It is with sadness that The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria acknowledges the passing of RASV Life Member, Retired Board Member, Heritage Committee Member and long-time advocate, Mrs Joy Potter.
Joy has been involved with the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria for almost 50 years. Previously her husband Bob Potter had served as President of the RASV.
Joy lived her life as a passionate cattle, sheep and cropping farmer from Caramut in Victoria’s western districts. Joy was a member of the RASV Heritage Committee for over 15 years and during this time she worked hard to preserve the collection and leaves a lasting legacy. Joy’s particular passion was the Minton china and the trophy collection. She was a Board Member of the RASV from 2007 until 2018.
Joy continued to support the Art, Craft and Cookery Competition and was an active steward for 36 years. She was a passionate advocate for the Needlework Tapestry section but always offered to help out in all areas and in any capacity.
An active and passionate Angus stud breeder, Joy was actively involved in the Angus and Beef Cattle Interbreed judging at the Royal Melbourne Show. This involvement included her role on the advisory committee for the 2019 Royal Melbourne Show Angus Feature Show.
Joy was an irreplaceable advocate for the RASV and the Royal Melbourne Show and will be deeply missed by all who had the pleasure of working with her.
A memorial service to celebrate Joy’s life will be held at Saint John's Anglican Church – 21 Regent St, Port Fairy on Friday 2nd August at 1pm. The service will be live streamed at the RASV office, for those unable to travel to Port Fairy.