Joyce Elma Persson

19/07/1930 - 19/02/2023


Obituary For Joyce Elma Persson

July 19, 1930 – February 19, 2023

Joyce Elma Persson, 92, of Grande Prairie, passed away on February 19, 2023. Joyce was born in Last Lake, AB to Olive and George Wearden on July 19, 1930. She had 12 siblings and grew up in Brownvale, AB. Joyce was very loved by and blessed with 11 children and 67 grand, great, and great-great grandchildren. She cherished every visit and every phone call. Her legacy and impact on her family, loved ones and friends will live in our hearts forever. Joyce was predeceased by her husband Rod Persson, sons Terry and Ron Wald and her grandson Nathan Wald. She was a very social lady who made friends wherever she went and loved her coffee and tea gatherings. She very much enjoyed planting her flowers and garden in the spring. Baba was always in the kitchen prepping a meal or baking up a storm. She loved singing along to old country music, bowling, curling and was always winning at bingo. Her family fondly remembers her favorite saying “I haven’t seen you in a hundred years!”, even if it had only been a short time between visits. A service will be held later in the spring for family and friends.

Care entrusted to Bear Creek Funeral Home 780-830-7742

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  • 24/02/2023

    So sad to hear this about Joyce. She was such a wonderful lady who always made everyone feel like they mattered. She worked with my Mom and she could always make other's smile and feel good about themselves. Truly was a blessing to all who knew her. RIP Joyce.

  • 24/02/2023

    Our sincerest condolences. She was such a sweet lady. Always happy to see you. She will be missed.

  • 23/02/2023

    May the Wonderful memories of your Mom's Love be with you and comfort you at this time. With deepest sympathy.

  • 23/02/2023

    Penny and Family, So sorry to hear of the passing of Joyce. I'll always have fond memories of our lunches in your kitchen, many laughs and your comforting smile every time I came into your home. You are indeed a very special lady Joyce, heaven has gained another angel with you. With love and a heavy heart, Coralie xo

  • 23/02/2023

    Condolences to the family! Aunt Joyce will be missed by many. I will cherish the visits I had with her. ❤ Wendy Webb

  • 23/02/2023

    So sorry to hear of your mom's passing Penny, I always loved her "visits" when she came to the hospital. Always a huge smile and a hug. You, your parents and family were a huge part of my childhood, thinking of all of you, Brenda (Dunbar) Smith

  • 22/02/2023

    I remember fondly visiting Auntie Joyce with my family when I was a child, many decades ago, I especially loved her baking, rhubarb jam and laughter. Last year I had the pleasure of speaking with her when we arranged for Joyce to speak with our mom and her sister Eunice just prior to our mom's passing. Rest in peace Auntie Joyce. Sandra Edelman

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