Mjolsness, Joyce: Strong, creative and caring of others

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Let me be your freedom,
Let daylight dry your tears;
I’m here, with you, beside you
To guard you and to guide you.

Joyce Mjolsness passed away on Mar. 20, 2016 at the age of 87 with her family by her side.

She will be forever remembered and loved by her children Judy, Christie, John (Brenda), granddaughter Amanda (Mike), great grandchildren Payton and Danica, sisters Lil (Steve), Evie (Jack), brother Ted (Marj), Aunt Sophie, brother-in-law Lorris, nieces and nephews and special friends.

Joyce was predeceased by her husband Joe in 2002 and her parents John and Marie.
Joyce was born in Mundare, Ab. on Nov. 18, 1928. She moved to Thorsby, Ab. with her family, where she grew up.

Joyce met and married Joe and they eventually moved to Coronation where they worked the family grain business of grain farming and water well drilling.

Joyce was involved in many things. She was a bowler and a curler. She played the piano and loved various crafts. She was an accomplished artist who would tackle any kind of art project from oil painting, pastels to porcupine quills. She knit sweaters, hooked rugs and created gorgeous quilts and afghans.

Joyce helped with the Coronation Music Festival, judged art at the fair, and served on Town Council.  She had a passion for books and was an active participant in her book club.

She loved nature and made sure her yard was full of trees to attract all kinds of birds which she could identify.

Joyce loved to travel and Joe and her took many memorable trips to places like the Soviet Union and China. They travelled extensively in their motorhome through the United States and Mexico, camping on many desert beaches.

Coffee was always at Joyce’s! She had an incredible group of friends that joined her for coffee each morning which was definitely one of the highlights of her day.

Joyce was strong, creative and so caring of others. These are attributes that she passed on to her family and will be cherished forever.

As per her request, there will be no funeral.

If you wish, donations can be made to Coronation Communities in Bloom.

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