Joyce Raistrick

March 28, 1931 – July 4, 2022
In loving memory ~
A life well lived. Joyce passed away peacefully with her family by her side July 4th. Joyce was predeceased by her husband Colin. She is survived by son Anthony (Wendy) and daughter Lorna (Peter Laing), grandchildren Tristan, Shaun (Kayla), Dennis (Diane), Malcolm (Zi Rui) and Simon. Great-grandchildren Anthony and Aubrey along with niece Jennifer Craggs and family in England.
Joyce was born in Darlington, Yorkshire, England to Eric and Nora Hodgson. The family moved to Redcar at an early age. Joyce met and married Colin in 1954 and soon after immigrated to Canada. Landing first in Marathon, Ontario, then settling into the Cowichan Valley in 1962.
Joyce worked for the Cowichan School District as school secretary for many years. She volunteered “weighing babies” at Public Health and helped with the Senior Summer Games in the valley. Colin and Joyce upon retirement, wintered “down south” in El Centro, California, fitting in the occasional cruise. After Colin passed in 2004, Joyce was determined to reach the age of 90. Good health for many years allowed her to cruise, have trips to the casino and enjoy activities with her friends.
Our family would like to commend the staff at Sunridge (The Arbors) for both their professionalism and compassion. Special thanks to Nancy, Christina and Ashton for making her last year easier.
Service to be announced when family can all be together.
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