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McGRATTON, Joyce Grace (nee Shier)

Posted By Obits On October 4, 2015 @ 11:35 AM In Obituary | No Comments

July 5, 1930 – Semans, Saskatchewan
September 29, 2015 – Calgary, Alberta

With great sadness and broken hearts, the family of Joyce McGratton sadly announces her passing on Tuesday, September 29 at the age of 85.

Joyce was born and raised on the family farm in Semans, SK. She moved to Regina to complete her secondary education and began a career in business administration. She lived in several Canadian cities, eventually settling in Calgary where she worked as a switchboard operator at the Foothills Hospital. After retirement, Joyce owned and operated a high school driver education company. She loved flowers, gardening, travelling and spending time with family and friends. Joyce was a very social person and supportive of the many people in her life.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie and Allan Harvey; four sons and daughters-in-law, Garth and Corinne Wood, Larry and Catherine McGratton, Lyle and Erin McGratton, and Dale and Cheryl McGratton; eleven grandchildren, Jonathan (Laurie) and Justin (Janice) Harvey, Derek (Cher) Wood Wilton, Daniel (Jenna) and Dominic Wood, Andrew and Claire McGratton, Sean and Heather Moloney, Madeline and Raquel McGratton; seven great-grandchildren, Alexandra, Ethan, Austin, Evan, Alaynna, Payton and Bauer, and one great-grandbaby on the way. She is also survived by her brother-in-law Peter Popick and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Joyce was predeceased by her first husband, Daniel Hempy Wood; second husband, John Dunn McGratton; parents, Reaford and Verna Shier; sister Bernice Popick; brother Norman Shier and sister-in-law Esther.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North) on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Joyce McGratton, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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