Oct. 18, 1955 – Feb. 15, 2012
Surrounded by family & friends, Joyce lost her battle with Cancer on February 15th.
Joyce will be remembered by her children Melissa Burke & Gord Lehmann, grandchildren Austin & Nicholas and many close friends and family.
Joyce was a courageous and strong willed woman with a kind heart, quick wit, and nurturing character. Being true to her stubborn personality, Joyce fought an extremely hard battle for the past 7 months against her illness. She was grateful for so many things; even after she was diagnosed with Cancer, she maintained a positive outlook on life and took nothing for granted. Joyce enjoyed her work at Sears Nanaimo and met several meaningful friends there who made her feel like family.
Joyce is pre-deceased by her mother Winnifred and father Gordon. Her departure leaves a missing piece in the lives of those that knew and loved her and she will be greatly missed.
A celebration of Joyce’s life will be held on Saturday March 3rd at 1:30 pm at Sands Funeral Chapel in Nanaimo. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Nanaimo Community Hospice.