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December 28, 1933 - December 3, 2023

In loving memory ~

Joyce Georgina Harford of Castlegar, BC passed away peacefully on Dec 3, 2023, in the warmth and love of her home, surrounded by her family three weeks shy of her 90th birthday.

Joy was born Dec 28, 1933, at Edmonton General Hospital to parents Edward Arthur Elwyn Srigley and Mercy Daisy Stapley. Joy lived in Edmonton for nine years before moving to Burnaby BC.

Joy completed Grade Ten at Burnaby Junior High before attending Business College to pursue a career as a stenographer. She worked briefly at Noranda Copper where she met the love of her life, Phil Harford. They married on September 10th, 1965. Together they became the owner of several private businesses on the Hope Princeton Highway, in Mission and eventually in Nelson. Joy finished her career in her favourite job with the Ministry of Forestry. Joy and Phil travelled as often as they could and especially enjoyed cruising and heading south in the winter months during their retirement.

Joy moved to Castlegar in 2007 where she continued to travel and proudly volunteered for the Castlegar Hospital Auxiliary at the Treasure Shop and for the Canadian Cancer Society. She spent her last few years enjoying playing cards at the Castlegar Seniors Center and attending events at IRIS and in Genelle.

Joy was predeceased by her husband Phil, son Casey, grandsons Danny Kimber and Mathew Kalmakoff and son-in-law Bob Flann.

"GG" is survived by children Frank (Janice), John (Debbie), Rory, Kelly (Karen), Brigett and Barbie (Bob); grandchildren Mikylah (Dustin), Breanna, Chris, Kristina (Bay), Lyndsey (Greg), Chelsey (Graham), Dicky (Jenna), Rebecca (Kenny), Marissa (Dyllon), Jenna (Jack), Ben, Meghan, Rachel (Austin) & Cassie (Joseph). Joy was especially proud to be a great-gramma to Zealand, Alonzo, Theo, Jameson, Sullivan, Wells, Llewyn, Whitney, Daniel, Chihiro, Emmi and Linkyn.

At her request, Joy was cremated. An intimate celebration of her life was held in the hours following her passing by family members with plans for a larger celebration to be held next summer.

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