ROBERTS-WHITE, Cecily Joy Hugh
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For every joy that passes, something beautiful remains.
On January 3, 2013 Joy passed peacefully at the age of 102. Born in England, Joy led a wonderful life full of exciting travels and adventures, dear friends and colleagues.
Joy was predeceased by her husband Frank (1949) and later immigrated to Canada (1954), where she was granted citizenship in 1966.
Journalist and correspondent, author and producer, editor, broadcaster, playwright, instructor, entrepreneur: all careers Joy embraced with energy and enthusiasm. Joy worked as a reporter and feature writer for Reuters and BBC in London, where she travelled through Europe and Africa. She also owned a public relations firm in London, representing Deborah Kerr and others.
In Edmonton, Joy managed the Studio Theatre (U of A), produced at CFRN-TV, taught at NAIT, interviewed guests at CBC, edited in Hansard (Alberta), researched at ACCESS TV, opened a store (Pandora's Box), published countless articles and reviews, entertained and supported Edmonton's arts community generously. She will be missed by all those who were fortunate to meet her.
A Celebration of Joy's Life will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at the Anglican Parish of Christ Church, 12116-102 Avenue, Edmonton.
For condolences, please visit
Andrews-McLaughlin Funeral Home
780 488 0121
Andrews-McLaughlin Funeral Home - Downtown Chapel
Edmonton, AB T5K 1R5
Published in The Edmonton Journal on Jan. 12, 2013