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Date of Passing: Jul 09, 2017

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JOYCE BARRY FRAME 1915 - 2017 On Sunday, July 9, 2017, Joyce Frame passed away peacefully in Grace Hospital at the age of 102. Joyce enjoyed a wonderful 51 year marriage with her husband Jack Frame who passed away in 1992. She is survived by her daughter Jannis (Garry Rogers), grandsons, Ty (Jennette) and John (Jen), great-granddaughter Emily and great-grandson Mark. She is also survived by her brother Crom Smith (Wilma), as well as nieces and nephews, Frank, Lesley, Wendy, Tom, Glen, Don, Denise, Debbie and Donna, all of whom were dear to her. Joyce was predeceased by her parents, Reita Smith and Rev. E. Howard Smith, sisters, Gladys Lane, Norine Kellet and Joan Thompson, and by her brothers, Barry Smith and Flight Lieutenant Bert Smith, who was killed in action during the Second World War. Joyce was born in Emerson, Manitoba on January 23, 1915 and spent her childhood in happy homes in Emerson, Macdonald, Melita, Shoal Lake and Winnipeg. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Manitoba in 1935 and became a career educator. She taught in Macdonald, Gladstone, Stonewall and St. James. At the time of her retirement, she was Vice Principal of Silver Heights Collegiate. After retirement, Joyce and Jack spent six months of the year in their mobile home in St. Petersburg, Florida. The other six months were spent in their new home which she and Jack built on the banks of the Assiniboine River in Kirkfield Park next to property where her parents had built a cottage in the bush in 1931. After Jack's death, Joyce moved into the Metropolitan Kiwanis Courts in Winnipeg. Joyce was a positive contributor to the Courts, organizing and directing the Christmas concerts, Valentine Day celebrations, Pan Am Games productions, poet's circles and many similar endeavours. Family was at the center of Joyce's life. She was often the gracious, efficient hostess on holidays or special family occasions. Many times, she wrote witty stories or poems to honour the achievements of family members. Until the end of her remarkable life, Joyce was truly a Renaissance person. She was interested and knowledgeable in every aspect of life. In her 90s, she took up painting and completed a number of excellent pictures. After 95, she started learning Spanish. She still kept up with world affairs and placed telephone calls well after her 102nd birthday. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Joyce's life will be held on Wednesday, July 19 at 1:30 p.m. at the Metropolitan Kiwanis Courts, 2300 Ness Avenue. A family service and burial will be held at a later date in the Breadalbane Cemetery in Lenore, Manitoba. For those who wish to sign the online Guest Book please visit our website. Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 204-885-9715.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 15, 2017

Condolences & Memories (9 entries)

  • As a former student at Silver Heights I remember Mrs Frame as one who always encouraged me to apply myself because I could do better. Unfortunately, I didn't for one reason or another and eventually quit. Years later we bumped into each other and I was amazed that she remembered my name, and not because I was one of her better students. In hindsight I think she remembered everyone, good or bad, because she was a caring person. I just wish that I could tell her that I did eventually apply myself at university and enjoyed a successful career. You were right, and thank you for caring. - Posted by: Dave Green (former student) on: Sep 26, 2017

  • Joyce was such a beautiful person! My Dad used to live at Kiwanis and introduced me to this lovely lady. She always said 'I was like a breathe of fresh air'. I'm so happy to have know you and will miss you my dear friend. Rest in the peace you so richly deserve! ❤️❤️ - Posted by: Bev from Edmonton (Friend) on: Jul 29, 2017

  • Mrs Frame was my high school counselor at Silver Heights Collegiate from 1960-1963. Thanks to Joyce, I discovered my passion for teaching languages. It was so easy talking to her. Joyce immediately exposed my strengths, helping me to realize that I could do anything to which I put my heart & soul. It does not surprise me that Joyce was truly living beyond 102!! She had such a zest for life & for knowledge. Obviously, we could all learn a few lessons from her on how to enjoy a long, productive life. RIP Joyce💜 - Posted by: Marg(aret) Leslie aka Maggie Carr (Former Silver Heights Student) on: Jul 24, 2017

