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ALBRIGHT, Joyce Aileen (Joy) (nee McQuitty)

July 30, 1924 – January 25, 2012

Joy Albright of Calgary, passed away peacefully at the Beverly Care Centre on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at the age of 87 years with her loving family by her side.

Joy was born and raised in Winnipeg, MB. In 1949, she married New York Ranger Forward, Clint Albright. Clint and Joy moved with their first two children to Trail, BC in 1954, where Clint worked as an engineer with Cominco. Following two additional children, they moved to Kimberley, BC in 1966. Five years later, the family moved to Calgary where Joy and Clint spent the remainder of their lives.

Joy was a long-standing, active member of the United Church and a dedicated volunteer of the Canadian Red Cross. She enjoyed playing piano and organ, singing, cooking, traveling, playing in numerous bridge clubs, entertaining family and friends, and lending a helping hand. Joy will be remembered most for her love of family and the times spent with children and grandchildren at the family cabin in British Columbia.

Joy is survived by four children: son and daughter-in-law Grant and Vicki Albright of Vista, CA, three daughters and sons-in-law, Sue and Roy Huston of Abbotsford, BC, Louise and Cal Miller, and Alison Albright and Mitch Clark all of Calgary; thirteen grandchildren, Libby (Nick Porter) and Josh Albright, Mike, Chris and Monica (Mike Ivany) Huston, Ryan, Kyle and Ashley Miller, and Kyle, Nina, Caden, Seth and Isaiah Albright; three great-grandchildren, Sophia Porter, Carter and Jaxon Ivany; as well as sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of fifty years, Clint Albright on December 30, 1999; and two brothers John McQuitty (January 2011) and Al McQuitty (October 2011).

A Memorial Service will be held at St. Andrew’s United Church (924 Heritage Drive S.W.) on Friday, February 3, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Calgary & Southern Alberta Chapter, 1130F – 44 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 4W6 Telephone: (403) 266-5295, www.cfcalgary.ca or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

In living memory of Joy Albright, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. I am sorry to hear of Joyce’s passing I work at the Beverly Centre and was on the unit when she first arrived at our care centre. She was a wonderful lady who will be deeply missed by all who had the chance of meeting her. I will remember sitting with her at night and hearing her stories she loved to talk and tell us of her life, especially her husband and kids. She loved her family very much.

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  2. Harvey & Brenda Anderson :

    We will always remember Joy as a kind, gentle,loving and God fearing lady. She had this little twinkle in her eyes and a beautiful smile!
    Joy will always hold a special place in our hearts!!
    Hugs(from Mesa Az)
    Harvey & Brenda

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  3. Joan Bingleman :

    We are saddened to hear that our dear friend Joy, has passed away. We have fond memories of pleasurable times we shared with Joy and her family and she will be remembered as a kind and loving friend.

    Our heartfelt sympathy to the family.

    Joan and Leo Bingleman and family

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  4. Leiana Hazard (Molander) :

    Grant & Family,
    My sincere condolences on the loss of your mom. May you find comfort in the memories that are yours to cherish always.

    Leiana Hazard (Molander Class of 69)

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  5. I am so sorry about Joy’s death and my sympathy goes out to “you all.” I have so many happy memories of Joy and Al–we enjoyed trips and coffees together. She will be missed.

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  6. Nancy and Gordon Whitham :

    We are saddened to hear of Joy’s passing. Such a warm and gracious lady. We enjoyed many years of association with Joy and Clint at Cominco gatherings. Our condolences to all of the family.
    Nancy and Gordon Whitham

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