Joyce Melita Paterson, nee Milward

August 2, 1925 – May 18, 2017

“A light is from our household gone, A voice we loved is stilled…” Joyce Paterson, beloved Mother, Grandmother and great Grandmother passed away peacefully in Langley at the age of 91 years. Joyce was a strong fighter and survived some significant medical challenges over the years, but was blessed with over 70 years of marriage with husband Norman, as well as having continued to live in their home until just recently. Joyce is survived by her husband Norman, daughters Diane (& Stan Chartier), Marlene (& Doug Watt), Joanne (& Kevin Topper), 6 Grandchildren, and 9 Great-Grandchildren (so far). Joyce was predeceased by her parents Alfred and Florence Milward, brothers Charlie, Richard, Norman and Ronald, and sister Rosie. Joyce travelled extensively around the world with Norm in their early retirement years, and loved to putter in the garden when she could. Though Joyce was a somewhat private person, she loved to visit, and to be visited by friends and family. The service for Joyce will be held at 11 AM on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 1st Memorial Services (27555 – 31st Ave, Aldergrove, BC), followed by the graveside service (Langley Lawn Cemetery, 4393 – 208th Street, Langley) at 1 PM. A Tea Social will follow at the Riverwynde Clubhouse (5550 Langley Bypass, Langley, BC). In Lieu of flowers, please donate to the cause or charity of your choice.


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