Joyce Alice Tinkler
July 12, 1931 ~ August 8, 2007
It is with great sadness that the family of Joyce Tinkler announce her passing on August 8, 2007 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Comox. Joyce was 76 years old. She passed peacefully and courageously with her entire direct family at her bedside. Joyce had suffered from both cancer and Alzheimer’s disease for the past several years.
Joyce is survived by her husband of 52 years, Russ, son Robert (Lori), daughter Carol (Terry), grandchildren Lindsay, Ryan, Casey, Brandi, Tia and Bailey, step-granddaughter Angelique, brother Don (Joan) and many nieces and nephews. Also, Laurie Tinkler who has special family ties. She was predeceased by son Steven, parents James and Grace Ramsay, brother Jim and sister Diane.
Joyce was born in Saskatoon, Sask., moved to Ladner, BC in the early 40s and then to Richmond where she completed high school. She then went to work for Eatons in downtown Vancouver and later worked for Oxford Motors where she met husband-to-be Russ. She was introduced to Island life when moving to Alert Bay in 1957, then to Port McNeill in 1961, and finally, to the Comox Valley in 1976. During child-rearing years she was mainly a stay-at-home mom, at which she excelled, but was always willing to help out in family business enterprises when needed. Joyce was a fairly quiet person who always wanted to remain in the background and avoid being noticed, and yet was friendly and sociable. She enjoyed bowling, curling, golf and aquacise for the social aspect. She was an active club participant – usually on a phone committee, active PTA member, Cub and Brownie leader, community charity canvasser and always willing to lend a hand.
There will be no service. Cremation is entrusted to Piercy’s ~ Mt. Washington Funeral Home.
The family would like to extend our sincere thanks to Dr. Potter-Cogan and the emergency doctors and staff of St. Joseph’s Hospital who were there in Joyce’s time of need. We are particularly appreciative of the efforts it took to provide a room where we could all spend her last hours together.