May 17, 1929 – April 3, 2019
Joy Newton passed away peacefully on April 3 at Waverly Seniors Village in Chilliwack, where she’d lived happily for 4 – 1/2 years.
Joy was born in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, on May 17, 1929. She moved to Vancouver, B.C. with her parents Daniel and Hazel Calvert in 1932, and attended Charles Dickens and Queen Mary elementary schools, and Lord Byng Jr. & Sr. High.
As a teenager Joy was active as standard bearer in the junior chapter of I.O.D.E., a member of C.G.I.T. at West Point Grey United Church, and a member of Job’s Daughters, thoroughly enjoying the fun and charitable activities involved, and becoming Honoured Queen.
She met her husband Roy at their church on his return from Belfast, Ireland, and they were married in 1950. They lived in Kamloops for four months until Roy’s work with National Biscuit Co. brought them to Chilliwack, where they have lived since.
Joy is survived by Roy, her husband of 68 years, three children: Marnie, Steve (Dawn), and Julie (Oliver); sister Sheilagh, six grandchildren: Jeff, Kim, Jessa, Tess, Kylie, and Daniel; great-granddaughter Jordan, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son Danny in 1969, her brother-in-law Jack in 1974, and later on her father in 1974 and mother in 1975.
No service, by request.