Joyce Lillian Fraser

Born to William and Edith Isherwood in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Joyce spent her childhood in that city before her family came west during the Depression and settled in Aldergrove, BC. Joyce left high school to take a job in Vancouver during the war years. It was while working for the income tax service that Joyce was introduced by her friend, Ruth Fraser, to Ruth’s big brother Ron. Ron Fraser was the love of her life, and they married in May, 1950. Daughters Patricia and Colleen were born and the family was complete. They moved to Grand Forks in 1958 for Ron’s job with the CPR, and it was there that Joyce raised her children and made a home. Ron and Joyce moved to Nelson in 1973. Joyce volunteered at the IODE shop and the Salvation Army. Kind-hearted, good-natured and enormous fun, Joyce was a cut-throat Scrabble player and avid knitter. She embraced the new technology of email whole heartedly as it allowed her to keep in touch with family and friends far afield.She kept up-to-date on current events, but family was Joyce’s greatest joy. She looked forward to visits from her children and grandchildren and loved to see the newest member of the family, two-year-old Fraser. Joyce leaves behind her husband of 62 years, Ron; daughters Patricia (Cal Koat) and Colleen, grandchildren Morgan Westcott (Matt). Tavis Blishen, Rhys Geisler (Kieren). and Chelsea Blishen; great-granddaughter Fraser Westcott; sister Pearl Seifred (Stan), sister-in-law Ruth Fox,many nieces and nephews and cousins in the UK. No services will be held. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Kootenay Lake Hospital, 3 View Street, Nelson BC V1L 2V1.

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