In memory of Joyce Underwood
It's with heavy hearts we announce that Joyce Underwood from Tsawout First Nation and a member of the RRU Elders Circle has passed away suddenly on Monday.
Joyce was a huge advocate for education and gave unconditional support not only to the Indigenous Education & Student Services department here on campus but also to the University of Victoria, Office of Indigenous Affairs and Camosun College's, Indigenous Education & Community Connections department.
Joyce had such an amazing spirit and was always willing to share her stories. I can guarantee throughout the traditional lands, many can think of a moment they spent with her and without hesitation let out a chuckle based on the memories and spirit imprint she left upon us.
O'siem! Hay’sxw’qa si’em!
For those who may be interested, here is the prayer and funeral service information:
Prayer Service - Thursday, 21 May, 7:00 p.m. - Tsawout Gym
Funeral - Friday, 22 May, 9:30 a.m. - Tsawout Gym