Vale Joyce Larkin
26/08/1927 – 12/09/2022
It is with sadness to acknowledge the passing of former Victorian Ladies Bowls Association (VLBA) President Mrs Joyce Larkin. A member of the Tawonga Bowls Club since 1974 whom held every official position in the club; Secretary, Treasurer and President over a 5 year period, Joyce was also a delegate to North Eastern District Ladies’ Bowling Association for a further three years.
Mrs Larkin was then elected to the North Eastern District Ladies’ Bowling Association where she served on the match committee for four years, Vice President for three years, and President for three years before being elected to State Council in 1994. Mrs Larkin was elected VLBA Vice President 1997 to 2001, before stepping into the role of President from 2001 to 2003.
Mrs Larkin chaired committees responsible for competitions, umpiring, promotions and junior bowls, during which she was the manager of the successful junior girls national championship team and also junior girls test squad. Joyce was also delegate to Women’s Bowls Australia before integrating into Bowls Australia in 2002.
Mrs Larkin is survived by son Jack, daughter in law Julie, grand children Jade, Malcolm, Luke and Lauren, and great grand children Jye, Zach and Adeline.
Our thoughts are with her family at this time.