Joyce Irene PETRICA

Joyce Irene Petrica passed away on November 11, 2008 at Cascade Hospice at age 70 years. She was born January 29, 1938 in Edmonton, Alberta.

Joyce is survived by her daughters: Joni Petrica (Sam Saxby) and Sandy Longard; granddaughter: Courtney Longard; sister: Jean Nickerson and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, John in 1996.

Joyce loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them. She generously doted on her girls and only granddaughter. She loved all of her friends, always keeping an open door for anyone to drop in for a visit or a meal. Joyce was always looking for adventure and travelled extensively.

With her husband, John, she spent many winter snow-birding in their 5th wheel. Joyce loved going on cruises and she travelled to the Caribbean, Alaska, the Mediterranean, the South Pacific and New Zealand.

She loved to share her extensive travels with family and friends. Spending time playing cards or visiting a casino was a favourite pastime. Joyce was a talented and skilled seamstress and she also liked to create many different crafts.

Joyce came to a quiet and confident faith in Christ later in life. This enabled her to finish well. She faced enormous challenges during her last years, but she maintained a gracious and content spirit.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, November 22, 2008 at Central Community Church, 46100 Chilliwack Central Rd. Chilliwack.

If family and friends so desire, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

Online condolences can be left at www.mem.com