FOLBIGG, Joyce, March 4, 1928 until December 2, 2021 Joyce passed away peacefully surrounded by her family in the Saanich Peninsula Hospital. She was born in Kansas City, Missouri to Violet (Hill) and Nimrod N. Folbigg. His father was a war hero of World War I who fought at the Battle of Passchendaele. In the 1930s, her family moved to Victoria, British Columbia, where Joyce resided in her family home in Oak Bay until the age of 90, when she moved to Amica on the Gorge. Joyce was a student at Provincial Normal School and graduated from Oak Bay High School in 1946. After high school she worked for the provincial government for $ 60 per month and ended her career as a executive secretary to the superintendent of motor vehicles. Joyce was a member of the Victoria Racquet Club and was a badminton championship player. She was also a member of the Cedar Hill Golf Club where she spent many years golfing with friends. Joyce joined the Outdoor Club of Victoria in 1948 and was the club’s longest active member until his death. Joyce helped write, edit, and contribute photographs to the Outdoor Club of Victoria’s series of publications, Hiking Trails, first published in 1972. She has served as Director of the Vancouver Island Trails Information Society and a fellow member of others. environmental groups. Joyce had many interests and hobbies including travel, hiking, photography, stamp collecting, working in her beautiful garden, and maintaining her home. She appreciated his many friendships, especially her lifelong childhood friend May Murray, friends Peggy Little and Peter Kilshaw, and co-worker Lynn Brown and their families. Joyce has traveled extensively across Canada and around the world with many good friends. She loved her adoptive family, Kevin, Gayle, Sean and Jason (Aimee Kernick) Burr and spent many holidays and birthdays with them. She will be sadly missed by her cousins in England and by her many friends across the world. Joyce had a positive personality, loved life and lived it well, and laughed often! she will be missed! A celebration of Joyce’s life will take place at the Sequoia Center at McCall Gardens, 4665 Falaise Drive, on Monday, December 13, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. Masks and proof of vaccination compulsory. In lieu of flowers, Joyce would appreciate any donation going to environmental organizations, hospital foundations, or a charity of your choosing. Condolences can be offered to family and friends at www.mccallgardens.com
Published by Victoria Times Colonist December 11-13, 2021.