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Date of Passing: Jan 20, 2020Offer Condolences or Memory
While we are heartbroken to lose our Mum, we know that our Mum and Dad have been reunited once again, which brings us great joy.
Mum was a strong woman of faith who taught us all what it meant to be truly loved. Mum was always our number one, steadfastly loyal fan who stood by us in good times and in bad. She was never afraid to go to bat for anyone who was important to her!
One of Mum's greatest joys was becoming a grandmother and great-grandmother, roles that she was incredible at! Mum was a gifted knitter and she used that skill to make each and every one of her grandchildren something beautiful that they will always treasure.
A poem that meant a lot to mum was "Footprints in the Sand", in which the last verse reads; "My precious, precious child, I love you, and I will never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering when there were only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you". Those words most certainly gave Mum comfort in her last days and will continue to give her family and loved one's comfort in the days ahead.
Joyce will be greatly missed by her family, but we are so thankful for the legacy that both Mum and Dad have left for us. Mum was predeceased by our dad, her husband Robert of over 65 years. She is survived by their children; Robert (Pat), Sandra (Gary), Andrew (Debbie) and Valerie (Michael). In addition, Gramma greatly loved her grandchildren, Lauren (Joel), Rob, Margaret (Terry), Kathleen, William, Jennifer (Fredy), Kaitlyn (Jarred), Ashley (Gabe), Emma, Alexander and Samuel; and her great-grandchildren, Rory, Arlo, Breanne, Micah, Anthony, Jeremiah, Isaac, Sophia, Benjamin and Aiden.
The Celebration of Life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 1, at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Avenue. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Joyce's life.
The family suggests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the M. S. Society.
For those who wish to sign the online
Guest Book please visit www.chapellawn.ca
Chapel Lawn Funeral Home
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 25, 2020
Condolences & Memories (3 entries)
Andrew & Family - sending my deepest condolences and warmest thoughts. I have no doubt she was an amazing woman. - Posted by: Tyler Pritchard (Friend) on: Jan 27, 2020
My deepest condolences to you all. Joyce’s spirit and love life and family will be missed. - Posted by: Barb Christie (Valerie’s Sisters-in-law ) on: Jan 25, 2020
Joyce was an amazing lady that loved her family very much . It has been a true blessing having known both Robert and Joyce. Prayers to the family... Love Pete & Louise - Posted by: Louise and Pete (Friends) on: Jan 25, 2020
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