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ROBERTSON, Joyce Marie (nee Geil)

June 24, 1925 – April 19, 2013

Joyce Robertson of Father Lacombe Care Center, Calgary passed away peacefully at the Foothills Hospital on Friday, April 19, 2013 at the age of 87 years.

Joyce was born in Lucky Lake, Saskatchewan June 24, 1925 to George and Tena Geil. In 1947, she married Bill Robertson and moved to Saskatoon where they raised their family of four daughters. She involved her daughters in the music and dance of her Scottish heritage and herself became an accomplished kilt maker. In 1966, the family moved to Calgary. Joyce enjoyed twenty years of managing the China department at Sears Chinook. Over the years, Joyce and Bill enjoyed traveling. Joyce was very active in both Mayfair United Church in Saskatoon and McDougall United Church in Calgary.

She is survived by her daughters Diane Seaward, Iris-Dawn Naylor (John), Gwen Zimmer (Doug) and Fern Kerslake (Graham). She is also survived by grandchildren Bruce Seaward, Allan Naylor, Melanie Guest (Jesse), Jordan Zimmer (Heather), Katrina Zimmer, Kirstin Zimmer, Matthew Kerslake (Michelle), Andrew Kerslake and Travis Kerslake; great-granddaughters Alloya and Dahlia Guest; brother Lorne Geil; sister Verna Botham; and numerous nieces and nephews. Joyce was predeceased by her husband Bill, two sisters Dorothy and Nina and granddaughter Lindsay.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Friday, April 26, 2013 from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m.

A Celebration of Joyce’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through A most sincere thank you to the staff and volunteers at the Father Lacombe Care Center for the exceptional care given to Joyce in her time there. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Father Lacombe Care Center,332 – 146th Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2N 2T9, Telephone: 403-944-1689.

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

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  1. Carol Hiltz(ne Brannan) :

    Greetings from Nova Scotia. I am so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing this week. I remember her from my visits to your home on Avenue F in Saskatoon. She and your Dad always made me feel so welcome when I came to play with my dear friend Diane . She encouraged me to join the dance lessons when I came to stay with my grandparents down the street. we had such fun. I loved being part of your big family on my weekend visits. Then I moved to NS but always kept in touch. Our paths crossed again when my Grandparents moved to Calgary and we visited. Over the years I have enjoyed hearing about all of you from Diane. I recently lost my Mom so I can understand how you must be feeling and hope that you will be there for each other and keep those family ties that your parents valued and I so appreciated being part of when I visited. Our thoughts are with you as you celebrate the life and love of your Mother.

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  2. Sheila and John McHutchison :

    So sorry to hear of your mother’s recent death Iris-Dawn. You, John and your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. We offer our sympathy and condolences to you all.

    Sincerely, Sheila and John McHutchison.

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  3. Jerry and Phyllis Tyndall :

    Iris-Dawn, John and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sorry to hear of your loss.
    –Jerry and Phyllis Tyndall, Kelowna

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