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Born: Jul 28, 1940

Date of Passing: Jun 21, 2018

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JOYCE ANNE SCHINKEL (nee KINDEFORA) Joyce Anne Schinkel passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at the age of 77 years. Joyce was born on July 28, 1940 in Beausejour, MB. Joyce was raised on a farm in the Brokenhead area and attended Brokenhead School and Beausejour Collegiate. Following high school, she attended Manitoba Teacher's College. On July 8, 1961, Joyce married her high school sweetheart, Harold, and they enjoyed 56 happy years together until his passing in 2017. Joyce began her teaching career in Allegra, MB at Bonar Law School and then moved on to Winnipeg to teach at Lord Kitchener and Maple Leaf schools. After 13 years, she chose to leave teaching and dedicate her time to raising her family. Joyce was a gracious hostess and enjoyed baking a wide variety of treats for her family and friends. She loved gardening and it was evident in her yard and abundant vegetable garden. Joyce was extremely proud of her grandchildren and always looked forward to hearing about their interests and accomplishments. Joyce is survived by her children, Lori (Nolan) Suss and Dean (Christie) Schinkel; grandchildren, Kyla and Kendra Suss and Eric and Amber Schinkel; sisters, Ethel (Andy) Koshelanyk and Lorraine (Gary) Hlady; brothers-in-law, Elvin (Yvette), Reinhardt (Evelyn) and Leslie (Elizabeth); sisters-in-law, Norma (Harold) Malkoske and Betty Schinkel; and many nieces, nephews and friends. Joyce was predeceased by her husband Harold, parents, Paul and Jean Kindefora, sister Connie (Larry) Zieske and brother-in-law Ronald Schinkel. A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 211 Kimberly Ave., with Rev. Bruce Gelhorn officiating. Interment will follow in Glen Eden Cemetery. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Joyce may be made to the Grace Lutheran Memorial Fund. Glen Eden Funeral Home & Cemetery 204-338-7111

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 23, 2018

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • Dear Lori, Dean and all of the family, So very sorry for the loss of your mom. She will be missed dearly by all. I think of Joyce and Harold, and the fun times dancing to the music of Polka bands at the Local Legions and Community Halls. Joyce, was a lovely, kind lady with the perfect hair style from the "Great Generation" has left us. She has joined Harold and they are dancing together from the heavens above. Deepest, heartfelt condolences to you. God bless you Joyce, until we meet long. - Posted by: Melony Biedler (Cousin) on: Jul 11, 2018

  • Growing up in Brokenhead I walked past Joyce's home on my way to school and remember her sitting on the front steps to greet Ethel at the end of the school day. The hospitality of the Kindefora home was always warm and welcoming, with three generations vivid in my mind. My sincerest condolances to the family on the loss of Joyce. Victoria and Al - Posted by: Victoria (Mosquin) Olchowecki (friend) on: Jun 25, 2018

  • Our sincere condolences on the loss of your Mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Cherish all your memories. - Posted by: Genny & George Carriere (Friends) on: Jun 23, 2018

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