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VACHON – Joyce (nee Shuttleworth)

November 18, 1921 – January 27, 2010

Joyce passed away at the age of 88 years on Monday, January 27, 2010 after a brief struggle with cancer.

She was predeceased by her husband, RCMP Assistant Commissioner Joe Vachon. She will be dearly missed by her five children, Lea (Martine) of Ottawa, Geoff (Janice) of Calgary, Valoree Jack (Ron) of Ottawa, Linda Brown (Ross) of Regina and D’Arcy of Calgary; seven grandchildren Dave, Daryl, Jessie, Christine, Erin, Jill and Mike and eight great grandchildren.

Joyce was born in Souris, Manitoba on November 18, 1921. She grew up in Souris and Brandon, Man. In 1947 she married Joe and as an RCMP family they moved across the country, living in Winnipeg, Ottawa, Whitehorse, Calgary and Regina.

After finally settling in Calgary in 1971, she made many dear friends through her bridge and curling clubs and her other activities. Granny as she was known to many also enjoyed great times travelling and vacationing with her family.

The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the Palliative Care Team.

Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at St. Mary’s Cathedral (219 – 18 Avenue S.W.) on Friday, January 29, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to The Salvation Army Alberta & Northern Territories, Divisional Headquarters 9618 – 101A Avenue Edmonton, AB T5H 0C7.

In living memory of Joyce Vachon, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.

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  1. Andree Tellier and Tom Reaume :

    Dear Val and Ron –

    We were so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. We know how much she meant to you both and how much you enjoyed spending time with her. Just recently, it was lovely to hear of the many trips that the three of you took together over the years. Although little can be said at this time to ease the pain of your loss, we hope that the memories of those shared moments, perhaps tucked away on a little terrace in Italy somewhere, will one day bring smiles to your faces as you remember the good times.

    Thinking of you,

    Andrée and Tom

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  2. Maureen(Milne)Ramage&Greg Ramage :

    Dear Vachon Families:
    We we so sad to read today of your Mom’s passing. We send you all our deepest sympathy and prayers at this very sad time. God Rest Her Soul.
    Your friends, Maureen & Greg

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  3. Liana Campbell(Marano) :

    Dear Linda,
    We were very sorry to read of the
    passing of your Mother.
    Our deepest sympathy and prayers are
    with all of you at this time.
    Liana. Nancy, Nello and Rose Marano

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  4. Dear Geoff and Janice and family,
    We were so sorry to read about your Mom’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    With our deepest sympathy,
    Matt Braun and Debbie Braun

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