Joyce Ganong has been writing all of her life, but No Fear in Death's Light is her first book.
Fascinated by stories told by international visitors to her family’s dinner table, she began her own travels at age twenty-one as a volunteer teacher in Tanzania. Her letters from Africa echoed that ancient thrum of life—her way of sharing her experiences with family and friends, and introducing them to the unfamiliar.
Africa anchored Joyce’s awareness of the importance of nutrition. Returning to Canada, she earned a Master of Science degree in Human Nutrition. Again, she wanted to share her knowledge and was at the forefront of nutrition education, developing food and nutrition teaching tools to engage students in the delicious art of eating well. Her articles on health and wellness appeared in national and local publications, including Canadian Living and B.C. Runner.
Joyce’s passion for building community has been widely recognized; she is recipient of a Rotary Integrity Award and the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for her community service, among other accolades.
When she’s not writing, Joyce spends time with her husband, Gordon, her two daughters, and grandchildren, and she continues to volunteer. She served as Co-Chair of Vital Conversations, now a national initiative of the Community Foundations of Canada. She lives on Bowen Island, B.C.
No Fear in Death’s Light: My Hospital Adventure in Tuscany
by Joyce Ganong
Joyce and her husband are celebrating their twenty-fifth anniversary with a trip to Italy. On the second day, Joyce is gripped by excruciating pain in her abdomen. Rushed to the hospital, she undergoes emergency surgery. During her ordeal, Joyce is comforted by experiences that reveal startling truths––among them: there is no need to fear death.
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