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AUSTIN – Joyce Marcella

July 4, 1943 – October 16, 2009

Joyce passed away peacefully on Friday, October 16, 2009, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Joyce was predeceased by her beloved parents, Mary and Alex Hantiuk, and her adored identical twin Judy Wish Hamilton. Joyce and Judy were born in Willingdon, Alberta and spent their early years on the farm in Hairy Hill. Joyce met and married John Austin in Edmonton. They and his two sons enjoyed living in the U.S.A., Australia and South Africa. In 1990 she returned to Alberta and worked in the Premier’s office in Calgary until 2007. Joyce will be sadly missed by her extended family and many good friends.

A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Saturday, October 24, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. Forward condolences through Cremation has taken place. A sincere thank you to the staff at Sarcee Hospice for their wonderful care and attention these past few weeks. In lieu of flowers, it is Joyce’s wish that memorial donations may be made directly to Sarcee Hospice (3504 Sarcee Road S.W., Calgary, AB T3E 4T4).

In living memory of Joyce Austin, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.

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  1. Teresa Alexander :

    My deepest condolences to the friends and family of Joyce Austin.
    I knew Joyce for half of my life through the Premier’s office. She was always a pleasure and joy to be around. She always had such kind words to me and my family. I always shared a giggle with her whenever I visited the office or saw her at various functions.
    She will be truly missed.
    Teresa ‘Klein’ Alexander

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  2. Hon. Ken Kowalski, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly :

    On behalf of the Members of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta I extend my deepest sympathy in the loss of your dear sister, Joyce.

    The loss of someone dear is so very difficult. I know you are blessed with many fond memories which I trust will help you pass through this sorrowful time.

    My prayers are with you and your family in this time of sorrow.

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  3. Mary Jane & John Harrison :

    The passing of our dear cousin Joyce Austin has saddened our hearts. We are sure that the loss is felt by all those who knew her. It is a comfort knowing that her suffering is over and she is now content in the arms of her parents and her twin sister Judy.

    Sincere condolences are sent to her special friends and other family members.

    Mert Harrison
    Bill and Elnor Harrison
    George and Agnes Harrison
    Helen and Rick Bacon
    Mike Harrison
    Vicky and Steve Simpson
    John and Mary Jane Harrison

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  4. Murray and Barbara Smith :

    Joyce was a great person. Always pleasant to us and great to spend a moment with. the Canada Day picnics always fun.
    A proud Albertan who really was the quiet backbone of her family in the last years.

    A great sense of appreciation and admiration to the women who surrounded and helped Joyce in the final years. They were truly her strength

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