Joy Elizabeth Rushton

Rushton, Joy Elizabeth

Joy of Parksville passed away at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital on Thursday, March 16th, 2006. She was predeceased by her mother Constance Bailey. Joy is survived by her husband Ken; her daughters Arlene Kibble, Laura Kibble and Susan Kozielecki (Mark); a step-daughter Violet Rushton; a step-son Joe Rushton; grandchildren Darrien and Wyatt; her father Fred Bailey (Anna); a brother Clive Bailey (Karen); and nieces and nephews April, Colin, Alena, Austin and Allan. Joy fulfilled her dream of becoming a Social Worker later in life, completing her Bachelor of Social Work degree at the age of 46 years. Joy was well respected by her colleagues at the Ministry of Children and Families in Campbell River and will be greatly missed. With a kind heart, gentle manner and genuine concern, Joy touched the hearts of those whom she worked with and championed for. Joy was a generous and kind woman who put her family first. She always supported and respected her children and loved them unconditionally. Joy shared true love with her husband Ken; the love of her life. As a daughter, sister, wife, mom, auntie or friend, Joy will be remembered as a beautiful and kindhearted woman. A Celebration of Joy’s Life took place on Sunday, March 19th, 2006 from the COMOX VALLEY FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM, 1101 RYAN ROAD, COURTENAY. Should friends wish donations in her memory to the Lilli House (250) 897-0511 or Canadian Cancer Society Comox Valley Unit, #103 – 1509 Cliffe Ave., Courtenay, B.C. V9N 2K6 would be appreciated.

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