July 8, 1934 -February 19, 2014
Joy was born in Swan River, Manitoba, the fifth child of Allen and Eva Foster. Her family moved to Comox, B.C. in 1947. After marrying Lee Spiers, they lived in Comox, Campbell River, Ocean Falls, Delta, Surrey and Abbotsford.
Joy was a loving homemaker who was active in the United Church and enjoyed creative handwork. Her interests also included travelling and researching her family history.
Predeceased by her loving husband of 59 years, Carrol LeRoy Spiers. Survived by her 4 children: Janis (Dan) Sawatzky, Randy (Lisette) Spiers, Vicki Nelson, Margo Lalonde. Grandchildren: Peter, Rebecca, Katrina (Adam), Cindy, Glen, Matthew, Sabrina and Amber. Great-grandchildren: Phoebe, Brynne, Darren, Maverick and Mason. Joy is also survived by her sisters, Isabelle Kitchener of Courtenay and Gay (Doug) McDonald of Campbell River.
Joy lived with leukemia for many years and died peacefully at Valhaven Home, Abbotsford. The family wishes to thank the wonderful staff at Valhaven Home for their compassionate care.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Canadian Cancer Society or Valhaven Home would be appreciated.