On Friday, June 17, 2022 Joyce Mary George, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away after a brief illness at the Killam Continuing Care Centre.
Joyce was predeceased by her husband Lloyd George, and her mother and father Francis and Mathew Niehaus.
Joyce was born in Heisler, Alberta on March 28, 1932. She was gifted with many talents. She began playing the piano for dances at age of 13 and over time played with several dance bands. In 1948 while she was playing at the Cold Stream Barn she met and fell in love with her future husband, Lloyd.
In addition to her musical skills, she could do almost anything with her hands….sewing her and her childrens’ clothing, crocheting, making quilts, gardening, canning, cooking, helping Lloyd in the field. She even had her own greenhouse business for many years. Joyce was also involved with many volunteer groups including the CWL, the 4H sewing club and the fund raising required to build the Killam Agriplex.
Joyce was a loving mother who set high standards for herself and all of her children. Long after her retirement from farming, she continued to create a home for all of those who loved her.
A celebration of life for Joyce will be held at 11:00 on Tuesday, July 26 at the Killam Community Centre. A private family burial will follow the service. When the family returns, everyone is welcome to stay for lunch.
In lieu of cut flowers, please make a donation to the summer flower fund at the Killam Continuing Care Centre.