Posted: November 20th, 2017


JOYCE EVELYN VORNBROCK, beloved wife of Norman Vornbrock, of Milk River, passed away at the Milk River Health Centre on Monday, November 13, 2017 at the age of 80 years.

She is the loving mother of Linda Murray of Red Deer, Wendy (Lorne) Stayko of Edmonton and Karen (Ross) McPhillips of Bow Island as well as 14 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her daughter-in-law Allyson Vornbrock.

Joyce was predeceased by her son Ron Vornbrock, parents Robert and Ada Leslie and seven of her siblings.

Joyce was born in Tisdale, Saskatchewan on August 11, 1937, the youngest of nine children. The first nine years of her life were spent at that homestead with many animals and a few imaginary friends to keep her company.

Joyce and her family moved to Milk River in 1946. A few years later, in 1950, they moved to Vallican, British Columbia. These mountains are where many of her best childhood memories came from. The following year her family returned to Milk River.

Joyce graduated in 1957 from Erle Rivers High School. She met Norman in 1957; they started their 59 years of marriage on April 17, 1958. Their blessings started with four children, whom she loved dearly. Those children brought many other blessings of life to the family, and with each grandchild her love of being a grandma multiplied.

Joyce worked at many different places in Milk River, including Macleods, Prairie Rose Lodge, and the Thrift Store. Of course, she had a special love for her time at the library. Her love of books fills the shelves of her home, and filled her imagination throughout her life.

She was always there for her family; whether it was a concert, a game, or a special gift she found on sale, she was always thinking of others. Joyce welcomed new people into her life with open arms and a big hug. Those hugs will be dearly missed, along with her smile, and sharp wit.

A Memorial Service will be held at the MILK RIVER CIVIC CENTRE, 313 – 3 Avenue N.E., Milk River, AB, on Monday, November 20, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. with Reverend Marion Martin officiating.

In memory of Joyce, donations may be made to the Prairie Rose Lodge, 117 – 3 Avenue N.W., Milk River, AB, T0K 1M0 or to the Milk River Health Centre, 517 – Centre Avenue N.E., Milk River, AB, T0K 1M0.

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  1. Betty Johnston Graham says:

    So sorry to hear the loss of such a wonderful lady. I truly enjoyed our personal visits when we worked together at Prarie Rose Lodge. She will be missed.

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