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JOYCE, David “Dave” George

April 28, 1935 – August 5, 2011

With great sadness we announce the passing of David “Dave” George Joyce beloved husband of Valeta of Calgary, on Friday, August 5, 2011 at the age of 76 years.

Together with his wife of forty-seven years Valeta, his brother Keith (Louise), his sons Tony and Shane (Melanie) and his grandson Maxwell, we celebrate his love and dedication to his family. We honour his commitment to his values through his service in the Canadian Navy, his career with the University of Calgary, his volunteer time and his love and celebration of his Newfoundland roots. Dave’s love showed everyone who was fortunate to know him that giving to others was the ultimate gift to give and receive.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta, Suite 302, 609 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 2A1, www.kidscancercare.ab.ca. Thanks to the many friends who supported Dave and his family as well as the professionals at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Foothills Hospital (Unit 47) and the Southwood Hospice for their kindness and caring through this difficult time.

In living memory of Dave Joyce, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Maxine and Reg Frew :

    Our prayer’s and deepest sympathies to the Joyce family. Dave is in a better place. He has been a special friend and we will miss him.
    Note to Max. You were a great joy to Gramp’s so please remember the good times and special memories as you were greatly treasured by him. Our friendship with your whole family and the good times we have had over the years mean a great deal to our family.
    Thinking of you all.
    Love, Maxine and Reg

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  2. Ed and Glynis Lamb :

    Our family has a big hole in it now. Although we saw each other far too infrequently, Dave always made everyone laugh and the time between visits seemed to melt away. He was a very special man and will be missed by all who knew him, family and friends alike. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of his family.

    Love Glynis and Ed

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  3. Allan Chambers :

    Dave was one of the first people I met at the U of C in 1966. He became my mentor, teacher, best friend and car pool buddy (for 17 years of the 24 we worked together). Dave was a builder of the University of Calgary and what it is and stands for today. He loved his family; his passing is a tremendous loss to Val, Tony, Shane his wife Melanie their son Maxwell (grampa’s always give lots of hugs). My sincere sympathy at this time.
    Sleep well my friend the journey is complete! Smooth seas & following winds.

    Al

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  4. Elaine McCoy :

    Our sincere sympathy, Valeta and family, Treasure your memories of Dave, remember the happy times. They will grow dearer as each year passes.

    Miller and Elaine McCoy,
    Didsbury

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  5. The Johnson's :

    We are thankful for the laughs and tears we shared over the fence with “Uncle” Dave….those memories will last forever for us and our boys. Our sincerest thank you to Dave for sharing his love and our deepest sympathies to Val, Tony, Shane, Melanie, and Max for your loss.

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  6. The Goldhart Family :

    Val, Tony, Shane, Melanie and Max
    We are so blessed to have had Dave in our lives. Never will we find a neighbor as kind and open hearted. Our thoughts and prayers are with you always. He will be missed.

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  7. Auntie Valeta, Tony, Shane, Melanie and Max – sending our love to you all. Uncle Dave will always hold a special place in my heart – family and friends are everything. Two angel cards fell out of my deck after his passing – guardian angel and new beginnings. I know that he is watching over us all. Love, Carolyn, Dan, Ben and Holly.

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  8. Branleys Nylla and Darryl :

    Deepest sympathies for your loss Val, Tony, Shane, Melanie and Max

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  9. It was with great sadness that I heard of Dave’s passing. I worked in Central Stores while he was the “head honcho” in Purchasing. I greatly admired him and the work that he did, as well a his friendly and outgoing personality. Please accept my deepest sympathy.

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