Joyce TILBURY

Joyce TILBURY

TILBURY; Joyce Winona Dittaro (nee Murray). Joyce passed away peacefully on February 3, 2014, at the age of 89. She is survived by her brother Bruce Murray, her daughters Wendy and Christine, and son David, plus numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and a large extended family. Joyce was predeceased by husbands Enzo Dittaro and Larry Tilbury. Joyce was a loving, independent and determined friend to many, as demonstrated by her years of volunteer work with local community talent shows, her work with the Canadian Legion and her friendship to all those around her. Proficient and talented at the piano, Joyce often accompanied Klondike Kate during Edmonton’s Klondike Days celebrations. She and husband Enzo and their small band of musicians also entertained dance crowds for many years. Joyce enjoyed sewing, she loved a good joke, an occasional pint with friends or family, and throughout her life she could always find the good in people she knew or met. Favorite topics of discussion included: Toronto Blue-Jays, the latest novel she had read and televised legal trials (yes, especially O.J.)! Joyce was proud to have lived in Fort Frances, Thunder Bay, Edmonton, Innisfail and Abbotsford. She could call all them home. We would like to thank the staff at Menno Home for their care and compassion; as well as the heart-warming support offered by family and friends. As per Joyce’s wish she has gifted her physical remains to research and asks that if any desire to please donate to Alzheimer’s Society of Canada www.giving.med.ubc.ca or University of British Columbia Research www.alzheimer.ca/en. We know she sends all of you her love!


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