Joyce (Williams) STANDEVEN

Surrounded by her loving family, the arms of our Lord carried a wonderful lady through the gates of heaven.

On Sunday, Dec. 17th, 2006 in her 83rd year, Joyce Standeven passed away peacefully in the Chilliwack General Hospital.

Joyce was born in Chilliwack, Feb. 25th, 1924 and lived all of her younger life on Prairie Central near Annis Rd.

In 1943, Joyce married Norman (Duke) Standeven and had four children: Bob (Elva), Ed, June (Cliff) Oss and Bruce (Lila). Joyce also had 10 grandchildren: Karl (Kim), Heidi (Nathan), Dan, Kim (fiance-Joedy), Nathan, Nadia, Aaron (Noella), Darryl (Tanya), Ryan, Tyson; two great-grandchildren – Brooke and Kael; and a multitude of nieces and nephews.

Joyce also has two sisters: Doris Gerbrandt and family from Calgary, Thelma Davis and family from Chilliwack. Joyce has missed her grandson, Brad Standeven, very much, who passed away in 2001.

A generous, loving wife, mother, grandmother and aunt, Joyce enjoyed quilting, crocheting, knitting, sewing, her yearly vegetable garden and crossword puzzles.

She loved her home and family, was involved with the St. Peters Anglican church for 15 years as a Sunday School teacher, the Camp River Hall board and Ladies Circle for 63 years, the Camp River Carpet Bowlers, the Family Dances, and in later years, the Rosedale United Church. Joyce was often seen in and around the community canvassing for the various societies.

Joyce will be forever loved and dearly missed by her family and friends.

A celebration of her life will be held at Henderson’s Funeral Chapel on December 30th, 2006 at 1:00 p.m., reception to follow at the Camp River Hall.

Joyce has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.