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ANQUIST – Joyce Hope (nee Schellenberg)

April 11, 1958 – June 23, 2011

Paul wrote: “For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.”(Philippians 1:21) This verse sums up the life of Joyce Hope Anquist. There is no doubt that her love for her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ was the driving force throughout her life. Joyce grew up in Brooks, AB and attended Hillcrest Christian College in Medicine Hat, AB. It is there that she met Kendell E. Anquist, and the two fell in love. They dedicated themselves to God and each other in marriage on December 27, 1980. They ministered in Kelowna, BC before moving to Calgary where they were blessed with three beautiful gifts from God. Early on June 23, 2011, Joyce was welcomed into the arms of Jesus and was reunited with her sister Fern, her mother Mary and her dad Abram. Those of us left behind are, Kendell, her husband and best friend of thirty years; children Stephen (and Carlin), Mary (and Munier Nour), and Daniel, as well as grandson Elias Nour. Joyce also leaves her three remaining sisters and brother along with their families.

The family, along with many others that Joyce impacted will be celebrating her life in the Worship Centre at Centre Street Church “Central Campus” (3900 – 2nd Street N.E.) on Thursday, June 30, 2011 at 1:00 p.m.

The family is asking that in lieu of flowers that you make contributions to one of two groups that they as a family feel strongly about: Japan Relief Samaritan’s Purse, 20 Hopewell Way NW Calgary, AB T3J 5H5 or STOP human trafficking Humanitarian Aid Response Teams (HART), 317 – 37 Ave. NE, Suite 200 Calgary, AB T2E 6P6. Envelopes for both of these organizations will be made available at the Celebration. Forward condolences through

In living memory of Joyce Anquist, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Dave and Sandra Edwards :

    Our deepest condolences Kendell and Family, we are sorry that we will not be there to share the Journeys End Celebration, our thoughts and prayers go out to all.

    Dave and Sandra
    in Creston BC

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  2. David and Jodi Graff :

    To Kendell and family:
    Wish we were able to attend the celebration of Joyce’s life in person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Joyce will be remembered as a wonderful woman of God…who loved deeply…and radiated God’s light to all who were blessed to know her. We are among the blessed.
    May you experience God’s comfort and peace in an exceptional way in the days ahead.
    With love,
    David and Jodi

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  3. Paul and Theresa Williamson :

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family. It was reassuring to have a familiar face and someone to lean onto going through similar experiences at the hospice in the final days.

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  4. June (Stinson) Clark :


    I’ll continue to pray for you and your family as you come to mind in the days ahead. I’m so sorry for your loss.


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