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Date of Passing: Mar 21, 2020

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Our beloved mother, Joyce Milgaard passed away, with family at her side, on March 21, 2020, at the age of 89 years.
She will be lovingly remembered by her children: sons, David (Cristina) and Chris (Kathy), and daughters, Susan and Maureen (Kelly), as well as numerous relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her loving husband Lorne.
A celebration of Joyce's life will be held in the summer.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Christian Science Reading Room Outreach Program or a charity of your choice.
Arrangements by Bardal Funeral Home.

"Ye shall know the Truth,
and the Truth shall make you free."

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 01, 2020

Condolences & Memories (14 entries)

  • Sorry for your loss. She will be rewarded for all the good work she has done. God bless - Posted by: Grace Martens (coworker with Maureen) on: Apr 15, 2020

  • Sorry for your loss Dave. I know how much she meant to you. My deepest sympathies and condolences - Posted by: Mike Mikolajczyk (Friend ) on: Apr 04, 2020

  • So sorry to hear of Joyce' passing. I remember hearing about her long fight for David, and then meeting David as his Teacher for a while at Stony. There was something about him from the beginning that made me believe in his innocence. Thankful that Joyce's love and perseverance proved fruitful ! Sincere condolences to David and the whole family. Your mother's love was very special !! - Posted by: Don Lewis (former Teacher to David) on: Apr 02, 2020

  • God Bless you Mrs Milgaard. You fought for your Son because He was Innocent and always respected your Courage and Determination.God Bless The Milgaard Family. - Posted by: Anthony Guzzi (Admirer) on: Apr 02, 2020

  • I worked with Joyce (down her basement as at that time, space was "difficult" for her) to do typing for her as she worked diligently to have her precious son released from prison. I was so impressed at the love she had for David and how she wanted to make this right. She succeeded. A woman to be admired (and missed). My condolences to the entire family! She was an awesome person. - Posted by: Judy Hall (Admirer) on: Apr 02, 2020

  • Remember David's story vividly and believed him from the beginning. Followed Joyce's journey and admired her strength and strong will. David, glad you had a few years with your beloved Mom. Peace be with the family at this difficult time. - Posted by: Marilyn Ostryznik (Onlooker) on: Apr 01, 2020

  • I am so very sorry for the family. I followed the story all through the years. Never underestimate a Mother's love and how well she knows her children. Rest in peace dearest one. My heart goes out for all the family, however especially for David who has lost the one who never ever gave up on him. Live well and long, you are her legacy. - Posted by: Caroline Weakley (onlooker) on: Apr 01, 2020

  • Although I didn't know her personally, Canadians respect the love and hard work she did for her son. Fierce Spirit! God Bless your family! - Posted by: Tracy (admirer) on: Apr 01, 2020

  • I will call you supermom! To stand up and fight for your son was just something to see and you were right all along. Amazing lady you worked hard for your wings Its time for rest but we all know u will still be watching over your family. - Posted by: karen (a fan) on: Apr 01, 2020

  • I have watched you fight for what was right since I was a young girl. May you RIP sending Love and Prayers to your friends and family. - Posted by: Janice M. Morin (admirer) on: Apr 01, 2020

  • You were a force to be reckoned with and your love for your son was greater than words can express. I will always admire your strength and courage and hope to meet you if god allows. One of your biggest spiritual supports when times were tough. - Posted by: Wendy Hart (Admirer ) on: Apr 01, 2020

  • Sincere condolences to all of your family, I have kept you in my thoughts all these years, wishing all of you a peaceful future, take good care. Linda - Posted by: Linda Wolch (friend) on: Apr 01, 2020

  • You were an excellent example for all of us - and you were greatly admired for the strength of your love !! Thank you 💛 - Posted by: Wendy Winslow (Just a news reader.) on: Apr 01, 2020

  • From a mom to a mom I know your love ❤️ I understand the strength May you now find peace and rest You aced it, I look forward to meeting again and share that beautiful place we all know is home I love you and the mom inside!!! - Posted by: Karenevans (Friend and co worker ( fairweather properties )) on: Apr 01, 2020

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