It is with immense sadness that we announce the passing of Joyce Clapham. After a long and brave fight with cancer Joyce passed away peacefully in the morning of August 18th at the Campbell River, BC hospital. She was 66 years young at her passing and loved life.
Joyce was born in Winnipeg on October 22, 1950 and spent most of her life in Winnipeg, Manitoba, West Fargo, North Dakota and the last 5 years in Courtenay, BC. She loved life, people and her “precious animals”. Joyce owned Artistic Reflections wildlife art gallery and much of her working career was spent in the hospitality industry. Her life was dedicated to the care of animals. Her poodles were always a big part of her life.
Joyce lived in a loving marriage with her husband Bruce for 33 years and he will truly miss the good times they shared. Joyce loved and cherished her two step sons and their wives, Kyle (Nina) of Surrey, and Brad (Lisa) and granddaughter Olivia of Dallas, Texas.
Joyce leaves in passing her beloved father Steve Kachur, 97 years old, and her brother Jim, both of Winnipeg, nephew Shane Kachur of Burlington, Ont, niece Kim Kachur of Vancouver, BC, and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Joyce was predeceased by her mother Mary Kachur (Prokop).
Sister in law Lorraine (best friend extraordinaire) is left with a broken heart….these two shared a special and everlasting love and devotion to each other.
Joyce’s personality was always upbeat, positive and infectious. Everyone that met her never forgot the contact. She had the ability to change the atmosphere in a room or the character of an event just by her association. Many, many will miss her.
Life was taken from this beautiful person far too soon. May she rest in peace after her long fight. We all love you, and know we now have a very special angel watching over us.
There will be a Celebration of Joyce’s Life at Neil Bardal Funeral Centre, 3030 Notre Dame Avenue, Winnipeg at 2:00 pm Friday September 22, 2017.
Flowers are gratefully declined but for those that wish to donate in her name please do so to your favorite SPCA or the Cancer Society.