Joyce Florence Jane Clark was born on February 20, 1928 in Sturgeon Falls, Ontario. She passed away on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at the Neepawa Hospital at the age of 90 years.
Joyce was predeceased by her first husband Wilburn Cole; second husband Charles Brydges; 2 sons Norman (Margarite) and Donald (Liz).
She is survived by 5 children Gail Ridley, of Glenella, MB; Glen (Kathey) Cole of Orangeville, Ont; Sharron (Orville) Brocheu of Edmonton, AB; Betty (Ben) Wiebe of Austin, MB and Charles (Heather) Brydges Jr, of Plumas, MB; 14 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren and numerous adopted grand and great grandchildren..
Joyce was known for her quilts and all her family had at least 1 or 2. She ran a second hand shop on 6th street. She was an accomplished upholsteress, waitress, seamstress (made all our clothes when we were young), built our cupboards and high chairs and could roof your house. She was an excellent cook – no one left hungry. She enjoyed cooking for Bible Camp and also did some Homecare.
Joyce was a member of the True Blue & Orange Lodge for many years in North Bay, Ont, a member of the Austin Agricultural Museum, helped with Bingo and was well known for her yard sales, baking and coveralls. She loved Halloween and Christmas and always had a huge display of Christmas lights each year.
Thank you to all the Homecare workers and nurses during her illness.