In Memoriam Bradley Joyce

In Memoriam

Bradley Joyce

Bradley Joyce - 1977 - 2012


Bradley Joyce was a talented and creative member of our Bow Valley community. Like so many of us
here, he moved to the region for reasons of livelihood, yet ultimately found in the mountains so much
more – a complete lifestyle that he committed to with energy and enthusiasm. Each season found
him outside with friends at any opportunity, living an integrated life that seemed to return to him a
particular joy and feeling of belonging.

Bradley worked as a chef at The Banff Centre, where his ideas and strong work ethic earned him many
friends and much professional respect. He spent a great deal of his regular time-off cragging nearby,
mountain biking, or skiing, and his weekends and vacations were often invested on bigger peaks and
more extended efforts. He came to rock climbing early, while in High School in Ottawa, and his devotion
grew when he came west. He simply loved being out-of-doors. He also loved bringing people together,
and Bradley was always bubbling with stories of his most recent adventure, and his plans for the next

Bradley passed away Sunday, August 19th 2012, in a crevasse fall while descending from Mt. Robson.
Recognizing his chosen passions and with understanding for his friends’ feeling of loss, Bradley’s parents
Ian and Sharon kindly requested that, in lieu of placing flowers at a memorial, those who wished to
show their appreciation for Bradley’s life, and sympathy for his family, could donate to The Association
of Bow Valley Rock Climbers.

TABVAR members are touched by the Joyce family’s gesture, and we promise to honour its intent of
making the Bow Valley area a safer place to climb. In the short time since the memorial, donations to
TABVAR in Bradley’s name have already been significant, coming to us from all parts of the country. Our
thanks go out to all of you - this generosity will enable our organization to better serve our mandate,
and to consider new areas of need, or special projects that might now be possible with increased

TABVAR would like to acknowledge gracious donations from:

Larry Agnew
Todd Andrews
Hilda Beehler
Ora Bolander
Barry Bradley
Steve and Janet Bradley
Adele and Rino Brazzoni
Jay and Bill Byers
Canadian Maple Wings Association High Flyers of the 60’s
Lee Carter
Kelli Cornforth
Joe Doy-Yat and girls
Serge and Kathryn Drouin
Janice Durston
The Foucault Family
Sharon Fortin
Bryan and Maureen Godfrey
John and Sharron Hanna
Chris Hill
Daisuke Hirai
Noriko Hiraoka
Peter Hume
Takako Ichihara
Robert Irving
James (Jim) Johnson
Roxy Johnston
John and Nancy Jonkman
Agnes Joyce
Dan and Sally Joyce and Family
Frank and Lorna Joyce and Family
Howard and Jennifer Joyce and Family
Sean and Janet Joyce and Family
Don and Sandra Lacey
Richard Lacey
Alex & Jade Lai
Corinne Lusty
The Lutes Family
Christine and Al Macfarlane
Ian and Joan MacNeil
Louis Marchand
James E McStravick
Doug and Linda McEwen
Bob and Anita Mitchell
Jim Mitchell
Yosuke Mizuna
Judy and Brian Mulvihill
Nepean Sailing Club
Barry & Diane O’Gorman
John & Florence Pappain
Graeme and Laura Parkinson
Kathryn Philpott
Melody Pilgrim
Charles and Johanne Richer
Caroline Robichon
Tracy Ross
Rose Ryan
Tobias Schilk
Mrs B.P. Shean
Donald Sinclair-Chenier
Lynne Stanley
Frank Turner
Vyonne Vallier
Danielle Vinette
James and Jane Wolfe
Doug Yurik
Nancy and Ted Zahavich
Zoey Zuppinger