Joyce Mary Begg
Born October 5, 1933
in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Joyce Mary Begg (nee Sutherland) was granted her angel wings on August 6, 2012 at her family home in Lac La Hache. Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends that Joyce had touched in some small way throughout her very memorable life. Those that were touched by her special smile and her tenacity for life will always treasure the memories.
Through her battle with cancer, she gave us all such courage and hope and reminded us of the preciousness of life.
Her interests included family, gardening, sewing and cruising the open ocean. She devoted much of her time and energy as a caregiver to family members.
Joyce is survived by her loving husband George Begg; son Tim Begg (Bronnie); daughter Julie Watson (Bruce); grandchildren Nick Watson (Heather), Brandon Watson; and great-grandchildren Lucas, Averie (Nick) and Alexis (Brandon). As well as her brothers; Ken Sutherland (Joy), Harry Sutherland (Linda) and Alex Sutherland (Joy) and many extended family.
Expressing the sentiments of her grandson:
(author David Harkins)
“You can shed tears that she is gone,
or you can smile because she has lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that she’ll come back,
or you can open your eyes and see all she’s left.
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her,
or you can be full of the love you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday,
or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember her only that she is gone,
or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind,
be empty and turn your back.
Or you can do what she’d want:
smile, open your eyes, love and go on.”
Love you and miss you so much already!
Forever in our hearts.
At her request, no service will be held.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to British Columbia Guide Dog Services.