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COURTMAN, Joyce May (nee Dixon)

July 8, 1925 – February 18, 2013

Joy Courtman left us on Monday, February 18, 2013 at the age of 87 years, with her family close by. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

Joy was born in Retford, Nottinghamshire, England on July 8, 1925 to Arthur and Elizabeth Dixon. Her family immigrated to Canada in 1926. She grew up in the Ogden area of Calgary. During World War II, she met a dashing RAF airman, Fred Courtman. They were married on July 24, 1943 and were married for nearly fifty-seven years.

Joy had the heart and soul of an artist. As a young woman, she was a very accomplished pianist and organist. Later she worked in the visual arts, painting in oils, acrylics, watercolors, and China painting. Joy enjoyed all types of needlework and sewing. As a volunteer, she made numerous costumes and outfits for the 1988 Winter Olympics opening ceremonies. Joy’s other love was family. She was thrilled at the birth of her grandchildren and then of her great-granddaughter last year. She loved family gatherings and get-togethers.

Joy leaves behind her daughter Linda of Calgary; and her sons, Glenn (Marilynn) of Calgary and Ray (Madeline) of Beiseker, AB. Also mourning her loss are her grandchildren, Amanda (Greg) of Airdrie and Rhys (Dawn); and great-granddaughter Amelia, all of Didsbury. Joy was predeceased by her husband Frederick H. Courtman in 2000; her parents Arthur and Elizabeth Dixon; and her brothers, Harry, Bernard, and Art Dixon.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Joy Courtman, 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. Our Deepest Sympathy to All of You…

    She was a special lady and will be missed.

    Ron & Gwen

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  2. To Linda & family: I only knew Joy briefly through china painting but enjoyed her humor & enthusiasm for the people and the art. It was a pleasure to know her & my condolences to you all for your loss.

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  3. Cheryl Galt (nee Roberts) :

    Very sad news to hear about auntie Joyce, our deepest sympathy to all the family, Cheryl & Lauryn

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  4. Terry & Ann Ellis :

    Thinking of you all at this sad time

    with love from all the Roberts family in Wales UK

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  5. Beverly Dorscheid :

    I enjoyed and was grateful for Joy and her cooking and serving at the many skating test etc. She always had a smile for all. She was a tireless worker behind the scenes. I have not seen her in years but have heard of some of her doings from time to time. God be with you Linda on your loss.
    Beverly Dorscheid

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  6. My deepest sympathy to your family for your loss. My thoughts are with you during this sad time.
    Cheryl Albert

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  7. Ed and Ann Sommerfeld :

    Very sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. Please accept our condolences.
    Ed and Ann

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  8. Kristin Beaudoin :

    Our deepest sympathies for your loss. We are all thinking of your family in this sad time.

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  9. To Linda & family,
    My sincerest condolences to all of you.

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  10. Darcey Martin & Laurie Finney :

    Linda and family
    You are in our thoughts and prayers. Cherish all your wonderful memories of Joy as she was truly a special woman and will be remembered for her endless hours of caring for many people. Take care.

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  11. jean and jerry cross :

    So sorry to read of your mothers passing. I have great memories of her during our skating years at the rinks. Linda, our thoughts are with you and your family at this time. Your mom was a great lady. Sincerely Jean & Jerry Cross and Twyla Cross Notley

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