The Shuswap Hospital Foundation was very saddened with the passing of Joy Johnston. Joy and her husband Lloyd have been very generous supporters of the Foundation and we are proud to recognize them as Patrons of the Foundation.
Joy was a Registered Nurse who served patients at the Shuswap Lake General Hospital for many years and continued to do so after her retirement serving as a volunteer greeter on a regular basis. She was very active with the Shuswap Lake Health Care Auxiliary and contributed her time and energy without reservation in so many ways.
Joy was so well known and loved, as attested to by the large crowd who attended her funeral at the First United Church in Salmon Arm on September 3rd. Her happy face and helpful attitude will be sorely missed at the greeter’s desk.
Thanks to her sons there soon will be a bench bearing her name and memory on the path around McGuire Lake. No doubt she will be remembered with appreciation when weary passers-by stop to rest themselves on her bench.