Following a brief illness, Joyce passed away peacefully on July 29, 2016. She is lovingly remembered by her daughters: Janis (Barry) Kimball and their daughters, Jennifer (Greg) Johnson, Heather (Dwayne) Harpell–semicolon– Karen (Bob) Ferguson and their children, Jeff (Nicole) and Robyn–semicolon– Laurie (Bob) Heslip and their family, Ashley and Jake–semicolon– Diana (Clint) Hollefreund and their children, Geoff (Kelly) and Kate. She also leaves behind her great grandchildren, Audrey and Eric Johnson, Connor Harpell, and Max, Tate and Sam Hollefreund. Joyce was predeceased by her first husband of 35 years Bob Jacob, and then by her second husband of 17 years Gene Smith, and grandson Jason Robert Shupe.
A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, August 5, 2016, at St. Albert Funeral Home, 9 Muir Drive, St. Albert.
In Joyce’s memory donations can be made to the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation, 10985 124 Street NW, Edmonton, AB, T5M 0H9.