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November 9, 1932 — January 16, 2018

It is with deep sadness the family announces Joyce Elaine Driedger (nee Millar) passed away peacefully at Three Links Manor on January 16, 2018 at the age of 85 years. She will always be remembered and cherished by her loving and devoted husband of 64 years, Cameron Norman Driedger.

Joyce is survived by her husband Cameron, their daughter, Karen (Glenn), son John (Charis); grandchildren: Ken (Stacy), Bob (Amy), Allison (Tyson) and Keaton; great grandchildren: Keiran, Sawyer, Eloise, Dawson and Cooper; her sister Carole (Harvey), brothers Jack and Ron (Corrine), and sisters-in-law, Donna and Joan and many nieces and nephews.

Joyce was predeceased by her parents, William “Bill” and Jennie Millar and parents-in-law Jack and Lydia Driedger.

Joyce was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, daughter, sister and friend. Her family was her life – keeping the household running smoothly for the family.  She graduated at 16, having skipped a couple grades, attended business college, began work at the Lumby branch of the Bank of Nova Scotia, where she met the love of her life, Cameron, and once married, moved around the country where Cam’s career took them, relocating and making friends from Victoria to Toronto, who to this day, continue to remain friends of them both.

The family wishes to acknowledge and thank the loving and caring staff at Three Links Manor for the exemplary care of Joyce during her stay with them. We took great comfort knowing she was so well cared for.

A memorial service which will be livestreamed, will be held on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of BC, 1664 Richter Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 8N3 www.alzheimer.ca.

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Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Springfield Funeral Home

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The service for DRIEDGER, Joyce is scheduled for Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 1:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Joan (Driedger) McKean says:

    Joyce, my one and only little sister-in-law, you were never seen without a beautiful smile on your face – this I will always remember. You gave my one and only brother two amazing children, and SIXTY + years of
    love and laughter – who can ask for anything more? You were dearly loved and respected – may you Rest
    In Peace – you have truly earned that.

  • Don and Gail says:

    Cam and family, thinking of all of you at this time. Remembering staying with you guys (Glen and I) years ago. As well when Gail and I stay with everyone at the Grand. A great time. Again our condolences.

  • Denise and Marcel Bergevin says:

    Cam and Family, may love surround you, may faith sustain you, may hope encourage you day by day. So sorry to hear about Joyce’s passing. May the belief that she is now with God bring you comfort. Our thoughts and our prayers are with you. Sincerely, Denise and Marcel Bergevin.

  • Caulett and Dale Griesser says:

    Dear Cam
    Our sincere condolences to you and your family at passing of your Joyce. Our thought are with you all as you go through this time of sorrow and reminiscing of the happy times you had throughout her life.
    Caulett and Dale Griesser

  • Greg Hyde says:

    Cam, Karen and John, so sorry for your loss. She always had a smile on her face. As I sit here watching the Leafs Flyers game tonight, I remember watching these two teams play in your family room on Allangrove. Shag carpet and all. I think that might have been the start of the famous Matus bottle that was exchanged between the families for years. Great memories! Take care.

  • Ben Hyde says:

    Cam: Our friendship goes back 65 years. Joyce is in our memories of those wonderful times.

    Condolences to you and to Karen and John and their families

    Ben and Rae

  • Jim & Judy says:

    Our thought are with you all as you go through this time of sorrow and reminiscing of the happy times you had throughout her life. Condolences to you and your family.

  • Norm Grant says:

    Cam you have my deepest sympathy. The loss of a loved one especially after so many years is very hard to endure.
    Norm Grant

  • Bill and Karen Sanesh says:

    Our deepest condolences to you and your family. May you rest in smiles as you reflect on all the beautiful moments spent together with friends and family. May she Rest In Peace. Sincerely, Bill and Karen

  • Steve Braybrook says:

    Karen & Glenn, sorry for your loss.

  • Patricia and Keith McLeod says:

    Cam, Karen and John
    So sorry to hear about Joyce. We met Joyce about ten years ago at the beginning of her journey. She was such a sweet person and we quickly felt close to her. May she Rest In Peace.


    Dear Cam and family,
    We are saddened to hear of your loss but know that you have wonderful memories of happy times as a family in the sixty (plus) years that you had together. I will always remember Joyce for her wonderful warm smile and for the gracious lady that she was. God bless and comfort you all, Sincerely Judy and Milton

  • Jacquie and Ron Blake says:

    You were like a second Mom for me growing up. You kept me in line when I needed it and you had the best whistle I ever heard (blocks away). I spent many a sleepover with Karen and endless hours of building Barbie doll houses out of lumber from the building on Kendale Place. The Somers and the Driedgers had a lot of great times together. I’ll miss your sweet, gentle voice and you were one of my role models growing up. We’ll meet again someday, Deepest condolences to Cam, Karen and Family and John and family.

  • Donald Finch says:

    I will always remember my wonderful Auntie Joyce, as the lovely person she always was. My thoughts are with all the rest of the family. Sorry I could not be there to be with you all.

  • Roberta Ireland says:

    Kari & Glenn – Thinking of you all this weekend sharing memories of your Mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Love – Roberta & David xo

  • Brian Gingell says:

    I will continue to remember Joyce as I last saw her: a wonderfully vivacious person with a lovely smile. My heart goes out to you Cam because I know how tough it will be for you.
    With love, Brian

  • Beryl and Chuck Hopkins says:

    Cam, we are so sorry for your loss. Although we did not know Joyce, we know that there will be that person missing from your days. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Beryl and Chuck Hopkins says:

    Cam, we are so sorry for your loss. Although we did not know Joyce, we know that there will be that person missing from your days. Condolences to you and your family.

  • Blanche and Al Radons says:

    Cam, Karen and John:
    We were so very sorry to receive the sad call from Bill telling us about Joyce passing on…looking back over the 60 odd years we have known you all, since Vancouver days, we have those wonderful memories of weekend dinner gatherings, parties with Gibbons and Hydes, that wonderful smile on dear Joyce’s face, super hostess to all! We fondly remember the good time.
    Blessings and Love,
    Blanche and Al

  • Dale and Katherine Henry says:

    So sorry for your loss Cam. Our sincere condolences go out to you and your family.

  • Victor & Brenda Young says:

    Cam & Family

    We are so very sorry to hear of You loss.

    Our Thoughts & Prayers are with You All

    With Deepest Sympathy

  • John and Inge Sieger says:

    Dear Cam.
    We pass on to you and your Family our condolences for the passing of your beautiful wife Joyce
    You are an example of what a long Marriage is all about.
    We were sorry to miss the service as we were out of town but we were thinking of you.
    All our love Inge and John

  • Jean Farndon says:

    I very recently heard of your wife’s passing from a former Scotia Bank employee. I am so sorry and would like to offer my condolences to you Cam and your family. I only met Joyce once but spoke with her often when she called the office. We worked together in the Corporate Credit Dept. of the bank many years ago…….1972.. I am very sorry for your great loss and may she Rest In Peace.

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