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June 30, 1936 ~ July 31, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old
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Joyce June Andersen of Medicine Hat passed away peacefully on Monday, July 31, 2023 at the age of 87 years, beloved wife of the late Martin Andersen. She leaves to cherish her memory four daughters, Debra (Denver) Clark, Sherri (Terry) Andersen, Kim (Travis) Hamilton, and Melissa (Raymond) King; grandchildren, Nerissa, Harley, Kristoff, Tiffany, Michael, Nicole, Connor, Taylor, Katherine; and three great grandchildren, Brody, Beth, and Cassie. Besides her loving husband Martin Andersen, Joyce was predeceased by her parents, Edith Frig and John Stanke, and one sister Jackie Packard. Joyce was born on June 30, 1936 in Medicine Hat, Alberta. She married Martin on August 31, 1963 in her hometown. Together they raised four daughters. Joyce maintained the home while Martin farmed their land south of Seven Persons. Even though she seldom ventured out, Joyce kept in close contact with many friends and family. Her sound advice and loyalty created many life long friends. Martin passed away in 2015 and despite her being blind since the age of fourteen, Joyce continued to live independently until being hospitalized in June of 2023. She passed away peacefully from natural causes surrounded by family. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME & CELEBRATION OF LIFE CENTRE on Friday, August 4, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. with Life Celebrant, David Townsend officiating. The service will be live streamed. Those who wish to attend virtually, please visit pattisonfuneralhome.com and select live streaming, then select the youtube (arrow). Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. Those who wish to remember Joyce with a donation, may do so to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (#102, 520 2nd Street SE, Medicine Hat).