Joyce Isobel Bulger

(nee Sutherland)

It is with heavy hearts and much sadness that Brenda, Gordon, and Kelly announce the sudden passing of their dear mother, Joyce Isobel Bulger on Jan. 22, 2012.

Joyce was born on Oct. 20, 1925 at Watrous, Sask. and grew up in Watrous, North Regina, and Biggar, Sask. She attended Normal School in Saskatoon and there received her teaching certificate. Joyce taught grades 1-8 in a one room school house near Perdue, Sask. She married George Bulger on July 24, 1946. They moved to Springwater, Sask. where they owned and operated Bulger’s Garage for 17 years. The family then moved to Nanaimo in 1965. In later years, after George’s passing in 2003, Joyce moved to Nanaimo Senior’s Village. There she made many wonderful friends including her special friend, Nigel Hall. Joyce is survived by her son, Gordon Bulger (Yvonne) of Nipawin, Sask; and two daughters, Brenda Lindsay (Ron) of Cowichan Bay, BC; and Kelly Perraton (Joe) of Lantzville, BC; one grandson, Jacob Perraton; four granddaughters, Jaimie Perraton, Janine Layseca, Jill Lindsay, and Anuschka Rousseau, as well as one great-granddaughter, Kayla Layseca Lindsay. Joyce was predeceased by her husband, George Bulger; her brother, John Sutherland; and her sister, Jane Sutherland.

Special thanks to the staff at Nanaimo Senior’s Village. No service at Joyce’s request. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Lung Association.

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