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Date of Passing: Nov 04, 2022

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On the morning of Friday, November 4, 2022, Joyce passed peacefully into the loving arms of her Saviour.
Her memory will be treasured by her daughters, Sheila (Wendell Kolsun), Lorraine (Rene Milner), sons, Glen (Therese), Richard (Amie Knight), her 14 grandchildren , Kurt, Eric, Lauryssa (Andrew), Kaitlyn (Alexander), Emily (Nick), Mathew (Claire), Gabriella (Tyler), Isaiah, Julia, Natalie, Alex, Drew (Tristan), Lelan and Jade, and eight great-grandchildren. Joyce is survived by sisters, Olive Matiation; Janet (Albert) Zemianski, Lillian (Malvin) Maximitch; Thelma (Wallace) Piercy and Sylvia Raginski. Joyce was predeceased by her husband Peter Niznowski; parents, Steve and Dora Sitko; brothers, Frank, Mike, and John Sitko; and sister Marcia Sitko.
Joyce was born in 1933, raised on the farm north of Oakburn, and attended St. John's School. She completed high school in Elphinstone. She went to teacher's college and began her teaching career in Inwood, Whitemouth, Birtle, St. Rose du Lac. She later took courses at the University of Manitoba to complete her education degree. In 1974 she moved with her family to Cranberry Portage where she taught for Frontier School Division until her retirement. She enjoyed visits from family and friends and had a passion for quilting/crafts, gardening and canning. She enjoyed traveling with dad and touring various destinations including Rome, Israel and Ukraine. Mom was a woman of deep faith and was devoted to serving in her parish.
Prayers will be held on Wednesday, November 9 at Cropo, 1442 Main at 7:00 p.m. On Thursday, November 10, a lunch in Joyce's honour will be served at 11:30 a.m. at St. Peter's Church hall followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 1:30 p.m. at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, 748 Keewatin St., Winnipeg. Entombment will follow at Queen of Heaven Mausoleum, Assumption Cemetery, 3990 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg.
The family would like to thank Holy Family Home, especially the nurses and support staff on St. Francis unit for their compassion and care. Special thanks to Dr. Andrea Babick, Cathy, Karen, Alex and Myroslava who were there to give her extra care when it was so critical during the Covid lockdown.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Development and Peace, Canadian Catholic Organization, 211 Edmonton Street, Winnipeg, MB R3C 1R4 or donations may be made online at or to Diabetes Canada or Heart and Stroke, https://www.heart

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 08, 2022

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • I remember fondly our travel experiences with your folks down southsending sincere condolences - Posted by: Jan Bowles (Friend) on: Nov 10, 2022

  • Condolences to the family, - Posted by: Helene and Carl Pitura (friend ) on: Nov 10, 2022

  • Growing up with Sheila in Cranberry, everyone was always welcome at the Niznowski home. Condolences to all the family of Joyce. Take care - Posted by: Dawn Kizuik (Friend) on: Nov 09, 2022

  • Sincere condolence to you Lorrain and Rene on the death of Lorraine's Mother. The circle of life for another mother comes . My prayers for you both ♥️ - Posted by: Joan /John Ginnell (Rene Aunt) on: Nov 08, 2022

  • Condolences to Lorraine and all of the family. - Posted by: Karen Lee (Former colleague of Lorraine Milner ) on: Nov 08, 2022

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