LEWER ~ Joyce Adeline
It is with great sadness and love that Joyce’s family announces her peaceful passing in Ridge Meadows Hospital on November 10, 2006. Joyce was born in Waitville, SK, on July 4, 1924, the eldest daughter of the late Harry and Edith Waite. As a young girl she traveled by wagon with her pioneer family to homestead in Montney, British Columbia, in the district of the mighty Peace River near Fort St. John, where she grew up.
Joyce is lovingly remembered for her indomitable spirit, her caring heart, and straight forward approach to living, which was to “Just accept it and get on with it. What will be will be.” She loved nature and all the wonder in it. She was an avid gardener, finding God in the earth and all living things. Joyce had the ability to coax silver linings from dark clouds, and to make the best of things, no matter what. She loved to spend time with her family, to comfort, to nurture, to encourage, and to cheer us on. Her laughter was music to our ears. She was our rock,our glue, and our kick in the butt when we needed it most. Our loss is great.
Joyce is survived by her loved and loving husband, Stan Lewer, with whom she spent 64 years in Vancouver, Parksville, and in Pitt Meadows. She is deeply missed by her children, Darlene (John Patton) of Ottawa, Len (Jan) and Chuck (Sandy) of Surrey, and Susan (Herb Leggett) of Maple Ridge. She is also mourned by grandchildren Michael Patton of Drummondville, Quebec, Kaireen Patton (Bryan Reid) of Ottawa, Jaret Lewer and Kyle Lewer (Jennifer) of Surrey, and Tailia and James Butler- Gray of Maple Ridge.
Left to cherish Joyce’s memory are her brothers and sisters, Jim, Harold and Ralph Waite (Bernice), Verna Woodruff (Bud), and Marjorie Bontron (ray) all of Fort St. Johns