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Born: Sep 05, 1938

Date of Passing: Sep 18, 2017

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JOYCE CHRISTINE EDWARDS (nee SHEPHERD) Joyce Edwards of Portage la Prairie, MB, at the age of 78 years, passed away on September 18, 2017. She is survived by her husband Victor Plaseski Edwards, her husband of 57 years. She is also survived by her son Lorne Edwards of Winnipeg and her grandchildren, Victoria Edwards and Hudson Edwards also of Winnipeg. Joyce was born on September 5, 1939 the only child of Frank and Anastazia Shepherd who predeceased her. For many years, Joyce supported her son as a competitive figure skater and was involved in skating clubs in Portage la Prairie, Winnipeg, London, Ontario and Regina. She was an avid reader and sports fan and valued friendships made while employed at Manitoba Crop Insurance. Her colleagues greatly valued her caring, thoughtfulness and friendly manner. The family is grateful for the compassionate, caring and professional staff of Misericordia Health Centre, Concordia Hospital and Portage District General Hospital. Special thanks to Bob and Nan Mulvey and niece Cindy Plaseski for their friendship and support. In keeping with Joyce's wishes, a public funeral and visitation will not be held. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the Skate Canada, Manitoba Grassroots Bursary Trust in support of amateur figure skating in Manitoba ab_6GO699msTCV6GO699msTCV or Skate Canada, Manitoba Grassroots Bursary Trust, 145 Pacific Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2Z6 or through e-transfer at: Condolences may be left at our website: www.ronaldmoffitmemorialservices. com/obituaries.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 23, 2017

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