It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Mother Joyce Fay Long, who left us peacefully in her Blind Bay home at the age of 83, on Sunday November 24th, 2013.
Joy was born November 6th, 1930 in Galahad, Alberta. Joy moved to Langley, BC with her parents, Jesse and Peter Meyer, and brother Barry, to start a dairy farm. Joy became a fearless business woman and entrepreneur, who then opened a grocery store with her partner in crime Bruce. Joy was a passionate gardener and was known to grow the most beautiful gardens full of flowers. Joy loved to sew and was famous for her “Barbie Doll” clothes and beautiful handmade purses, which she sold at local markets. Everyone who met her, loved her. She was our rock and will be forever cherished and missed.
Joy was survived by her best friend and partner for 34 years, Bruce Ouellette, her brother Barry Meyer, her three children Peter, Brenda and Brad, and seven loving grandchildren Tara, Amy, Maegan, Melissa, Maxine, Brayden and Hailey.
A celebration of life will be held at the Log & Hearth Restaurant at Shuswap Lake Estates at 3pm on Friday, November 29th. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Heart & Stoke Foundation.