Posted: March 16th, 2021

1939 – 2021

It is with deep sadness that the family of Joyce Minnie Ellen Folkerts (nee Harrison), announce her passing at Masterpiece River Ridge in Medicine Hat on Saturday, March 13th, 2021, at the age of 81, due to Parkinson’s. Joyce was born in Dubuc, SK, attended Lebel Country School and was raised on her parent’s farm in Alida, SK. Mom’s passions were her 3 daughters, 3 grand daughters & 3 great grandchildren. Mom loved spending time with her family & entertaining friends. You would be sure to have the best home cooked meal at Joyce’s table! As a beautiful, young woman, Mom worked at the bank in Carnduff, SK. This is where Joyce met the love of her life, Gary William Henry Folkerts. Upon their first meeting in the bank one day, Gary said to his friend; “I’m going to marry that girl!” and so he did, on Sept. 27,1958 & together raised their daughters in Stoughton, Lang, Ogema, Redcliff & finally Medicine Hat.

Mom will be so missed and lovingly remembered in the hearts of her Daughters; Tammy Herman, Shelley (Rick) Belau, & Taralyn Manary; Grandchildren, Ashley (Ryan) Schwab, Jacey Belau, Lindsey (James) O’Donnell; Great Grandchildren, Seth & Madelyn Schwab & Landon Gary O’Donnell; Sister In-Law, Eleanor Harrison; Nieces & Nephews. Joyce was pre-deceased by her husband Gary in 2016; her parents, Tom & Gladys Harrison; her brother, Elgin Harrison; In-Laws, Gerhard & Tillie Folkerts; her brother & sister-in-law, Delmar & Dolores Hoogeveen. Many thanks to all the staff at Masterpiece River Ridge for the compassionate care Mom received. A private, family service will be held at a later date. Condolences may be sent to subject heading Joyce Folkerts. Arrangements made by


Grace Memorial Affordable Burial & Cremation

1924 10th Ave N.W.

Medicine Hat, Alberta T1C 1T5


One Condolence for “JOYCE FOLKERTS”

  1. Jo-Anne and Bill Zawadiuk says:

    Our deepest heartfelt condolences to Joyce’s Family and Friends. We first met in 1988 when Gary, Joyce and their daughters lived in Ross View Place crescent being neighbours and remember their daughter Taralyn took our youngest son Noel on his first day to Hat High School. We were neighbours for 4 years and remember good times, Police Ball etc So very sorry to hear of her passing.

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