This information about the passing of Joyce Carruthers comes from John Sheridan.
Joyce (Schofield) Carruthers
CARRUTHERS, Joyce (nee Schofield) Born May 31, 1937 in North Wales, UK. It is with the greatest sadness and shock that we announce the sudden passing of our mother on September 25th, 2010. Grannie Joyce will be lovingly remembered for her endless energy and spirit. Small in stature but large in life. She knew many and touched even more. A wife, mother and grandmother with a passion for natural landscapes, rare plants, rock gardens and adventure she travelled extensively in later life spending time in Karlik, Czech Republic and touring faraway places with her best friend Zdenek Zvolanek (aka ZZ). Her love of rock gardens and alpine plants matured with some significant works created in Colorado, Scotland and Denmark for all to enjoy. Editing journals and authoring plant related masterpieces demonstrated her devotion to correctness. Grannie Joyce is predeceased by her husband, Lester and her sister Renee. She is survived by two sisters, Alma Schofield and Mollie Evans (nee Schofield), her daughter Amanda Carruthers (John Ellis) and grandchildren Ffion and Evan, her daughter Zoe Strand (Alan) and grandchildren Keenan, Sinclair and Cooper and her son Philip Carruthers (Alison) and grandchildren Tegan, Tessni, Marin and Bryan. She will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by all who knew her. A gathering in her memory is planned October 8th at 1:30pm, McCall Bros. Funeral Home, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. A reception will follow the gathering. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the charity of your choice.