Sadly the family of Florence “Joy” Pye wishes to announce her passing at Talarico Place Care Centre on Thursday, May 29, 2014 blessed with 81 years of life.
She was born March 26, 1933 in Fort Langley, BC to parents Gertrude and John Welford, weighing 3.3 lbs. at birth and kept warm in her parent’s oven. She was so tiny at birth that her fist could fit through her mother’s wedding ring.
Raised in Vancouver, that was where she met and married her high school sweetheart George Francis Pye (deceased). They started their married life in White Rock BC, where they had 4 children, Denice, Theresa (Terry), Shane and Laird (deceased). Later they moved to Ocean Park, BC. She enjoyed her interests of camping, travel, cooking and a wide circle of friends and family.
In her later years, while living in Christina Lake, BC she developed a loving friendship with Emerson and they enjoyed camping and travelling throughout BC until he passed away.
She then moved to Castlegar to live with her daughters Terry and Sue (adopted).
In her last years she travelled extensively on many trips with her family and friends. When not travelling, she enjoyed her 5 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and 1 highly anticipated great-great grandchild.
She passed away at Talarico Place Care Centre in Castlegar, where she received great respect and care from the staff.