Alice Joy BATTY

(nee Dickout)

Oct. 23, 1919 – Feb. 16, 2012

Joy was born on October 23, 1919 in Chinook, Alberta. She grew up on a farm in Alsask, Saskatchewan with an older brother and sister and two younger brothers. The family moved to an 18 acre farm in the Fraser Valley (Cheam) in 1934.

She was predeceased by her husband, Ted Batty in 1996, her brother, Dr. Jack Dickout in 2005, her brother Quentin Dickout in 2006, and her brother Les Dickout in 2010. She is survived by her sister, Shirley Bathgate, her eight nieces and nephews, and their children and grandchildren.

During her life Joy was a much loved daughter, Sister, sister-inlaw, aunt, wife, teacher, colleague, mentor, and friend. Her teaching career in the Valley spanned five decades. She had a zest for life, a great sense of humour, and a ready smile and laugh. Her many interests included walking, biking, reading, classical music, board games, carpet bowling, quilting, knitting, crocheting, and community volunteer work. She will be missed.

There will be a Memorial Service for Joy officiated by Rev. Dianne Astle at Carman United Church, 7258 Vedder Road, Sardis, BC on Saturday, March 3 at 2:30pm. Henderson’s Funeral Home has assisted the family with arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, if friends and family wish, a donation can be made in Joy’s name to Carman United Church or to The CanadianRed Cross.