LOHNER, Joyce Lorraine (Kiper)
On December 7th, 2012, Joyce Lorraine Lohner of Camrose passed away peacefully with her family at her side at the age of 72 years after a long battle with Crohn's disease and cancer.
She will be lovingly remembered by her husband Leon and her children Michael (Tracie) of Edmonton and Wendy (Douglas) Winder of Calgary, grandchildren Sydney and Devon Winder, Goddaughter Kathleen (Merrick) Hill of Chestermere, sister Doreen (Ralph) Haugland of Surrey, BC, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Joyce was predeceased by her parents Alexander and Vivian Kiper of Vancouver, brother and sister-in-law Alex and Diane of Langley, BC, and her niece Donna Haugland of North Vancouver.
Joyce attended Gladstone Secondary School in Vancouver. She taught in Kitimat, Sardis and Vancouver prior to teaching at 4Wing RCAF Baden-Soellingen, Germany. It was here that she met the love of her life, Leon, and then moved to Camrose and taught in area schools.
Joyce had a life-long passion for music, teaching, baseball and basketball, and learning. She loved to travel, volunteer and spend time with her family – particularly her grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be held at Camrose United Church on Friday, December 14th at 2:00 p.m. Inurnment will take place in the Camrose Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made to Camrose Home Care or Unit #2 Palliative Care, St. Mary's Hospital in Camrose or a charity of your choice.
To send condolences, please visit
Burgar Funeral Home Camrose & Daysland in care of arrangements. 780-672-2121.

Published in The Edmonton Journal on Dec. 11, 2012