Joyce was born at Forres, Moray, Scotland to Geoffrey and Rita Gibbon. Predeceased in 1994 by Richard (Dick) her much loved husband of 45 years. Survived by daughters Valerie Gibson, Heather Plume, and Chris Fitzsimmons Johnson. Grandchildren Brent Gibson (Sungmin), Richard Gibson (Melissa), Stephanie Fitzsimmons, and Scott Fitzsimmons (Segolene). Great grandchildren Jack Gibson, Thomas Gibson, and Alexander Gibson.
Joyce spent her childhood in Scotland, Cyprus, and England. She joined the WAAF (Women’s Auxiliary Air Force) in 1944. She met Dick at RAF Wymeswald in 1946 and they were married in 1949. Dick and Joyce came to Canada in 1957 with two children, one on the way and one dog. They spent the first five years in Victoria, followed by 22 years in Vancouver. On Dick’s retirement from BC Hydro in 1985, they came home to Victoria, BC.
Joyce valued most her beloved family and many good friends over the years. Her faith and her church were very important to her. She loved the beauty of nature and all animals … especially her dogs and dear Toby Dog who was her devoted companion in her later years.
A Funeral Service will be held at St. Luke, 3821 Cedar Hill X Road on Saturday, June 15th, 2019 at 4 pm.
Flowers gratefully declined. If you wish, a donation to St. Luke, 3821 Cedar Hill X Road V8P 2M6, Victoria BC or Humane Society International/Canada, 4035 Saint-Ambroise, Suite 320, Montreal, QC H4C 2E1, would be greatly appreciated.
Condolences may be offered to the family below.
Doris MacDougallJune 13, 2019
Anne LaforestJune 9, 2019
Victoria CaddyJune 7, 2019
Susan MillerJune 7, 2019
Clayden Family-York G.B.June 7, 2019
Her Northrepps familyJune 7, 2019