February 10, 1920 – July 22, 2013
Joyce passed away peacefully on July 22nd at the age of 93. She came to the Island in 1949 with her late husband, Peter Barr, to help her mother build a resort north of Qualicum Beach. They built a house overlooking the ocean on Shaw Hill where she lived until moving to The Gardens in 2006.
Joyce will be remembered for her contributions to theatre and music in the community. She was well-known for her comedic solo performances as well as singing with The Island Troubadours and the St. Stephen’s Church Choir. Joyce was a long-time volunteer in the office at The Old School House Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach.
She will be greatly missed by her daughter, Terry Murray; son, Toby (Jane); and grandchildren, Rebecca and Jonathan. The family sends heartfelt thanks to the 3rd floor staff at “The Gardens” for their wonderful kindness and loving care of Joyce.
A Celebration of Joyce’s Life will be held on
Saturday, September 21st at 2:00 pm at
St Stephen’s United Church, 150 Village Way
in Qualicum Beach.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Joyce’s memory to The Alzheimer’s Society of BC, #300 – 828 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1E2 or Canadian Cancer Society BC & Yukon Division, Attention: Donor Services, 565 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5Z 4J4.
To send a condolence to the family please visit
YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM
(250-248-5859) in care of arrangements.