Joyce Rowlands

Passed away quietly and peacefully in her sleep in Nanaimo Regional General Hospital Thursday, December 5, 2013. She is survived by her loving husband of 43 years, Arvo Vaino; sisters, Gladys Rowlands, Nancy Singer and brother, Robert Benell; also nieces, Carol Yelland and Brenda Malazdrewich; nephews, Ronald Singer and Roland Singer; special friends: Martha Boden, Maggie Bannister, Elizabeth Forrester, Helena Paivarinta and Sanni Nivilla.

Joyce was a member of The Sons of Norway and the Welsh Society of Nanaimo.

Services will be held Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 2 p.m. in St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Nanaimo BC. Reverend Fischer officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Canadian Lung Association, the Sons of Norway Foundation, or the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital would be appreciated. Condolences may be offered at

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