Al Joynes, 76, of Oliver, B.C., passed away Sunday, April 25, 1999 at McKinney Place Extended Care Unit in Oliver. He was born Sept. 9, 1922 in Northampton, England.
Mr. Joynes will be lovingly remembered by his family, including Chris, his devoted wife of 55 years; his children, Donna (John) Kelso, Diane (Darcy) Oliver, and Jim (Lynn) Joynes; five grandchildren, Kristy, Kim, Pam, Debbie, and Chanda; and two great-grandchildren, Kyle and Chelsi.
Also surviving are three sisters in England; two sisters-in-law, Kay (Rollie) Langlois of B.C. and Betty Madill of Manitoba; and several nieces and nephews.
Following the Second World War, Al came to Canada in 1947, initially settling in Manitoba. In 1956, he moved to Barwick, Ont., where he owned and operated the Barwick garage for a number of years.
In 1962, he moved to Fort Frances, Ont., where he worked for Henry Motors and later for MacDonald Motors, until he retired in 1985. He was an active curler in Manitoba, Barwick, and Fort Frances.
In 1988, Al and Chris moved to the Okanagan, settling in Osoyoos for a year before moving to Oliver.
A private family memorial gathering was held Saturday, May 1, 1999 in Oliver.
In memoriam donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society, Box 1423, P.B.C., Kelowna, B.C., V1Y 7V8.