Posted: June 28th, 2018


Joy Weste

1948 – 2018

Mrs. Joy Weste of Coaldale, beloved wife of Mr. Gilbert Weste, passed away peacefully at the Edith Cavell Care Centre in Lethbridge on Monday, June 25, 2018 at the age of 70 years. Born on January 7, 1948 in Twillingate, Newfoundland, Joy enjoyed school, reading, cooking, and sewing with her family. In 1962 she met the love of her life, Gilbert, getting married in 1966 in Agincourt, Ontario, at Knock United Church. Over the next 8 years, her family grew to include daughter Lisa, son Rick, and daughter Lori. In 1982 she moved with her family to Grande Cache, where she continued her love of cooking, working at a few restaurants until she bought and ran her own restaurant, Dina’s, when they moved to Sparwood, BC in 1985. They enjoyed life in the Elk Valley, welcoming grandchildren and great grandchildren until they retired to Coaldale in 2006. Besides her loving husband Gilbert, Joy is survived by her two daughters Lisa Ellison (Bob) and Lori Weste (Rod), and one son Rick Weste (Michelle). Also left to mourn are her grandchildren Ethan Weste, Emily Weste, Anthony Petovello, Matthew Petovello, Alyssa Petovello, Niki Ellison, Bobbi-Jo Ellison, Samantha Ellison, and Alex Nippard. She is also survived by one sister, Bernice Weste (Terry). A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00am on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at the JAPANESE UNITED CHURCH, 821 – 9 Ave. N., Lethbridge, AB, with Reverend Eva Stanley, officiating. Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Services. For those who wish, memorial donations in Joy’s name may be made to Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Road N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 or Diabetes Canada, 6223 2 St SE #220, Calgary, AB T2H 1J5.

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