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Joyce, Richard (Rick)

(September 6th, 2023)

It is with sadness the family of Richard (Rick) Joyce announces his passing in Kamloops at the age of 77 after a brief illness.

Born October 14th, 1945, in Victoria, BC, Rick passed away peacefully on September 6, 2023, in Kamloops, BC.

Rick was predeceased by his parents, William Joyce and Alice Joyce, and his spouse, Kim Nakano.

Rick will be greatly missed by his surviving family members including his siblings Mark Joyce (Madeleine) of Nelson, Brenda Joyce (Ray) of Tucson, Arizona, Greg Joyce (Marlene) of Vancouver, Paul Joyce (Lynda) of Salt Spring Island, his niece Robyn Joyce (Chris) of Castlegar, and nephew Michael Joyce (Courtney) of Nelson.

A graduate of Notre Dame University of Nelson and the University of Alberta, Rick was a career teacher, having served for decades in the Kamloops School District.

Rick was an avid photographer and an award-winning member of several photography clubs. He also enjoyed cross-country skiing and fishing. He was a co-founder of the Nelson Road Kings Car Club.

Rick’s family wishes to extend our heartfelt thanks to the doctors and nurses at Royal Inland Hospital, including Nurse Janet and Care Aide Judy, for their compassionate care.

We also wish to thank Rick’s Kamloops neighbours Todd and Janet Farnsworth, Paul and Marilee Welch, and Rick’s life-long friend Paul Bickert of Kelowna for their many acts of kindness in assisting Rick.

There will be no service. Tributes may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada and the Canadian Red Cross.

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