Advanced Search:

Regular Search
❮ Go Back to Listings


Born: Nov 24, 1924

Date of Passing: Aug 16, 2018

Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory

Adjust Text Size: A+ A-

JOYCE WHITFORD (nee STEVENS) 1924 - 2018 Having lived a happy and fulfilled life of 93 years, Joyce rested her eyes for the last time on Thursday, August 16, 2018, at Sunnywood Manor in Pine Falls, Manitoba. Joyce was born in London, England on November 24, 1924. Growing up, she spent many memorable holidays in Lyme Regis, on the south coast of England. She enrolled in nursing school at South London Hospital in the early 1940s. During that time, she met her future husband, James. After the war, Joyce and James married and started a young family before immigrating to Canada. Joyce continued her nursing career at Toronto Children's Hospital, in Kenora, Ontario and Pine Falls, Manitoba. Joyce enjoyed gardening, sewing, knitting for her grandchildren, watching hockey, social events with family and friends, and in her final year, playing BINGO. Joyce had a great sense of humour and enjoyed a good laugh. She was a lady who enjoyed the simple things in life. She loved all animals and wildlife and had a soft spot for the family pets, including Charlie the chipmunk, her Silver Falls buddy. Joyce was predeceased by her loving husband of 70 years, James; her parents, Fredrick and Phyllis; aunts and uncles. Left with wonderful memories of their mother are her children, Jennifer (Wayne) Dreger, Jillian Whitford, Janice (Raymond) Thompson, Jeffery (Carolyn) Whitford. Joyce also held in her heart nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; her brother Michael (Vera) Stevens, and Michael's son Daniel; sister-in-law Elvira Whitford; nephews, Stephen and David Whitford and their families. A private family gathering will be held. Our heartfelt thanks to the Home Care Team, Dr. Ali, Joanne and the amazing staff at Sunnywood Manor for all the love, care and compassion. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Winnipeg Humane Society, 45 Hurst Way, Winnipeg, MB R3T 0R3 or CancerCare Manitoba Foundation, 1160 - 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9. Wojcik's Funeral Chapels & Crematorium (Serving Beausejour) 204.268.2263 or 1.866.424.6271

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 25, 2018

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • Dear Jennifer, Jill, Janice, Jeffery and family, know that your mom grand-mother, has left a beautiful legacy that will slways live on in you and your families... ...''Love lives forever...'' and memories of your love for your mom, grandmother shine through the sorrow... Lucie Papineau joins me in offering the family our deepest sympathy [for the loss of your mom and dad] and sending you all gentle hugs and prayers..... Love, Lucie Papineau-Carlson Monique Papineau-Lafond - Posted by: Monique Papineau-Lafond (friend) on: Aug 31, 2018

Wojcik's All Beliefs & Faiths Funeral Chapel (Serving Beausejour)

Wojcik's All Beliefs & Faiths Funeral Chapel (Serving Beausejour)

Serving Beausejour (Map)
Ph: 18664246271 | Visit Website

❮ Go Back to Listings