Joyce Brenda Jones, a resident of Pender Island for 35 years, passed away peacefully surrounded by close friends, on the evening of Friday, October 19, 2012. Joyce was born in London on August 14,1930 and emigrated to Canada in her early twenties. She explored Canada before landing a job as an executive secretary at the University of Victoria. An avid world traveller, gardener, and artist, she revelled in exploring life. She sold her beloved Pender property in the trees 5 years ago and moved to Creekside Commons cohousing community in Courtenay. Joyce continued to travel, paint and discover meditation, and to her surprise, found new love with Peter Lavelle. Diagnosed with cancer in August, she underwent surgery in September at St. Joseph’s hospital in Comox. Grateful to return home, she was attended by medical professionals, and nurtured by her “care circle” of friends until she died.
Joyce will be remembered for her wisdom, creativity, humour, and friendship.
She is predeceased by her sister Daphne Wheeler, and her loving husband Frank Jones, beside whom she was interred at the Pender Island cemetery.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Creekside Commons, 2202 Lambert Drive on Sunday evening, November 18th from 7 – 9 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be mailed to: The Canadian Red Cross Society “Home Equipment Loan Program”, 464 Puntledge Road, Courtenay, B.C., V9N3R1 or by calling them at 1-800-418-1111 or emailing them at WeCare@redcross.ca For more information:firstname.lastname@example.org