An instrumental figure and housemaster at the Wagga Wagga Agriculture College for 28 years, now known as the CSU School of Agriculture, Mr Joyes died last Thursday 11 October, aged 83.
CSU Vice-Chancellor Professsor Ian Goulter expressed his condolences on behalf of the University, and said Mr Joyes would be missed by those who knew him and remembered for his outstanding contributions to education in the Riverina and to CSU.
Mr Joyes was born in New Zealand and moved to Wagga Wagga with his mother when he was two. After serving in the Royal Australian Air Force he returned to the city.
His popularity among past and present agriculture students was commemorated in 1994 when CSU named Joyes Hall in his honour. Mr Joyes in turn donated a stained glass window that was erected in the front foyer of the building. He was awarded a University Honour Medal in 1978.
Mr Joyes is survived by his wife Fay.