It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother at the Royal Jubilee Hospital on September 4, 2022. She will be lovingly remembered by her sons Don (Carol) and Murray, grandchildren Julie (Marc), Shawn, Michael and Craig (Mackenzie), and great-grandchildren Aiden, Keira and Cassie. Joyce adored her great-grandchildren and took great delight in hearing about their activities.

Joyce was predeceased by her husband Frank, her parents Dave and Winifred Donaldson, her sister Betty and her brother Gary.

After graduating from Mt. View High School, Joyce began her working career at B.C. Electric in 1944 at the age of 18. She married her husband Frank in 1947, later joining him to work in the family business. When their boys were young, Joyce and Frank spent their summer holidays in Parksville with Joyce’s extended family. Later, she and Frank spent many happy winters in Arizona, golfing and attending horse races.

Joyce was a member at Uplands Golf Club and enjoyed playing golf and bridge there. She volunteered for over 15 years as an auxiliary member in the Royal Jubilee Hospital gift shop.

Joyce moved to the Wellesley in 2017 and greatly enjoyed the social activities with her friends.

Warm thanks to Mom’s caregivers, Grace and Yoli for their kindness. A special thank you to the caring staff at the Royal Jubilee Hospital.

A Memorial Reception will be held to remember Joyce in the Sequoia Centre, at McCall Gardens, 4665 Falaise Drive, Victoria, BC, on Friday, September 23, 2022, from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

McCall Gardens


  • John & Dale Howe

    Dear Don, Murray and families,

    We were so sorry to learn of your Mom’s passing. She was such a lovely lady.

    Our deepest sympathies are with you and your families.

    John & Dale Howe

  • Dave Yardley

    Our condolences are with you. Always enjoyed going to the Jubilee gift shop to buy wine gums and talk to Mrs Kilshaw. Lots of fun working at the auction. Cheers, Dave and Kathy Yardley

  • Ron Yardley

    Our deepest condolences to the Family, on Joyce’s passing.
    A special lady.
    Many memories come to mind, spent with the Family, around Softball, working at Kilshaws Auction and our many gatherings together.
    Love and hugs to you all.
    Ron, Fran and Hal Yardley

    Dad is hoping to attend, however Fran and I are traveling, in California, and will not be able to be there, unfortunately.

  • Jessie Woolley

    To Don & Carol & family
    I extend my heartfelt condolences to you and family,. Joyce was a lovely lady and a good friend.
    We go back a long way……great memories of happy times. Isn’t it wonderful to have such great memories to look back on.
    I know you will miss her as I miss our phone calls back and forth. Such a caring friend.
    Blessings and love surround you.

  • Peter Kilshaw

    Don and Carol , Murray and family
    I am saddened, for you, to hear of Aunt Joyces passing.
    I know Mom will miss their visits.
    All the best to you and families with memories and good health.

  • Catherine Dempsey

    Although I was sorry to hear of Aunt Joyce’s passing, it is comforting to think back on her long and satisfying life, and the pleasure she has taken in her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Best wishes to you all at this time from Newfoundland.

  • Linda Clarke

    So very sorry to read of the passing of your wonderful mother, Joyce.
    I had many enjoyable conversations with her at RBC over the years. Condolences to your family.

  • Don and Lesley Billsborough

    Dear Don and Carol,

    Our deepest condolences on the passing of your wonderful Mother, Joyce.

    What a fun and fulfilling life she shared with your Dad.

    Our love and hugs to you both and all your family.

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