Joyce Mary (nee Murray) Taylor

TAYLOR, Joyce Mary (nee Murray)

1919 – 2003

Joyce Taylor (nee: Murray), born November 10, 1919 in Galt, ON, passed away peacefully at the McKenzie Towne Care Centre, Calgary, AB on Friday, December 12, 2003 at the age of 84 years.

Joyce and Walt were married at Hespeler, ON in February 1941, just before Walt went overseas. In 1953 they came west to Calgary with three children and eventually settled in Edmonton, where they added two more children to their family. Joyce was a busy mother and homemaker and was active with the Catholic Women’s League and other charitable and volunteer organizations. In 1980, Joyce and Walt retired to Qualicum Beach,BC where Joyce remained active with the CWL. She enjoyed her golden years on Vancouver Island with friends and family. Joyce was fun loving and always ready for a laugh.  She was very interested in people and could strike up a conversation with anyone.  Joyce liked entertaining, curling, traveling, playing euchre, and socializing with her friends.  Joyce will be fondly remembered by all who knew her.

Joyce is survived by Walter, her loving husband of sixty-two years; her children, Clare of Saigon, Vietnam, Barbara Joseph (Tom) of Williamstown, MA, Robert (Nancy-Jean) of Consul, SK, Cameron (Joanne) of Calgary, and Jim (Barbara) of Edmonton; and thirteen grandchildren.  Joyce is also survived by many extended family members.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McInnis & Holloway’s ParkMemorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.), on Tuesday, December 16, 2003 at 7:00 P.M.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Albert The Great Catholic Church (20 Prestwick Road S.E.) on Wednesday, December 17, 2003 at 1:00 P.M. with the Rev. Kevin Tumback, Presider.

To forward condolences go to If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alzheimer Society of Calgary, #201, 222 — 58 Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 2S3. Telephone: (403) 290-0110. The family wish to extend a special, heartfelt thanks to Marilyn Ekstrom. 

In living memory of Joyce Taylor, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 Elbow Drive, S.W., Calgary, AB. Telephone:  (403) 243-8200.

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