Phyllis (Joyce) Bell

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Joyce who left us suddenly while at the Cowichan District Hospital. Predeceased by her husband Stan of 64 years she will always be lovingly remembered by her children Kerry, Corrine, Sandy, Robert, their partners,7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

After a busy life in Victoria raising a family and running a day care and later working at the Hudson Bay Co. and teaching Tai Chi, Joyce and Stan moved to Duncan to be closer to their children. It was here that Joyce was able to pick up with some of her hobbies again such as sewing articles for charity, needle point, quilting and gardening in the back yard with her beloved dog Shilo.

There will be a gathering of family and friends at the Royal Oak Burial Park on July 24th at 1pm with a tea to be announced. At Joyce’s request donations can be made to the Hospice Society or the BC SPCA in lieu of flowers. Condolences may be offered online at

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