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A Rose for Joyce by Dieffi A Rose for Joyce :icondieffi:Dieffi 78 12 The Big Dog In All Of Us. by hlaurah The Big Dog In All Of Us. :iconhlaurah:hlaurah 5 2 Fog by hlaurah Fog :iconhlaurah:hlaurah 16 6 Autumn Gate by nikonS210 Autumn Gate :iconnikons210:nikonS210 14 7 Castle Square by nikonS210 Castle Square :iconnikons210:nikonS210 21 16 Ab11 Autumn is here by Xantipa2 Ab11 Autumn is here :iconxantipa2:Xantipa2 36 15 Our furry  darlings ... by Xantipa2 Our furry darlings ... :iconxantipa2:Xantipa2 23 34 Dolomity...2 by Xantipa2 Dolomity...2 :iconxantipa2:Xantipa2 34 16 Raccoons by hlaurah Raccoons :iconhlaurah:hlaurah 4 3 Raccoon by hlaurah Raccoon :iconhlaurah:hlaurah 6 4 Forsaken by hlaurah Forsaken :iconhlaurah:hlaurah 13 4 Basket gift by Lintu47 Basket gift :iconlintu47:Lintu47 861 247 Lost child by Lintu47 Lost child :iconlintu47:Lintu47 144 24 That far off look by The-Dude-L-Bug That far off look :iconthe-dude-l-bug:The-Dude-L-Bug 15 9 Iridescent eyed Crane Fly by The-Dude-L-Bug Iridescent eyed Crane Fly :iconthe-dude-l-bug:The-Dude-L-Bug 8 1


Moody Cow by Lazlowoodbine2010 Moody Cow :iconlazlowoodbine2010:Lazlowoodbine2010 29 7


Final Post

Journal Entry: Thu Feb 9, 2012, 10:21 PM

My name is Susan and I am one of Joyce's daughters. Being that I am not familiar with navigating in this site, I can only hope that this message reaches those it is intended for. Mom fought courageously, but lost her short battle with cancer on Dec. 11, 2011 after completing her treatment in Vancouver and returning home to the Peace Country she so loved.

While still undergoing treatment in Vancouver, Mom asked me to post a final message, should she be unable to do so, to all her DA friends, a farewell so to speak, and let everyone know she would not be returning.

The deep affection she felt towards many of her DA online friends was apparent during our long conversations while in Vancouver. I would like all of you to know the great pleasure she took working with her photography and corresponding with her friends on this site. After viewing your comments, I would like to thank all of you for your words of encouragement and your very kind thoughts, I know she would have been deeply touched.

Mom was a very private person but I would like to give you a little glimpse into the life of this most extraordinary and much loved woman. Mom loved the Peace River area and often referred to it as 'God's Country'. She would rise to the occasion if anyone tried to convince her there was a better place to live. Mom was an accomplished horsewoman, owning and working with horses all her life. She was her daughter's and grandchildren's trainer and coach at horse shows and could often be seen encouraging them on the sidelines at local shows. She was also a dog lover and for the past five years was seldom seen without her faithful Zeus at her side. Mom was an avid historian and could be found sitting at her computer into the wee hours of the morning researching and compiling family history. She was an artisan, painting with oils and in earlier years, sketching in charcoal or pencil. She loved to decorate elaborate cakes for family occasions. For the past ten years Mom's passion has been photography. Her great love of nature and family can clearly be seen when one views her extraordinary work. She was often seen dipping and diving with her camera slung around her neck amongst the wild flowers, scouring the hills, and hiking mountains for the perfect photo. Her Grandchildren were often her subjects and she always managed to capture those timeless moments. Her artistic talents were limitless.

Mom was fiercely loyal to her family and was not only a beloved and inspiring mother to her six chilren, but a mother to many, many more, including her foster children for many years. Her love and inspiration will be greatly missed.

Being that I don't know exactly where this message is going to post to, I will try to post it to another area in Mom's site. My hope is to reach as many of her cherished friends as possible.

Again, thank you to all for your very caring, thoughtful comments posted on this site.


  • Listening to: Dixie Chicks
  • Reading: 'puter' screen
  • Watching: My computer screen.
  • Playing: nothing
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: green tea and lemon


Well after many requests, here is an ID for me. It was a very hot day and Zeus and I paused in the cool shade before resuming my hunt for butterflies with the hopes of capturing some pictures.

Current Residence: Canada
Print preference: mat
Favourite genre of music: Country/Folk, Classical, Celtic
Favourite photographer: Several right here on dA
Favourite style of art: Art in all forms.
Operating System: Windows XP
Shell of choice: Walnut
Skin of choice: Mine
Favourite cartoon character: Road Runner
Personal Quote: "You'll Get Over It:"



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superpower-pnut Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2017
Once again, we honor your birthday, even though you are no longer with us.  I hope you are smiling down on us as we fondly think of you!
Dieffi Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
                       Gift4u by Drury-Lane         
                         Happy Birthday (Animated) by Lacerem 
holymacro Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2017
Happy Birthday!!!May you have a awesome day and many more!!!God bless!Hugs!  Glen:icontoyhorseplz:  :iconrainbowbummiecakeplz::iconrainbowbummiecakeplz::iconrainbowbummiecakeplz::happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce:
GabrielBB Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2017
:icontransparentplz::icontransparentplz::icontransparentplz: Happy Birthday by freemax  


:icontransparentplz::iconsparklesplz:  :iconhappysunplz:    !!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!   :iconhappysunplz:  :iconsparklesplz: 


:icontransparentplz::iconbouquetplz: :iconbouquetplz: :iconbouquetplz::iconbouquetplz: :iconbouquetplz: :iconbouquetplz: :iconbouquetplz:

sinantr35 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2016
mY deAr FRieNd,
WisHinG yOu a MeerY ChRisTmas
Be bLesSeD wiTh pEacE & jOY
superpower-pnut Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016
You are missed!  Your art is missed!  Much love to you and your family!
JocelyneR Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016
:iconclearflowerplz:  Dear Joyce, I will always miss you!  :iconclearflowerplz:
Dieffi Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer

     a rose for a birthday by Dieffi     happy day by Dieffi

                          (((Happy Birthday 2U!!))) by LOVEMAYU 

     congratulations by Dieffi      enjoy the frog party by Dieffi    

holymacro Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016
Happy Birthday!!!May you have a awesome day and many more!!!God bless!Hugs!  Glen:icontoyhorseplz:  :iconrainbowbummiecakeplz::iconrainbowbummiecakeplz::iconrainbowbummiecakeplz::happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce:
superpower-pnut Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016
I'll bet every day is an awesome day for her.
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