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Born: Apr 10, 1932
Date of Passing: Nov 21, 2022Offer Condolences or Memory
1932 - 2022
Joyce Anderson, age 90, passed away peacefully on November 21, 2022, at St. Boniface Hospital, with family at her side. She was born in Winnipeg on April 10, 1932, daughter of the late Pieter and Sabina Besse (nee Nieuwenburg) and stepdaughter of Kit Besse.
Joyce was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Bertil. Joyce is survived by her daughter: Christine (Gary), son: Brent (Liisa), four grandchildren: Tara (Jeff), Jenna (Matt), Will (Sadie) and Lea; four great- grandchildren: Zoey, Stella, Maeve and Olivia, and one sister: Teena (Cliff). She also leaves many other family members and friends, including the Kocsis and close family friends: the Melvins. All will sadly miss her.
Joyce was a beloved artist and art teacher. Her art and her students kept her busy and happy until her final days. She enjoyed her time at River Ridge Retirement Residence where she had many friends and happy times. Joyce loved her family and was thrilled to have visited with all her great-grandchildren last Christmas.
A celebration of Joyce's life will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, December 5, 2022, at Glen Eden Funeral Home with interment to follow.
The family would like to thank the staff at St. Boniface Hospital for their care of Joyce.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Humane Society.
Glen Eden Funeral Home
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 03, 2022
Condolences & Memories (13 entries)
So sorry to read this, this morning. I know you have lots of happy memories and I hope these memories will get you through your days ahead. It’s difficult to loose a parent and more difficult just before Christmas. Our thoughts are with you at this time. - Posted by: Vi Malach (Friend) on: Dec 13, 2022
Hi Christine and Family. First of all, our heartfelt condolences to you and your family on the passing of your mom. You and I were friends way back in elementary school and I spent a lot of time at your house after school. Some of my fondest memories are those of your mom giving a group of us drawing lessons in your basement. I still have my spiral drawing pads and have shown them to my grandchildren. I never did draw very well but I have always admired your mom’s work. We have a painting of hers that my mom commissioned her to paint of the view from my childhood cottage, out onto the lake. It hangs in our spare room. It never fails to remind me of our friendship and our elementary school days. Again, I’m sorry for your loss. - Posted by: Claudia (Friend) on: Dec 07, 2022
On behalf of our father James Barry MacKay and his Family, we send our Heartfelt Condolences to Joyce’s Family. Joyce was a dear friend to our father during his stay at River Ridge. We got to know Joyce and appreciate the Beauty she portrayed as a Friend and accomplished artist. She will be missed but leaves behind a legacy of beauty in her works. Sincerely, James Barry MacKay💐 Loral Hildebrand & Coralie Bezpalko - Posted by: James Barry MacKay (Friend) on: Dec 04, 2022
I truly was blessed to spend a couple of hours every 5 weeks with Joyce when she came to get her hair done. She had such a beautiful energy about her. We shared some wonderful conversations about her art classes at RiverRidge, her days of teaching art at school, and some candid conversations I think I’ll keep between her and I. I looked forward to our visits, and it saddens me to know there will be no more. RIP Joyce. Until we meet again. My sincere condolences to her family, friends and all of those whose lives she touched. - Posted by: Lisa Glass (Hairstylist) on: Dec 04, 2022
Sorry to learn of Joyce's passing. Her and I go way back to the 80's when we were on The board for River East Art & Craft assoc. We had many art related conversations and a lot of great times painting and displaying our paintings in malls and at her last show with Mb. Art Expo. I can't recall a time that she did not have a smile on her face, very appropriate obit. photo. I'm sure she inspired many artists, young and old in her long fulfilled life as artist and teacher. She will be missed Hubert Theroux - Posted by: Hubert Theroux (Friend and fellow artist) on: Dec 03, 2022
Joyce graced us with her gifts of art and friendship, that began when she was a small child with my grandmother and mother. She was a constant in our lives. She was poised and always in beautiful attire, her jewelry and smiles sparkling. To me she was a princess. It is with great sadness we say goodbye. It has been a blessing to have known her. Love and condolences to her children and their families. - Posted by: Noraleen Loewen (Melvin) (Friend ) on: Dec 03, 2022
My warmest condolences to Joyce's family. I will miss Joyce's smile and fearless approach to art and life. She was a big influence in my life. She taught me patience and a great joy of painting. I will always be grateful for knowing her. Sincere regards, Samantha - Posted by: samantha atkinson (art student and friend) on: Dec 03, 2022
Joyce was such an appropriate name as she sought and found beauty and Joy in all manner of life's experiences. This Joy found expression through her life long creation of an array of Paintings and Sculptures that brighten the walls and hearts of so many lives. It was my deep pleasure to have known her throughout my life. She will be sorely missed. May peace and love be your constant companion forever more. - Posted by: russell melvin (Friend) on: Dec 03, 2022
I am so very sorry to hear about your Mom's passing. She was a very special lady with such beautiful talent and insight in life. I met her when my father was at RR1 and we developed an incredible friendship. I am very fortunate to have one of her paintings I commissioned from her that will always remind me of her beautiful soul.. She will continue to be in my heart and memories forever. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family 💞 - Posted by: Mary Brychka (Friend) on: Dec 03, 2022
My deepest condolences to Christine & Gary and their families, and to Brent & Liisa and families, and Tina & Cliff. I had known Joyce since my birth and thought of her as an older sister, friend & one of Winnipeg’s artistic treasures. I loved her❤️ We’ll all miss her very much. Maureen Melvin-Elias - Posted by: Maureen Melvin-Elias (Friend) on: Dec 03, 2022
Joyce was a very special person in our families' lives, her generosity of heart will be remembered always. Her talent was exceptional, and we all have pieces of her art on the walls of our homes. We will miss you Joyce and send our thoughts and condolences to the Brent and Christine and their families. - Posted by: Teena Cottingham (Sister) on: Dec 03, 2022
My father is a resident at River Ridge, where Joyce also lived. I learned of her story and her amazing art, and would always see her smiling face when I visited my dad. Her stunning art pieces generously grace many walls at River Ridge. The fact that she used her art as therapy, and was so willing to share it with her students, was an encouragement to me. I'm so sorry to hear of her passing, but am glad it was peaceful. Her legacy of beauty, service and grace will live on. Condolences to her family and friends. - Posted by: Lydia Penner (Admirer of her art) on: Dec 03, 2022
Joyce had a zest for life. Her energetic personality always made people smile. She has a special place in my heart. - Posted by: Tamy Cummings (Friend ) on: Dec 03, 2022
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