Passed away peacefully at the Baldur Personal Care home on Friday March 18, 2022 with her daughters by her side at the age of 92.
Joyce was born in Baldur, MB on April 16, 1929 to the late Harry and Lottie Gunnlaugson. She took her schooling in Baldur where she met Frank Parsonage.
On June 4, 1949 she married Frank and together they purchased their own farm and operated it for 44 years, where they raised five daughters.
Joyce worked hard along side of Frank with their grain and cattle operation. She enjoyed sewing, baking and canning for the community fairs and came home with many red ribbons. She also took pride in her garden and her flowers.
Joyce was very active in the community. She was a member of the Baldur Belgium Bowling club, Baldur Curling Club and she was a 4H leader for 5 years.
Joyce and Frank enjoyed many bus tours, three trips to Hawaii and several other vacations with friends and family.
In September 1993, they purchased a home and moved into Baldur. They enjoyed a few years of retirement together before Frank passed away in 1996.
Joyce kept active with gardening and taking care of her yard in the summer. She enjoyed 7 years as a snowbird in Mesa, Arizona. She loved shuffling, cards and happy hours with her friends and family.
She moved to the Lions Manor in Brandon in 2002 where she resided for 13 years.
In 2015 she moved to assisted living at Lakeview Gardens in Killarney, then in 2018 she moved to the Personal Care Home in Baldur.
Joyce leaves to mourn her passing her five daughters Bev (Dennis) Janz, Linda (Bill) Thiessen, Val (Terry) Moore, Shirley (Rick) Levreault, Heather Williams, grandchildren Michael (Cheryl), Kelly-Ann (Tom), Corey (Shelley), Derek (Paula), Breanne (Josh), Tynesa (Matt), Taylor (Garrett), great grandchildren Brady, Paige, Meagan, Mathieu, Nicholas (Emily), Austin, Madison (Danny), Morgan (Mat), Mckenna, Rylan, Carter, Ava, Owen, Layne as well as three great great grandchildren Koa, Sophia and Haisley.
She is also survived by her sisters in-law Jessie Matchett, Minnie Haggerty, Doris Parsonage and brother in-law Jack (Lorraine) Parsonage.
Joyce was predeceased by her husband Frank (1996), parents Harry & Lottie Gunnlaugson, mother and father in-law Walter & Lilian Parsonage, son in-law Art Thiessen and brother Merle. As well as brothers in-law Harry (Dorothy) Parsonage, Walt Parsonage, Albert Matchett, Bill Haggerty and sisters in-law Margaret Parsonage and Margaret Gunnlaugson.
Mother you left us beautiful memories.
Your love is still our guide,
although we cannot see you,
you’re always at our side.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday April 9, 2022 at 1:00 pm in the Baldur Community Hall, with Sharon Hamilton officiating. Family Interment to follow in the Baldur Cemetery.
Friends that so desire, memorial donations can be made in Joyce’s memory to the Canadian Cancer Society, 193 Sherbrook St. Winnipeg MB, R3C 2B7.
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