May 24, 1924 - June 26, 2013
Olive Joyce Flowers A.L.C.M. R.M.T. 1924-2013
Joyce Flowers passed away peacefully with family at her side at The Heritage Woods (The Priory) Care Home in Langford, BC on June 26, 2013 at the age of 89.
She was pre-deceased by her parents, Olive Smith Fox and John Frederick Fox, and in 2002 by her husband Reg. She leaves behind her son and daughter-in-law, John and Sally Flowers of Cranbrook, BC, her sister Noreen in England, her cousin Bryan (Mandy) and numerous nieces and nephews.
Joyce was born in Derby, England and married Reginald William Flowers in 1943. She attended the London Conservatory of Music and obtained her A.L.C.M. in 1945 while employed full time during the war years.
Joyce immigrated to Canada in 1946 as a war bride and settled with Reg in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. She immediately commenced her music teaching practice and obtained her Registered Music Teacher (RMT) status. She taught in Moose Jaw for 30 years until 1976 when she and Reg moved to Sooke, BC. She re-established her music practice in Sooke and taught for another 31 years, bringing her total teaching career to a 61 year span.
While in Saskatchewan, Joyce and Reg were well known for their garden and orchard produce, winning many local and provincial horticultural awards over the years. They enjoyed the outdoors and were avid travelers. Joyce also enjoyed photography and researching and compiling family history.
The family would like to thank all the staff at Heritage Woods in Langford and at Ayre Manor in Sooke for their very excellent support, assistance and kindness during Joyceâ€™s later years. Also a special thank you to the Home Nurses and to Knowing Heart and Allman Home Care Services for their personalized and thoughtful attention to Joyce’s needs.
There will be no funeral by request. A grave-side memorial service will be held at a future date.