  • As a former student at Silver Heights Collegiate, I remember Joyce Frame as a dedicated, no-nonsense teacher. She was an excellent educator and was always willing to spend extra time with students who were having difficulty. Once Mrs. Frame taught you something, you didn't forget it. I can still recite the 23rd Psalm in Latin. She had a long, fulfilling life and remained informed and productive into her last years. I regret that I won't be able to attend celebration of life at the Kiwanis Courts. Rest in Peace, Joyce. - Posted by: Carol Guicheret (nee Belcher) (Former Student) on: Jul 18, 2017

  • Joyce was a lovely lady, always with her smiley face. Never a day or once sad or upset. She will be missed. - Posted by: Tran (Former Homecare staff) on: Jul 18, 2017

  • Please accept my condolences on our loss of a lovely lady, Joyce Frame. Joyce was the Vice-Principal at Silver Heights Collegiate when I joined the staff as a rookie teacher in 1965. I could not have had a more gracious, empathic, knowledgeable and helpful mentor. Silver Heights had a remarkable staff and Joyce Frame was an integral part of that staff. I attended her retirement function at which, upon receipt of a gold watch, I remember her making a totally incongruous remark that knocked me off my chair that to this day I cannot believe I heard correctly. Does anyone else recall that remark and its effect? Thanks for the memories, and more. - Posted by: Rudy Peters (Collegue) on: Jul 17, 2017

  • Joyce was a fine educational leader but even more important to us is that she was instrumental in bringing us together. With a grand smile and a twinkle in her eye she introduced us to each other near the front office of SHCI. That introduction has thus far given us a grand married life of 48 years and we constantly remember Joyce as being the one who triggered the beginning of our romance! Rest peacfully and happily Joyce. You have been such a truly fine and wonderful lady. Pat and Gary Hamilton - Posted by: Gary and Patrici Hamilton (Fellow educators) on: Jul 17, 2017

  • I worked at Kiwanis for many years and Joyce was a lovely lady always a kind work a lovely smile for anyone new or old she will be missed - Posted by: kathy (homecare ) on: Jul 15, 2017

  • Joyce was one in a million ... within all of her walks of life. She had a graciousness beyond compare - and I can't begin to describe how much I appreciated and enjoyed having her as my aunt. Joyce had a gift for making people feel special and accomplished and welcome. I have known this to be true from the time I spent my first week of life as a howling guest in her home ... through all of the Christmas mornings of my childhood and teen years being invited to join her family in the magic of stockings and gift opening ... to the many hours we spent years later discussing plans for her latest musical production at her seniors residence. Whenever I was privileged to spend time in Joyce's aura, I felt as if my ideas and actions had captured her whole attention. Her genuine interest in whatever I had to say made me feel clever and valued. I am sure I am not alone amongst my relatives in feeling this way in Joyce's presence ..... and I can imagine what a marvellous teacher she must have been in the classroom! Joyce also had a gift for bringing people together. And if you combine that with her artistic talents and creativity, there was no limit to what she could contribute to the lives of those around her. During her retirement years in Florida, Joyce realized that something needed to be done to bring some communal fun to their mobile home court. So, she rallied her winter neighbours into taking part in an annual variety show which Joyce organized and produced. Then, when she moved into a seniors residence in Winnipeg, she was proactive once again. For over a decade, Joyce wrote and directed numerous musical theatre concerts at Kiwanis Courts. She recruited singers, actors and dancers from her fellow residents and created an original annual production that brought joy and laughter and a grand sense of community to her new home. Joyce has been an inspiration to me for my whole life. She has taught me the value of living life to its fullest .... the value of making others feel good about themselves .... and the value of sharing joy and experiences with those around me. Thank you, Joyce! I am going to miss you more than I can say. - Posted by: Wendy Kellet (niece) on: Jul 15, 2017

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