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Date of Passing: Aug 16, 2021

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1930 – 2021

It is with sadness that the family of Joyce Keating announce her passing on August 16, 2021.
Left to cherish her memory are loving husband Jack; daughter Terry Maxwell (Dawn, Sheri-Lyn, Jacquie, and Ryan); son Jeff Maxwell and wife Alison (Kristin and Trinda); daughter-in-law Lori Maxwell (Angela, Megan, and Gerrit); stepson Gerrit Maxwell and wife Els (Gerrit Jr. and Réne) of the Netherlands; stepdaughter Teri Gartner and husband Mike (Joel); stepson Dean Keating and wife Debbie (Chad and Drew); brother Jeff Jopp (Velma) of Estevan. Joyce also leaves 13 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and 12 great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her son Ross; and brothers, Jim and Jack.
Joyce was born in Kaleida, MB to Charles and Myrtle Jopp (Galbraith). The family moved to Snowflake, MB. She married Boyd Maxwell in 1947 and they had three children, Terry, Jeff, and Ross. She entered nursing training in 1965, and while living in Manitou, nursed there until 1974. When the marriage ended in divorce she relocated to Winnipeg. She started nursing at St. Boniface Hospital, working there until retirement. Joyce received Nurse of the Year Award in 1984 from St. Boniface Hospital which made her very proud of her years of service to a profession she loved.
In 1988 Joyce retired and married Jack Keating the same year. They had a happy life together travelling extensively through Canada and United States for a few years with their travel trailer, covering every province and state, except Alaska and Hawaii. They purchased a "place in the sun" in Mesa, AZ in 1990 and were able to spend six months every winter for 14 years. Many friendships were formed and have endured through the years.
In 1992 they moved to Carman, MB. They loved the rural life, both having come from small towns. They made many friends on and off the golf course, and thoroughly enjoyed entertaining family and friends in their home. Joyce loved her flower beds. Knitting, ceramics, bead work, oil painting and reading were other hobbies. But her home was her "castle". Joyce was always cleaning, decorating and changing things around, enjoying every minute of it. Her life was full and happy and she was very content. What more could one ask for at the end of the trail than to love and be loved in return?
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, August 23 at Carman Pentecostal Church (Hwy. 3 east of Carman) with Rev. Kenyon officiating. All attendees must be fully vaccinated and wear a mask. Interment of ashes in Greenwood Cemetery, Carman.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Boniface Hospital Foundation, 409 Tache Ave. C1026, Winnipeg, MB R2H 2A6.
Special thanks to hospital staff at Boundary Trails.

Doyle's Funeral Home, Carman
in care of arrangements.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 21, 2021

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • Our condolences on the passing of Joyce. Though we haven't seen her and Jack in many years we have fond memories of the many work functions from my Canada Packers Poultry days. Joyce and Jack were one of the nicest couples you could meet. Our deepest sympathies. Charlie and Nanci Dagg - Posted by: Charles and Nancy Dagg ( Friend) on: Aug 22, 2021

  • We first met Joyce at a curling club and hit it off from our first meeting. We enjoyed spending time with Joyce and Jack (usually at a curling club) before we moved out of province. Since our return a couple of years ago we managed to get in a couple of very memorable visits to Carmen, for which we are grateful. Joyce will always be remembered by us as; warm, kind and welcoming, which was always complimented with an infectious smile. She will be sadly missed by everyone that knew her. With our most sincere sympathy. Don & Cindy - Posted by: Donald & Cindy Boss (Friends ) on: Aug 21, 2021

  • We are very sad to read about Joyce’s passing. Although we haven’t seen her in many years, we still remember the laughs on weekends in Manitou! - Posted by: Wayne and Linda Rudd (Acquaintance ) on: Aug 21, 2021

  • I was a neighbor of Jack and Joyce in Carman for a short time. Very nice friendly people. - Posted by: Blair Swanson (Friend ) on: Aug 21, 2021

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