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Passed away November 22, 2012. Joyce was born in Victoria BC on March 27, 1928 to Harry and Zola Ward. Joyce was raised on the family farm at Palmer Saskatchewan. As an RN trained in psychiatry and educator, Joyce worked at Vancouver General Hospital, London UK, Allan Memorial Institute Montreal, BCIT and Douglas College Vancouver. Following her retirement Joyce pursued her interests of gardening, trees, reading and people. Throughout her lifetime, Joyce developed many close and long lasting friendships. Her nephews, niece, great and now great great nephews and nieces were her immediate family whom she cared for deeply. Joyce is predeceased by her parents, Harry and Zola Ward, her brothers Odell (Lyda) and Ronald (Ida) and her nephew Jack (Laurie) and by her husband Roy Heaton. She will be remembered by Nephew Harry Ward (Shirley), Kathryn (Ryan), Diana (Chris and son Jack), Lisa (Ryan and Lydia), John (Dana) and David (Stephanie). Nephew Brian Ward (Bernie), Corrine(Wes, Madison and Nathan), Lindsey (Mark and Thomas), Rochelle (Reed), and Brittany. Nephew Randy Ward, Niece Heather Ward. And many close friends and their families. Thank you to the staff at the Residence at Morgan Heights for their compassionate care. A memorial service will be held on November 30, 2pm Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Christ Church Cathedral or the Nature Conservancy of Canada.
Walkey & Company Funeral Directors 604 738-0006.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Nov. 28, 2012