In sorrow and with great sadness we announce the passing of Joyce Eveline, on November 19, 2007 at her home in Dragon Lake.
Wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and wonderful friend, Joyce was born in New Westminster, the eldest child of Wilfrid and Olive Smith, on January 30, 1938.
She spent her early years on the Lower Mainland before moving to the Cariboo and Quesnel in the early 70s. Joyce made friends easily among her co-workers and customers at Shoppers Drug Mart and was greatly missed when she migrated east to Brandon, MB with her husband.
It was almost 20 years before retirement allowed them to return â€œhomeâ€ to the closeness of family and special friends. Joyce loved the outdoors and was happiest, it seemed, when she was camped beside one of her favourite Cariboo/Chilcotin lakes, particularly if she could share the experience in the company of family and friends.
Joyce was a kind, considerate and caring person who loved, and was loved by everyone who was special in her life.
Joyce was predeceased by her parents. She is survived by her loving husband, Bob, daughter Brenda (Shane); stepdaughters Amanda (Rick) and Scarlet (Mike); one granddaughter (Brady-Lyn); five grandsons (Greg, Emery, Mylo, Cael and Keelin) and one great granddaughter (Brynn), her brothers and sister; Roy (Joan), Don, Doreen and Richard; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and their families. All members of Bobâ€™s large, extended family, as well as her very large circle of dear friends, grieve at the loss of this wonderful lady.
At Joyceâ€™s request, cremation has taken place and a private interment ceremony for the family will be held at Tranquility Gardens on Saturday, December 1st. A Celebration of Life reception will take place at her daughterâ€™s home, 588 Dennis Road(Southills) that same afternoon beginning at 1:00 oâ€™clock. Everyone is welcome, and an opportunity to speak to Joyceâ€™s memory will be extended to anyone wishing to do so.
In lieu of flowers, it is requested that donation be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Quesnel, or to a charity of oneâ€™s choice.