Alice Joyce BAKKEN

Alice Joyce Bakken, born May 13, 1932 passed away at the age 80 years, on Monday June 25, 2012. Known to us as mom and to others as Joyce.

Wife of her late husband, Alf Bakken, she will be very sadly missed by her children: Gordon, Beverly, Darrell and Jenny, her brother Donald, her grand daughter Lea and many nieces and nephews. She was raised in Columbia Valley (far-end of Cultus Lake, BC) on the original 1888 homestead of the Kosikar family.

In Columbia Valley where she resided on part of her family heritage homestead on 30 acres; there Joyce and Alf proudly operated the family Campsite, Kosba Place Campsite since 1970. Many people from all over the world would come to the resort and would crave Joyce’s entertainment as she was always a spectacular host.

Joyce was a Ladies Auxiliary member of the Royal Canadian Legion since 1966 (46 years), she was also a member of the Colour Party, as Alf Bakken (her deceased husband) was a World War II Veteran, they would proudly march together carrying the flags.

The stories she shared and social entertainment was loved by all. She enjoyed the family band where she could dance and play the spoons all night long. She was an amazing family cook, and her door was always open to friends and neighbours.

Her smile and laughter will be remembered forever and after. Her heart and love will remain until we meet again.