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STAYSKO, Luella Joyce

November 9, 1929 – Redcliff, Alberta
December 27, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Luella “Joyce” Staysko of Calgary, AB passed away on December 27, 2018 at the age of 89 years.

Joyce and her husband Bob loved to travel, enjoying several trips to Jedburgh, Scotland to visit with relatives, followed by tours of Scotland, Wales, and England. A special highlight was a visit with their son Robert Jr. and family in Muscat, Oman. They saw most of the Canadian provinces as well as much of the United States. Joyce ranked Las Vegas and Hawaii as her two favourites. Joyce and Bob lived for three years in Trinidad, West Indies after a transfer by Chevron (Standard) in 1952, travelling with Robert Jr. and David in tow. Stephen was born during their residency there. They returned to Calgary in 1955 and lived out their days there. She was loved, and will be forever loved by her family.

Joyce is survived by her three sons and their spouses, David (Nena), Robert Jr. (Sharon), and Stephen (Mia); seven grandchildren and their spouses, Ryan (Alana), Michael (Colette), Robert, Nicole (Andy),  Travis (Stephanie), Andrew and Nolan ; and was blessed with three great-grandchildren, Mylah, Ryker, and Huxley. Joyce is also survived by one sister Joanne Hill of Medicine Hat, they were life time best friends.

She was predeceased by her loving and devoted husband of sixty-five years, Robert Francis Staysko; her parents, Thomas and Isobel Balmer of Redcliff, AB; and her siblings, Martha (Palmer) Huckle, Betty (George) Christie, John (Frieda) Balmer, Thomas (Ellen) Balmer and William (Isabella) Balmer; and her brother-in-law Earl Hill, all of the Medicine Hat, AB, and Redcliff, AB, area.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Spirit Catholic Church (10827 – 24th Street S.W., Calgary, AB) on Friday, January 4, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow at the Church. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

The family would like to sincerely thank the staff at Revera McKenzie Towne who assisted Joyce for five years after Robert’s passing as well as the staff at Bethany Riverview Long Term Care Centre for their kindness and attention to Joyce’s needs in her final months.

In living memory of Joyce Staysko, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB, T2X 3J3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.

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  1. Sympathy & prayers from the Looke family, NS

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  2. What a privilege and honour it was to have known this wonderful lady. Doug stayed with Bob and Joyce for two terms of his schooling and was treated royally by Joyce. She was always so friendly and her door was always open – Have so many wonderful memories of the Staysko Family and Loved Auntie Joyce. My thoughts are with The Entire Staysko Family – May all your great memories fill your hearts .

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  3. I will remember a very glamorous lady that I was lucky enough to meet both in Scotland and in Canada. To me some of her photos looked like she was a film star in Hollywood, it made her laugh so much when I told her at our family gathering last year.
    Thinking of all the Staysko family, there will be a bright star in the sky shining over you all.

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  4. Glenda and David Duguid :

    To all the Staysko family, our sincere condolences on the loss of Joyce. Although we had not seen her a lot over the years, it was so great that she was able to be at the family reunion and for everyone to have a great visit. I have such good memories of Joyce when I was going to university in Calgary. She provided me a “home away from home!” Rest in peace dear lady!

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  5. HAROLD H FREUND :

    IT IS WITH HEARFTELT CONDOLENCES I OFFR LOVE AND M EMORIES IN THE LIFE OF LEULLA STAYSKO SHE WAS THE LOVING WIFE OF LONG TIME CHEVRON RETIREE ON BEHALF OF MYSELF PAST PRESIDENT OF THE CHEVRON RETIREES ASSOCIATION AND ALL HIS MANY FRIENDS AND RETIEES AT CHEVRON MAY THE FAMILY HOLD HIM UP AND CELEBRATE HIS LIFE GOD BLESS YOU ALL YOURS HAROLD H FREUND

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  6. Richard and Rose Marie Homik :

    Dear Bob,Sharon and family,
    It is sad when a good lady’s life comes to an end. May your fond memories and all the happy times shared help comfort you at this time. Our hearts are with you along with our prayers.

    Sincere condolences
    Richard and Rose Marie Homik

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  7. Honourable Nick Taylor :

    Our sympathies and condolences to the family from Peg and Nick Taylor. We have been friends, school mates, and co-adventurers since high school days in Medicine Hat.
    Joyce and Bob were a great asset to Alberta
    May they rest in peace.

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