Irene ElizabethJOYCE (nee Smallwood) 1920 -2012

Aug 1st, 2012 | By | Category: Uncategorized

JOYCE, Irene Elizabeth (nee Smallwood)
September 26, 1920 – August 1, 2012
Irene passed away suddenly a month before her 92nd birthday when her warm, loving heart just stopped. Born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, she grew up in the Peace River Country and then moved to Victoria with her family, where she was known as “The Whippet” or “Whip” for her sprinting ability. It was there she met her husband Jim. They married in Victoria in 1944 and moved to Halifax. After the war, Irene and Jim moved to Vancouver. Irene was proud of her long career with Canada Safeway at the Zone Office. She enjoyed ocean cruising and holidaying in Hawaii, where they vacationed almost annually. Irene was predeceased by her parents, Thomas and Mary of Cheshire, England, her sisters, Madge and Edna, and her brothers, Vincent and Bud. She is survived by her husband, Jim, with whom she shared 67 years of happiness, and her sons, Ron (Pat) and Ted (Heather). She is also mourned by countless nieces, nephews and friends whom she figuratively adopted as her “grandchildren” over the years. At Irene’s request, there will be no funeral, but a memorial will be planned in the future to celebrate her life. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favourite charity.

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