Joyce Lawrence

Obituary of Joyce Irene Lawrence

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Joyce Irene Lawrence

October 31, 1932 ~ February 11, 2024


Joyce Irene Lawrence beloved wife of John “Jack” passed away at Stettler on February 11, 2024 at the age of 91 years. Joyce was born in Drumheller, AB to Lily and French Morrison on October 31, 1932. She attended Starland School, and Drumheller for high School, boarding at the dorm. After graduation Joyce worked at the CIBC in Delia. Jack and Joyce were married on October 31, 1953. Mom loved to garden and growing flowers. She watered and spent many hours caring for the fir tree windbreak on the farm north of Springwater School. They are still a part of the landscape. In 1971 they sold the farm and moved to Kelowna where she grew more flowers, and fruit trees. She loved watching the hummingbirds at her feeders, and so enjoyed listening to the prairie meadowlarks. They moved to Red Deer in 2006 to be closer to family, and to Points West in Stettler in 2019. Joyce was a member of the Majestic/Farrell Lake Women’s Institute, Eastern Star and Royal Purple.

Joyce is survived by her husband Jack of 70 years; daughter Pat (Jim) Andersen; grandsons Jeff (Carla) and Colin (Heidi); great-grandchildren: Taylor (Billy), Tyler, Shallyn, Justin, Eric and Rheese; great-great-grandson Lincoln and Joyce’s twin brother Jack (Joan).

Joyce was predeceased by her son Ken; parents French and Lily and brothers Mike and Harry.

We wish to thank Dr. Bouwer, and the care givers at Points West in Stettler for looking after Mom. Your kindness has meant so much.

Because Mom had suffered a serious stroke in 2008, we kindly ask that any donations be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation – Alberta Division P.O. Box 2414 Toronto, Ontario M4P 1E4 or The Delia Cemetery C/O P.O. Box 344 Delia, Alberta T0J 0W0 or a charity of the donor’s choice.

A memorial to celebrate Joyce’s life will be held in the spring at Delia, Alberta.

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