 1972 and immediately set up her own practice. Several years later she joined with her friend, Glory, to practice together in Vancouver as Grandison & Ewen until she retired. During her career, she was a willing and thoughtful mentor to many young women starting their career.
Joyce was an active lady, playing basketball, racquetball, squash, skating, swimming, hiking and cycling. She did her best to never slow down. Joyce was also a great organizer for “non chapter” notary meetings, family events, class reunions and bocce tournaments. These events created many friendships and happy cherished memories.
It’s hard to express the extent of her gratitude that she held for all, for their love, kindness and contributions that made her life so rich. Joyce tried to leave the world at least a little better than she found it – and that she did. A service of remembrance will be held at a later date.
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