Jocelyn made her transition peacefully after 90 years on September 8, 2020 in Victoria, BC. Predeceased by her son Russell in 2004, Jocelyn is survived by her sister Adrienne Floyer; her many children, Frank, Tara, Maria, Brad, Nicola, Todd, Michele, Peter, Tami, Monique and step son Peter; grandchildren, Shawn, Acia, Jenner, Alex, James, Kailen, Austin, Tyler, Tess, Nina, Marshall, Kaliandra, Maddison, Bradley Jr. and Maya; great  grandchildren Finnley, Everly and Eisley; step grandchildren Anna, Odette, Pippa, Sasha, and Tannis; step great grandchildren Linnaea, Alexander, Elyse and her cat Permew. She will be missed by other relatives and all who had the blessing of being in her life.

Jocelyn worked as a legal secretary in her late teens. At the age of 23 she married Frank Ney in Nanaimo B.C. and raised a family of eleven children. After the children were in school Jocelyn studied liberal arts, which shaped her values as a feminist. She was a voracious reader who loved to learn and as such supported and encouraged her children to value education. In the 1970’s she co – published/illustrated an education program for children and teens named Steps to Maturity.  From a very young age Jocelyn had an affinity for art. At the age of 47 she studied at the Victoria College of Art which blossomed into a prolific career as an expressionist artist.  Her paintings can be found at the University of Victoria, Royal Roads University, Royal BC Museum, Provincial Court of BC and private collections throughout the World.

She lived on Langford Lake for many years where she became involved in the preservation of the Sooke Hills watershed and the Carmanah Valley old growth forest. Her love and deep respect for nature shaped her world view, actions and was reflected in her art. She will be dearly missed.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

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  • Norma Lupton

    I will always remember Jocelyn’s kindness, warmth, glowing smile, and hearty laugh. She would consider her children to be her very finest legacy. She loved each one of you so much and followed your paths in the world with great joy and pride. I am sorry for your loss as I know how much you and the other members of your family will miss her.

  • Jill Allen

    My Thoughts are with you all
    Joan Jakes was my mentor & best friend for 25 + years & your Mom was part of her “team” (per her obituary). I have one of your mother’s paintings given to me in the 1980’s
    She was a woman “ahead of her time”

  • Norma Fawdry

    Jocelyn left this world with so many memories for all her family and friends, her teachings, her love of her children and their children, her fascinating art and huge family gatherings as her children grew to Include step children, in laws then grandchildren and even great grandchildren. A life well lived. My sincere condolences to each of you that loved her.

  • Pat Zandee-Hart

    Jocelyn was a special woman with a wonderful sense of humour. She leaves such a legacy and it was a privilege to know her. I enjoyed her daughters and wish them peace

  • Bill Murphy-Dyson

    My best wishes to all of Jocelyn’s extended family. Congratulations to family members for looking out for and looking after Jocelyn over the years.
    I know she was very proud of you all.
    A life well-lived I would say.
    Bill Murphy-Dyson

  • Vicki lupton

    So saddened to heard of Jocelyns passing. Truly a most remarkable woman blessed with so many talents. Dear friend to our mother. Please accept our condolences, the Lupton family.

  • Sharon Cusack

    What a beautiful woman, activist and talented artist. With deepest condolences on her passing. May your memories bring you peace and healing. Love and light.
    Hugs, Sharon

  • Patricia Mamic

    So very sorry for your loss. I have nice memories visiting her with Nicola when she lived at Gonzales. My sincere condolences.

  • Ricardo Baasch Filomeno

    May your flowers – so often beautifully painted by you – bloom on your path to heaven, Grandma J.
    You will be missed very much. Thank you for all your support always!
    Ricardo Baasch Filomeno (Tess´s dad)

  • Susan ( Clark) McGougan

    So sorry for your great loss, to all the family. I have fond memories of your mom and all of you 11 from school days and Green Mountain days. Sending love and condolences.

  • Pearl Gervais

    My sincere sympathy to each and every one of you. I held your Mother In the highest regard. I recall her ability and her joy of learning and her courage in taking risks. My last memory of her was at a family gathering after a family photo:shot. »I can’t believe all of this to be real, it’s wonderful. » Her light lives on. May all be at peace. Big hugs

  • James O. Goodwin

    A lifelong friend has left us.
    condolences to Jocelyns family.

    Jim G.

  • Justine Sussbauer

    Monique and family,
    Loosing a parent is very difficult- and I am so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I remember her to be a creative soul- I loved her little loft space at the house where she would paint- and her art studio in the backyard facing the ocean. I hope that all the wonderful memories that you share help you through this.
    With love, Justine (Brett) Sussbauer

  • Tom Croft

    It is with deep fondest and respect for a remarkable woman that I offer my condolences to the family.
    “Unable are the love to die,
    For Love is Immortality” Emily Dickinson

  • Kelli Armstrong

    I am so very sorry to hear of Jocelyn’s passing and send our families deepest condolances to the Ney family.

  • june d phillips

    I am so sorry to hear of your Mum passing she was a exceptional gal with all her talents and raising 11 children thoughts to all the Ney family.

  • Michelle Hess

    Jocelyn was a talented, creative and kind person. I send my love and heartfelt condolences.

  • Ricardo Baasch Filomeno

    May your flowers – so often beautifully painted by you – bloom on your path to heaven, Grandma J. You will be missed very much. Thank you for all your support always!
    Ricardo Baasch Filomeno (Tess’s dad)

  • Laurie Harding

    I am so sorry to hear of Jocelyn’s passing!
    Your beautiful Momma was such a class act with a unique artistic flair <3. I am honoured to have known her and grateful for her daughter and my dear friend Nicola!
    Take good care all.

  • Kim Blank

    A wonderful, strong, creative, generous, and complex women—and so, so curious. She has left a unique mark upon us all.

  • Sue & Peter Gibson

    So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing although I only met her a few times I knew she was a amazing women raising 11 children. We have a painting in our house that now will be a great reminder of this very strong and loving women. Thoughts and prays to the entire Ney family. Rest in peace Jocelyn.

  • Gigi Vincentine

    Jocelyn reminded me of the light within all of us.

  • Peggy Routh

    Jocelyn was someone I looked forward to seeing daily – I will miss her often.

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