Mar. 28, 1930 – Nov. 30, 2007
On November 30, 2007, following a courageous battle with cancer, Joyce Clark, our Mother, Grandmother and Sister passed away peacefully at Mission Hospice at the age of 77 years. Born in Saskatoon, Sask., the eldest of eight children, Mom was raised on the farm near Outlook, Sask. As a young girl, Mom attended school in Bratton, Sask. and later high school at Nutana Collegiate in Saskatoon. Following her local education, Mom ever the adventurous spirit, headed west to Vancouver General Hospital, where she attained her Registered Nursing Diploma, in 1952. While in Vancouver, Mom met Alex Clark whom she married in May 1952. They were happily married for 55 years. Our Mom was a dedicated R.N. and a compassionate caregiver all of her life. Her nursing career took her to many different venues over the course of 30 years. Any patient she served received the best care nursing could offer. Mom retired in the early 1980’s and relocated to Abbotsford, B.C. in 1987 where she enjoyed 20 years of retirement with Alex. In her retirement years, Mom loved to travel, play golf, bridge, and watch her grandchildren grow up. Mom cultivated many friendships over her life and her genuine concern for “people” endeared her to anyone fortunate enough to meet her. Mom leaves to mourn her sons Scott, Stu (Janice) Max (Linden) and daughter Karen (John Agnew) as well as four sisters, (Gail Cooper, Hazel Miner, Faye Popowich, Louis Jacobson) and three brothers (Martin Hopkins, Hugh Hopkins and Don Hopkins). She also leaves to mourn nine grandchildren and one great grandchild. Sadly, she was predeceased by her husband and our father Alexander Clark in June 2007, her mother, Zelma Hopkins in 1998 and her father George Hopkins in 1969. A private family service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Joyce’s memory will be gratefully accepted by the Christine Morrison Hospice c/o Mission Memorial Hospital, 7324 Hurd Street, Mission, B.C. V2V 3H5
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