CHUBB, JOYCE MAY
On June 12, 2011 at the age of 91 years, Joyce Chubb passed away quietly in Kelowna, BC. She is lovingly remembered by her brother and many nieces & nephews. Joyce became known affectionately to all as “A.J.”
Joyce was born in Calgary,
Alberta on May 29, 1920. She was predeceased by her
parents Edwin and Violet
Richardson, husband Richard Chubb, and sister Gwendolynne Fouty. She is survived by her only brother Stuart
Richardson. Joyce moved to Victoria in 1945 and married Richard Chubb in 1953. They then moved to Vancouver in 1955 but cancer claimed his life in 1962. Joyce began
working for the Federal Department of Fisheries and stayed with them until retiring in 1987. After 33 years in Vancouver, Joyce made the move to Kelowna in 2008 where she
thouroughly enjoyed her last years.
Joyce was an accomplished pianist and organist obtaining diplomas as an Associate of the Toronto Conservatory of Music, the London Royal Society of Music and the American Guild of Organists. Joyce was organist at St. Michael & All Saints Anglican Church in Calgary, served as assistant
organist at St. John’s Church in Victoria and continued
playing organ at various Anglican and United Churches in Vancouver. Joyce loved to travel and travelled extensively including Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii and many parts of North America. She was a faithful member of the Beta Sigma Phi sorority for more than 50 years, serving in every office. A memorial service will be held in St. Michael and All Angels Cathedral Church, 608 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna on Saturday, September 3, 2011 at 11 am.
Donations may be made to the Site Developement Fund of St. Michael’s & All Angels.