This fund was established in 2019 by friends and family of Joyce Paynter, to provide a memorial award to a deserving student attending UPEI, Holland College or Collège Acadie Î.-P.-É., to pay tribute to the legacy she left serving her country, her family and her community and in particular, The Royal Canadian Legion.
Originally from Leicester, England, Joyce was a proud veteran and British war bride. She was a private in the Canadian Armed Forces, Canadian Women's Army Corps assigned to the 43rd company out of Canada's military headquarters in London during the Second World War. She married Arthur Paynter in 1943 while volunteering with the British Red Cross and, without yet setting foot on Canadian soil, enlisted with the Canadian Armed Forces.
Joyce was a lifelong advocate for peace, lived very lean and was her family was very important to her. She gave tirelessly to her community, her country and to her family. Joyce passed in July of 2019.