Posted: October 5th, 2012

Joyce Delores Olive Edwards of Medicine Hat passed away on Tuesday, October 2, 2012, at the age of 80 years, beloved wife of the late Thomas Edwards. She leaves to cherish her memory, five children; Keith (Glenda) Edwards of Medicine Hat, Gail Edwards of Calgary, Joan (Roger) Lanoie of St. Victor, Saskatchewan, Valerie (Brian) Kerr, and Allison Stables of Victoria; six grandchildren, Jocelyn (Mark) Hanson, Lauren (Riley) Danroth, Lyndon (Brie) Lanoie, Janae (Brent) Friesen, Shivonne Kerr and Grayson Kerr; one great grandson, James Lanoie; three sisters, Helen Nichley, Mae Johnson and Arlene Abbott as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Ernest and Riola Morine; her husband, Thomas on October 22, 1989; her brothers, Ernest (Gladys) Morine, Ray Morine and Ken (Dorothy) Morine; two sisters, Ethel (Dave) Turnbull and Pearl Morine and three brothers-in-law, John Nichley, Fancher Johnson and Dale Abbott. Joyce was born on the family farm near Estevan, Saskatchewan, the youngest of nine children. She had a long career as a registered nurse, and she had a special compassion for the elderly. Joyce was a devoted mother to five children and a faithful and loving wife to her husband, Tom. Joyce had a great love of nature, travel, and dancing to the big band music. She cherished spending time with her children and grandchildren and special times included family trips to tropical destinations. She loved music, and she enjoyed sharing much of her time and musical talent volunteering throughout the community. Joyce had a strong faith and love for her Lord Jesus Christ throughout her life. This faith gave her courage throughout her illness, and she was able to face each challenge along her journey with her amazing smile and positive disposition. A special thank you to the amazing nurses, support staff and Sisters of St. Joseph’s for their exceptional love, kindness and care for mom. Many thanks to mom’s lovely friends and neighbours for their love and support throughout her illness. Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the church on Saturday from 12:00 – 12:55 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the Victory Lutheran Church (2793 Southview Drive SE) on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Barrett Scheske officiating. A private family interment will take place in the Rockglen Cemetery at Rockglen, Saskatchewan. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Carmel Hospice (St. Joseph’s Home) c/o 156 – 3 St. NE, Medicine Hat, T1A 5M1 or Victory Lutheran Church 2793 Southview Drive SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1B 2H1. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Joyce Edwards, or you may visit www.gonebutnotforgotten.ca and leave a message of condolence. Funeral Arrangements are by the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM 540 South Railway St. SE, Medicine Hat T1A 4C2

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  1. Marilyne Greenstein says:

    Dear Keith and Family
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Marilyne & Bob Greenstein

  2. Lucille Glagau says:

    I am so grateful to have known your beautiful Mom…..she was an amazing lady,,,,I will always remember going to visit her in St, Joseph’s…..She was always expressed her graditude for her loving,supportive family members,and her beautiful environment…She never once expressed a negative thought or feeling regarding her situation,,,,,her joy, and gratitde were contagious…..having gone to visit her to bless her, I always left feeling blessed…….I will miss her, but am reassured we will meet again…Another angel has earned her wings….Godspeed Joyce,,,,,,

  3. Pat Feenstra says:

    What a wonderful and talneted woman that will be missed by all the knew her.

  4. Teresa ONeill says:

    I am so very grateful that I was blessed with the opportunity to get to know Joyce on moving to Medicine Hat and joining Victory. She always glowed with joy and her smile lit up the room as well as her gracious manner. We appreciated her playing for services and for our praise and worship team. My step-Mom, Tillie Wagner, was a dear freind of Joyce’s from Horizon Village and treasured their friendship. She will be dearly missed by all that knew and loved her.

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