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Born: Dec 11, 1938

Date of Passing: Jul 11, 2018

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JOYCE PATRICIA LAMB (nee UNFRIED) December 11, 1938 - July 11, 2018 It is with deep regret that we announce the peaceful passing of Joyce Patricia Lamb, our beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend to all who knew her, after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. Joyce is survived by her son Jason (Carole) - Jamie (Dakota), Kevin, Scott; daughter Julie (Cory) - Ryley, Hannah, Ethan; brothers, Bruce, Peter and Charlie; sister Judy and their families; nieces and nephews across Canada, and her beloved Golden Retriever Josie. She was predeceased by her daughter Jill Allison (1974), parents, Frank (1991) and Caroline (1995) Unfried, and husband Jack in January 2018 after 60 years of marriage. Born at St. Boniface Hospital a mere 4lbs 10oz, the eldest of five siblings, Joyce had a heart of gold, living her life according to the Golden rule - "do unto others as you would have them do unto you". Those weren't just words to her - she truly lived her life that way. Joyce attended Lord Kitchener School, was a member of John Black United Church girl's group and had a love for baseball -winning many championships. After school she worked as a dental assistant for good friend, Dr. Ed Jarjour. In 1956 Joyce met a Brit who lived across the street from her home on Robinhood Crescent and they were wed in 1958, later settling in Windsor Park to start their family. In 1972, they moved to Pointe du Bois where Mom made many long lasting friendships, volunteered countless hours as a Sunday school teacher at the Anglican church in Pointe and Lac du Bonnet, a Brownie leader, 4-H organizer, and also coordinated swimming lessons at the local pool. She was an avid bowler, curled in family bonspiels, and learned to ski on the hill at Pointe. She continued her love for baseball as a member of the inaugural Pointe Aliens slo-pitch team. Mom also loved to go camping and travel, spending many summers at Detroit Lakes, up the river at Chulka's Island, big beach, many trips abroad, and a special trip with her dad back to his homeland, Germany in 1983. Although she loved to travel collecting history on her family, her greatest joy was being at home with family and pets - there was no place like home for her. She was a beautiful seamstress whose love for making outfits started at a young age with her sister's dance costumes, kids clothing, Halloween costumes, dresses for graduation and even outfitted a wedding! In 1997 they moved to East Selkirk where they built their dream home equipped with a pool for the grandkids and enough oatmeal, chocolate chip, or ginger cookies to feed a small army. Joyce loved musicals, her favourite being the Sound of Music. She also enjoyed square dancing becoming a member of the Red River Square Dance Club travelling all over to different clubs. Her passion for baseball continued with the Manitoba senior softball games for several years. Joyce was the most awesome Grandma (Buga) anyone could ask for - the cookie jar was always full (unless grandpa had hid them), fresh baking or croutons were always in the oven and she could always be counted on to babysit at the drop of a hat - driving hundreds of miles because that was her joy, making home cooked meals for the family or looking after the family pets (and some she adopted as her own). She loved her role as a caregiver to her family, a job that she never retired from or tired of; she prided herself in knowing everyone's likes or dislikes and went out of her way to make sure everyone was taken care of. She attended every recital, school play, baseball, hockey or soccer game of the grandkids as if it was the first; sometimes multiple events in a day. Joyce loved all creatures great and small, seeing beauty in everything nature had to offer, whether it was a spider web in the old Pointe house or the hummingbirds coming to her feeder. She was a gift to all who knew her, and we will treasure forever the life lessons she taught us in her kindness and her compassion, her recipes, do-it yourself tips and her endless devotion to family. A celebration of her life will be held on Monday, July 30, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Pine Ridge Hollow, 67086 Heatherdale Road, Oakbank. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Winnipeg Humane Society for her love of pets or to the Pinawa Hospital Cancer Care for their most exceptional and compassionate care in her time of need. Wojcik's Funeral Chapels & Crematorium (Serving Beausejour) 204.268.2263 or 1.866.424.6271

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 21, 2018

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • We are so sorry to hear of Joyce passing on. I met Joyce in Grade 1, Joyce and I continued on going to Success Commercial College . Joyce was a great friend. Joyce will be missed by all who knew her. RIP. - Posted by: Jim & Marty Blake (Friend) on: Jul 25, 2018

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