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Joyce Harvey

August 24, 1927 - June 9, 2013

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I have had so many things on my life’s to-do list but, in the end, I ran out of time. The time I did have was filled with joys and sorrows, love and friendship. My life was blessed.

Growing up in rural Alberta in the 30’s gave me many of the character traits I have carried throughout my life. Nursing school, illness, and marriage was followed by an eastward journey across the country. The trials and tests were many, but so too were the joys of raising a family in Ontario.  A three year stint in South America (Dios mio!) added greatly to both my history and the richness of my life.  Then life threw me a curve. As a young widow with a maturing brood I found myself at a crossroads. The strong pull of my family roots led me back to the west.

I found my way to Osoyoos in 1982 and made it my home.   I embraced the community and it welcomed me. I appreciated living every day in this beautiful valley.  My early years here provided me with many of my lifelong friendships. During that time I worked as a registered nurse at the Country Squire Villa and Sagebrush Lodge.  Later, my volunteer time with the hospice, 1 to 1 reading program at Osoyoos elementary school, helping at the Senior’s Centre, as well as my involvement with the choir and CWL were full of joy and very special people.  That’s what it’s all about, right?

Now, my circle of angels is complete, as I have joined my seven siblings in heaven, along with my parents and many family and friends.  There are so many people that I care for dearly – you know who you are.

I am so very proud of my children (Janice, Neil, Brian, Lesley, and Gail) and the people they have become, plus the gift of my grandchildren (Nicole, Danielle, Stephanie, Andrea, Evan, Brendan, Kevin, Maxine, Drew, Kara, Liam, Kaitlin, Thomas and Blake) and great grand children (Avery and William).  They all have made my life so purposeful and complete.

I am happy to invite you to join my family in a celebration of my time here.  Prayer service will be held on Thursday June 13 at 7 p.m. with Mass on Friday June 14 at 11:00 am. A reception at the church will follow. Both celebrations will take place at St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Osoyoos, BC. 

Because of the outstanding personal and supportive care lovingly given by the staff at the South Okanagan Hospital for Palliative Care, please consider a donation to them (911 McKinney Road, Oliver, BC  V0H 1T3)

Condolences and tributes may be directed to the family by visiting www.nunes-pottinger.com.

Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium, Oliver & Osoyoos.

 

 

 

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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Susan & Dean Gray
Relation: Niece

Remembering you Aunty with great fondness. Your sharp sense of humor (a Meraw trait forsure). The comfort you gave to me when our Lindsay died. Dean and my last visit with you, the summer of 2011. Sitting on your deck enjoying a coffee, each other and that beautiful view. That’s how I’ll remember you.
Love to all your family at this emotional time….until we meet again. X0 Susan & Dean Gray

From: Paul and Judy Meraw
Relation: she was our aunt

Wonderful memories and photos of you from the Family Reunion in May 2009. We were all so blessed to have you there to share the love. You will be missed. Love to all your wonderful family….

From: Stephanie Dave and William
Relation: Gramma and GG

Gramma, you were a truly inspiring person and welcomed anyone with open arms. I am pleased that you were able to meet and spoil your great grand son, as well as love him. I’m sure you will be watching over him. I will miss you always, but I will remember all the great times we were able to spend together. Love you always and forever❤

From: Chris Lovett-Doust
Relation: Friend

Joyce, my friend, I will miss you so much. May your love and spirit live on in your wonderful family.

From: Anne Heese
Relation: Friends

Joyce was my special dear friend, and CWL sister when my husband and I lived in beautiful Osoyoos and she always kept in touch after we moved back to Manitoba to be closer to our family. We enjoyed being Facebook friends, sharing news and pictures of our families. I will miss my dear, beautiful angel. REST in Peace Joyce, till we meet again. My prayers and thoughts will be with you all, her family and friends as you celebrate her wonderful life . Love, Bill and Anne

From: Shirley Sutherland
Relation: Friend

I shall miss Joyce’s ready smile, stories, advice and support. For over three decades, she was a good neighbour to my family and a wonderful friend to me. I feel fortunate to have known her. Shirley

From: MacKenzie K
Relation: friend of her grandaughters

I didn’t know Joyce very well, in fact I only had the pleasure of meeting her once, 2 summers ago when I had the opportunity to visit Kaitlin and Kara in Osoyoos for a few days. She had never met me before but opened up her home as if I was part of the family, one of the many who were visiting that week, but just as important. Such a kind and giving lady, with such great character. I know she will be missed.

From: Tom and Lorelei Meraw
Relation: Cousin

Joyce brought so many gifts to your lives.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
With sincere sympathy.

Tom and Lorelei

From: Trudi & Agnes Meraw
Relation: Niece and Sister in Law

Remembering you Joyce, is a very easy thing, as it evokes giggles and laughter from the early days, and quiet conversations from the latter. Your whit and charm could change a room. Always in our thoughts and forever in our hearts.

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Service Schedule

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Date & Time:
June 14, 2013
Beginning at 11:00am

Location:
St. Anne''s Catholic Church
7610 - 87th Street
Osoyoos, BC Canada

I am happy to invite you to join my family in a celebration of my time here. Prayer service will be held on Thursday June 13 at 7 p.m. with Mass on Friday June 14 at 11:00 am. A reception at the church will follow. Both celebrations will take place at St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Osoyoos, BC.

7610 - 87th Street
Osoyoos, BC Canada

 

Date & Time:
June 13, 2013
Beginning at 7:00pm

Location:
St. Anne''s Catholic Church
7610 - 87th Street
Osoyoos, BC Canada

I am happy to invite you to join my family in a celebration of my time here. Prayer service will be held on Thursday June 13 at 7 p.m. with Mass on Friday June 14 at 11:00 am. A reception at the church will follow. Both celebrations will take place at St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Osoyoos, BC.

7610 - 87th Street
Osoyoos, BC Canada

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Because of the outstanding personal and supportive care lovingly given by the staff at the South Okanagan Hospital for Palliative Care, please consider a donation to them (911 McKinney Road, Oliver, BC V0H 1T3)

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