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Joyce Folkerts

July 10, 1939 ~ March 13, 2021 (age 81)


It is with deep sadness that the family of Joyce Minnie Ellen Folkerts (nee Harrison), announce her passing at Masterpiece River Ridge in Medicine Hat on Saturday, March 13th, 2021, at the age of 81, due to Parkinson’s. Joyce was born in Dubuc, SK, attended Lebel Country School and was raised on her parent’s farm in Alida, SK. Mom’s passions were her 3 daughters, 3 grand daughters & 3 great grandchildren. Mom loved spending time with her family & entertaining friends. You would be sure to have the best home cooked meal at Joyce’s table!  As a beautiful, young woman, Mom worked at the bank in Carnduff, SK. This is where Joyce met the love of her life, Gary William Henry Folkerts. Upon their first meeting in the bank one day, Gary said to his friend; “I’m going to marry that girl!” and so he did, on Sept. 27,1958 & together raised their daughters in Stoughton, Lang, Ogema, Redcliff & finally Medicine Hat. Mom will be so missed and lovingly remembered in the hearts of her Daughters; Tammy Herman, Shelley (Rick) Belau, & Taralyn Manary; Grandchildren, Ashley (Ryan) Schwab, Jacey Belau, Lindsey (James) O’Donnell; Great Grandchildren, Seth & Madelyn Schwab & Landon Gary O’Donnell; Sister In-Law, Eleanor Harrison; Nieces & Nephews. Joyce was pre-deceased by her husband Gary in 2016; her parents, Tom & Gladys Harrison; her brother, Elgin Harrison; In-Laws, Gerhard & Tillie Folkerts; her brother & sister in-law, Delmar & Dolores Hoogeveen.  Many thanks to all the staff at Masterpiece River Ridge for the compassionate care Mom received. A private, family service will be held at a later date. Condolences may be sent to subject heading Joyce Folkerts.

Arrangements made by GRACE MEMORIAL AFFORDABLE BURIAL & CREMATION, 1924 10th Ave NW, Medicine Hat, AB T1C 1T5403-905-0440

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