Joyce, of Parksville BC, passed away at Nanaimo Hospital on April 6, 2011. Joyce was born at Lafleche Sk on October 8, 1930. She spent her childhood in Melaval SK with her parents, Walter and Kathleen Mackin and sisters, Marilyn, Karen and Joanne. She will be reunited with her family in heaven; her father, mother, Marilyn, Barb and special friend Pat, who she called ‘my son, my son’. Joyce is survived by her sister Karen and family, Calvin (Cindy), Kathy (Jim), Leslie (Murray) and Scott, Joanne and her children, Sherry (Dave), Sandra (William), Marilyn’s family, Wendy, Jill (Dave), Blair (Bonnie) and several nieces and nephews.
Joyce Elizabeth attended elementary school in Melaval and high school in Lafleche. She attended the Regina General Hospital Nursing program, afterwards nursing in Regina, Saskatoon Winnipeg and Toronto, then eventually at the Cancer Clinic in Vancouver until her retirement to Parksville. She met and married Lee Broderick in 1956. Bill Britton and Doug Dickson also shared in Joyce’s love of adventure and life.
Joyce was a spunky, adventurous, spontaneous, entertaining woman. She had a great zest for life and her carefree spirit took her to all parts of the world. One of her greatest loves was to sail in the open sea. She enjoyed skiing, hunting and golfing. Joyce was well educated and loved to read, she especially enjoyed her book club. She shared her love of cards with many family and friends. Joyce welcomed her Saskatchewan family with open arms, always putting on the Ritz. She had a flare for the fine things in life, Good Food, Good Company, Good Wine. Joyce lived life to the fullest, from quiet sister walks on the beach to dancing the night away with friends.
Joyce will be missed by all of us. When God reached out, she was ready.
A Celebration of Life was held on April 12, 2011 at the Qualicum Beach Memorial Golf Club.
YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM (250-248-5859) in care of arrangements.