BAMSEY, Joyce (nee Rosenbury)
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November 24, 1924 in London, England – March 13, 2013 in Leduc, Alberta
It is with great sadness that the family of Joyce Bamsey announces her peaceful passing with family at her side. Joyce was a dear wife, sister, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She is survived by her beloved husband of 68 years, Arthur; three sons, Alan (Carolyn), Colin (Jena), Ian (Catherine); one daughter, Elaine (Terry) Merriman; as well as daughter- in-law, Kathy Bamsey; eleven grandchildren, Tara (Kevin) Proctor, Andrea (Russell) Rice, David (Amanda) Merriman, Lianne (David) Insinger, Sara (Mike) Wengryn, Matthew Bamsey, Melissa (Dennis) Burge, Trevor (Lea) Bamsey, Laura (Justin) Bamsey, Kevin Bamsey, and Samantha Bamsey; seven great-grandchildren, Anika, Teagan, Ailee, Katie, Bryson, Zachary and Aidan. She is also survived by a sister, Beryl Tate, and a brother, Derek Risley, several nephews and nieces in England. Joyce was greatly loved and will be deeply missed.
Joyce was predeceased by her parents, infant daughter, Gloria (1954), and her son, Donald (1998), as well as two older sisters, Alice and Vera.
Joyce was a factory worker in war-torn London when she met Art at a dance at Covent Garden. They soon married and in 1945, she and many other war brides sailed for Canada and a whole new world. Joyce enjoyed life spending summers at Pigeon Lake in the cabin, bowling, curling, visiting friends, tending the garden on the acreage, spending winters golfing in Arizona, also traveling to many parts of North America, returning home to England and into Europe. Joyce loved crafts and spent many hours of enjoyment creating lovely projects.
The family would like to thank Dr. Anton duToit, the staff at Leduc Hospital and at Leduc Extendicare for all their kindness, care and compassion.
Cremation has taken place and a Memorial gathering and Celebration of her life will be arranged later. In lieu of flowers and tributes, donations may be made to the Firefighter's Burn Treatment Society, 7024 - 101 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T6A 0H7.
Published in The Edmonton Journal on Mar. 16, 2013