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Born: Nov 12, 1940

Date of Passing: Jun 12, 2021

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It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Joy Anderson Saturday, June 12, 2021, at Red River Place in Selkirk, MB.
She leaves her loving husband Lorne one day shy of their 62nd Wedding Anniversary.
Joy will be lovingly remembered and missed by husband Lorne; daughters, Lauren, Rhonda (Buzz) and Tracey (Brad); five grandchildren, Dana, Desmond (Char), Jade, Steven (Terrilynn) and Dallas; ten great-grandchildren, Taylor (Ryan), Zachary, Abby, River, Kalib, Lilly, Aurora, Troy, Sadie (Logan) and Keara (Jared), and two great-great-grandchildren, Luna and Jake. She will also be missed by sister Lynda Henkell and brother Raymond Fawcett (Betty); sisters-in-law, Helen, Donna (Guy) and Margaret, brothers-in-law, Calvin and Bruce (Lynn), and special childhood friend Joanne Jonsson. Her many nieces, nephews and friends will also miss her. Joy had a love for animals and her pets, Tige, Trixie, Misty and Kitty were loved dearly by her.
Joy was predeceased by parents, Lorna and Roy Fawcett and in-laws, Minnie and Alex Anderson.
Joy was born in Winnipeg on November 12, 1940 and grew up in Winnipeg. As a teenager summers were spent at the family cottage in Victoria Beach where she met Lorne. They were married on June 13, 1959 in Victoria Beach and after a short period of living the city life Joy and Lorne returned to Victoria Beach to make their home.
Joy worked for Winnipeg Supply while in Winnipeg. She worked for Recksiedler Lumber in Grand Marais for many years with her good friend Pat Martin. Following this her and Lorne started their own business first with Lorne Anderson Plumbing & Excavating and then Lorne Anderson Septic Service which is still their family business today.
Joy was a very sociable person and fit right in with Lorne's persona and family. She loved to organize and volunteer in many aspects of the beach. Joy lived a very busy life with her three daughters, family business and being a part of the community that Victoria Beach is. She sat on numerous committees with the Victoria Beach Sports Club, Merry Makers, Snowdrifters Snowmobile Club and St. Michael's Church. She was a part of the Cottage Country Business Association, sat on the JUST committee and worked for Census. When Lorne became Fire Chief for Victoria Beach Joy put on another hat and became his righthand lady organizing the annual Fish Fries along with all the other duties of the Chief's wife. She loved to curl, play baseball in her younger years and just all around have fun. So many corn roasts, Ladies and Men's Bonspiels, weddings, funerals, showers to say a few of the things she would be organizing. People often asked about being bored in the winter months at the beach and Joy would always say "never bored no time for that out here."
Joy and Lorne loved to travel and always found time for a trip. Whether it was to the States or out West for a visit or to Elkhorn Resort here in Manitoba they made time to do this.
Joy will be missed by many as she has touched a lot of hearts over the years and made many friendships.
Goodbye Mom we love you and will miss you dearly. We are sure you are rolling cabbage rolls with the girls up above having some good laughs.
The family wishes to thank Pinawa Hospital and Red River Place for the care given to Joy.
As per Joy's wishes cremation has taken place and no funeral service will be held. Private family interment at a later date.
If you wish, a donation may be made in Joy's memory to the Alex Anderson Memorial Sports Club, Box 160, Victoria Beach, MB R0E 2C0.


As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 19, 2021

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • So sorry for your loss, she was a special lady. My family remembers her well. God bless her, we are so grateful she was a part of our lives. Please stay safe during this Global pandemic. Take care of your beautiful family. - Posted by: Doreen Wiens ,Marguerite Porter, Jane Zastre now llorens (Cottage family and more ) on: Jun 27, 2021

  • Very sincere condolence to the Anderson family for your recent loss. Joy was a joy to the community for sure! Her contributions were a tremendous gift to the area & I am sure will be talked about ongoing. Again...very sad news but good memories of a good person prevail. - Posted by: Karen skinner (Community) on: Jun 19, 2021

  • Joy will always be fondly remembered for corn roasts at V.B Sports Club, among other social functions she helped organize. Condolences to Lorne and Lauren, Rhonda and Tracy - Posted by: Bob Tillotson (former cottager, Wanasing Beach) on: Jun 19, 2021

  • Thinking of Lorne and all the Anderson family and sending condolences and prayers at this time. Joy and Lorne were the good neighbours and lifelong friends of my family at Victoria Beach for many years. She will be missed. - Posted by: garry david (family friend) on: Jun 19, 2021

  • Sorry to hear of Joy's passing. She was a very nice person. We still eat her dish she made for me when Dan was born (rice peas hamburger spices etc.) Congratulations Lorne on becoming Fire Chief. We have never forgotten you people. John & Valerie Harrison - Posted by: John & Valerie Harrison (friend) on: Jun 19, 2021

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