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McLAREN – E. Joyce (nee Wileman)

November 10, 1928 – November 18, 2009

With great sadness, the family of Joyce McLaren announce her passing into God’s care on Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at the age of 81 years.

Joyce was a devoted and caring person with a great love for family, friends, conversation, and finding joy in the simple things in life. Never one to “sweat the small stuff”, her optimism was contagious to those she touched.

Joyce leaves to mourn her loving husband of thirty-eight years Frank McLaren; six children, Darcy (Dolly) Johnson, Jeff (Velma) Johnson, Jennifer (David) Witherden, Darlene (David) Andrew, Roger (Andrea McLaren), and Michael (Karmen) McLaren; eighteen grandchildren; and twelve great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Telephone: 403-243-8200) on Monday, November 23, 2009 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to United Way of Calgary and Area, #600, 1202 Centre Street S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 5A5 Telephone: (403) 231-6265, www.calgaryunitedway.org or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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  1. Doug MacQuarrie :

    Losing one so dear is never easy and it always comes too soon no matter when it happens. I count myself lucky to have met Joyce on several occasions and when I stayed with she and Frank on one weekend, I was made to feel as a member of the family.

    Rest assured that her kindness is reflected in the souls of her children and grandkids.

    Please let your cherished memories of her fill the space in your hearts that is left by her passing. In this way, Joyce will be with you all each and every day!

    Doug, Donna, Leah and Duncan MacQuarrie

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  2. Margaret & Thomas Alty :

    We would like to extend our deepest Sympathy to Frank & Family. I became friends with Joyce when I started delivering the Southwood Church News & we had some wonderful chats. She was such a kind & friendly lady. I always enjoyed visiting with her & we kept in touch by emailing each other. She will be very sadly missed. I am very sorry I can’t attend the Service, but I have 2 Medicals that I cannot postpone, on Monday afternoon.
    Tom & Margaret Alty

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  3. Helen McDowall :

    Dear Frank & Family

    Was terribly sorry to hear of Joyce’s passing, she was such a wonderful person and a very dear friend. Frank I get comfort out knowing that her & Ken are probably working on a cross word puzzle just like they did in Quartzsite.
    Also know what a deep hole it leaves in ones life with the loss of a spouse and best friend.
    My very deepest Sympathy Frank, to you and all you family

    Love always Helen McDowall

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  4. Stan & Darlene Miller :

    Frank & family,
    We were sorry to read of Joyce’s passing.
    She was such a sweet lady! Always so easy to chat with whether it was at a Stearns/Canped function or at the grocery store! She will be missed.
    Our most sincere thoughts and sympathy go out to all of you as you go through this difficult time.
    Stan & Darlene Miller

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  5. Frank and Family; We were so sorry to hear of Joyce’s passing. Growing up I always considered her a second mother helping my parents keep Darcy and I in line. Our hearts go out to you and we will be thinking of you in your time of sorrow.
    Larry, Claudine, Brent and Christopher Siegel

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