Joyce Elizabeth Gjertsen

Joyce Elizabeth Gjertsen

Joyce Elizabeth Gjertsen

1925 ~ 2016

On the evening of Monday, March 7, 2016, Joyce Elizabeth Gjertsen passed away peacefully surrounded by family at Joseph Creek Care Village at the age of 90 years.

Joyce was born on July 29, 1925 in Vernon, BC to the late Arthur and Lucy Wright. She married her husband, Harlen Gjertsen in 1945 and enjoyed 66 years together.

Joyce was a very devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a very kind and gentle soul and had a loving and generous heart and was always giving to others. Joyce loved her family very much and was always worried about them and their well-being. Some of her favorite activities were curling, camping, gambling, playing bingo and cooking. The family has many fond memories of family dinners with mom’s good cooking. She loved to host her friends in her home and the hospitality from her was second to none. She was a member of the Eastern Star and served in the Creston Chapter for many years.

Joyce leaves to mourn her passing her children, Barb (Dave) Lougheed, Darlene (Martin) Thiessen and Ken (Kari) Gjertsen as well as 7 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Joyce was predeceased by her husband, Harlen in 2011.

A small family celebration for Joyce will be held at a later date.

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Mark Memorial Funeral Services in care of arrangements (250) 426-4864

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