Joyce Isabel Newton

(1925 – 2013)

Joyce Isabel Newton (nee Woodward) died on April 29, 2013 at Summerland Seniors Village, Summerland, BC. She is survived by her four children: Gail (Charles) Wainwright, Gary (Susan) Newton, Barbara (Doug) Parker, Pamela Newton (Nick Hudson); her 10 grandchildren, 2 great granddaughters, her sister Joan (Lynn) Scott and her cousin and dear friend Edith Chisholm. She is once again with Edward Alexander Newton, her husband of 54 years who passed away in 2004. Joyce was born in Winnipeg in 1925, the daughter of the late Bertha (Betty) Devlin and Harold Woodward. She moved to Vancouver in 1948 working as a legal stenographer, where she met and married Ed in 1949. There they created their home and raised their children. They retired to White Rock in 1987 and in 2005 Joyce relocated to Ed’s hometown, Summerland, to be near her family. Joyce was happiest in her roles as wife, mother and homemaker – in all of which she excelled. She and Ed were lifetime members of United Commercial Travellers where they made many lasting friends. Despite numerous health issues, Joyce lived a full life. She loved to travel, enjoyed entertaining, and made many friends in her bridge and poker groups. She had a great sense of humour and enjoyed a good martini. Memorial services were held at

St. Stephen’s Anglican Church in Summerland, on Saturday May 4, 2013 at 11 am. Interment was held at Sunnyside Lawn Cemetery in Surrey, on Monday May 6 at 11 am. Donations may be made in Joyce’s honour to CNIB BC Region. Condolences may be directed to the family at Providence

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