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Joyce Theresa (Glaser) Graham

June 9, 1936 ~ December 3, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old

Joyce Graham Obituary

 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Joyce Graham on December 3rd, 2023, at The Crowsnest Pass Health Care Centre in Blairmore, AB.  She was blessed with 87 years.

Joyce was born on June 9th, 1936, in Daysland, AB to proud parents, Lawrence and Elizabeth Glaser.  She was raised on a small farm - a warm, nurturing home - where she learned to be a kind, compassionate person, all while caring for her own Mom throughout her terminal illness.  She spoke little of her heritage and lineage only because information was sparse, but she always spoke with pride and intrigue.

During their 63 years of marriage, Robert (Bob) and Joyce were a true couple - inseparable.  Their relationship was an inspiration to their children and their families.  Joyce prioritized family and faith over a career and was a stay-at-home Mom for many years.  Not even learning to drive until she was in her late 30’s!  The family was truly proud when she chose to become a cosmetician and then watched her flourish – a twenty-year career!

Joyce enjoyed their trailer, camping, fishing, riding her bike, playing cards (Casino and 99) and winning at board games.  Bob and Joyce loved to dance and teaching all the children to follow their lead to the sounds of Waylon Jennings or Queen.  Joyce even took up golfing and tried her hand at sewing, but the latter was short-lived!  In her quiet moments, she could be found crocheting, solving crossword puzzles or reading fiction novels.  Joyce was well-known for her delicious cooking – often recipes obtained from Grandma Madge - and especially loved family gatherings with the Grahams, Palecheks and her Doran extended families.  She had impish-like qualities, often saying something just to spark a reaction - then smile about it.  Her sense of humour was quick and when she felt strongly about something she had no problem letting you know.  Joyce was courageous, stubborn, forgiving, patient, and loving.  She remains forever in our hearts - continuing to give us guidance from above.    

Left to mourn her passing and celebrate her life are her children, Debra (Allen) McGillivray, Crystal (John) Husch and Maureen (Kevin) Webster; her grandchildren, Trent Graham, Candace Hermary, Nick Hermary, Jeremy (Christina) Webster, Daniel (Angie) Webster, and Gordon (Audrey) Webster; her great-grandchildren, Avi, Lucas, Corbyn, Lochlan, Aspen, Melody and Clara.

She was predeceased by her husband Robert (Bob) Graham; her parents, Elizabeth and Lawrence Glaser; her brothers and sisters and fondly remembered members of her extended Graham family.

A Memorial Service will be held at Fantin’s Funeral Chapel (13461 - 20 Ave. Blairmore, AB) on Tuesday, December 12th, 2023, at 1:00 pm with Fr. Joseph Nagothu officiating.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations will be gratefully accepted by the Crowsnest Pass Health Foundation (PO Box 455 Blairmore, AB T0K 0E0).  Condolences may be registered at www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca.

Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements. (403) 562-8555

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Memorial Service
Tuesday
December 12, 2023

1:00 PM
Fantin's Funeral Chapel
13461-20th Avenue P.O. Box 268
Blairmore, Alberta T0K 0E0

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