Helen “Joyce” Heaver (nee Harvey) of DeWinton, AB, passed away on Wednesday, August 3, 2005.
Joyce was born in Cochrane, AB. She was a devoted animal lover, even as a young girl growing up west of Sundre, AB, at the Red Deer Ranger Station. Later, she married Victor Heaver and they moved to DeWinton, AB. Joyce developed many loyal and wonderful friendships in and around the DeWinton and Calgary areas, and during her fifty years of raising winning thoroughbred racehorses. An expert horsewoman, she was known and respected by many at Calgary’s Stampede Park and Edmonton’s Northlands Park race tracks. From growing up in a wilderness log cabin to flying on the Concorde, Joyce led an adventuresome and fulfilling life and will be lovingly remembered by her family and many friends.
Joyce is survived by her brother-in-law Ted Heaver; sister-in-law Eva Templeton and family; nephew Ron (Gail) Heaver and family; niece Joyce Woolridge and family; sister-in-law Muriel Harvey; nieces, Janet (Jim) Jewitt and Jean (John) Compton; and grandniece Meghan Jewitt. Joyce was predeceased by her husband Victor Heaver; parents Tom and Alice Harvey; and brother Maurice (Buddy) Harvey.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary) on Monday, August 8, 2005 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta S.P.C.A., 10806 – 124th St., Edmonton, AB T5M 0H3, Tel (780) 447-3600, www.albertaspca.org. The family wishes to acknowledge Louise Dobandi, Crystal Smyke and also Elite Home Support Services for their expert and loving care.
In living memory of Joyce Heaver, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E., CALGARY, AB T2X 3J3. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.Print This Obituary & Condolences