Rose Garden Chapel

5326-48 Street, Barrhead, AB


Joyce Mary Shaw

April 6, 1938January 21, 2020

Mrs. Joyce Shaw, late of Barrhead, Alberta, passed away on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at the age of 81 years. She is survived by her loving family; step son, Bruce ( Carol) Shaw; grandchildren, Mackenzie & Jake Shaw; siblings, Harry ( Cecile) Barton, Eleanor (Bob) Frazer, Bernice (Wally) Martin, Deanne (Oscar) Daase & Michael (Monika) Barton as well as numerous other family and many dear friends. Joyce is predeceased by her husband, Harvey Shaw; parents, Peter & Mary Barton; sister, Linda. Funeral Service will be held on Monday January 27, 2020 at 1:00 PM from Barrhead United Church with Pastor Sharon Foster officiating. Interment will follow in the Eastlawn cemetery. Donations gratefully accepted to Charity of Choice. Tributes may be sent to www.rosegardenchapel.com.


  • Kevin Daase, Active Pallbearer
  • Nick Barton, Active Pallbearer
  • Trent Kozak, Active Pallbearer
  • Ryan Stacey, Active Pallbearer
  • Mac Shaw, Active Pallbearer
  • Jake Shaw, Active Pallbearer
  • Kay Johnston, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Bernice Barabas, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Donna Koropchuk, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Sandy Berglund, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Evelyn Bourgeois, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Tina Chase, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Patti Clark, Honorary Pallbearer

  • Charity of Choice


  • Funeral Service Monday, January 27, 2020


Joyce Mary Shaw

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Pauletta R

February 18, 2020

I am sorry for your families' loss of Joyce. I have just been made aware of her passing and I am sorry that I missed the ceremony of the celebration of her life. Joyce was a wonderful woman who cared for everyone.
Pauletta Renkema

Angela McKee (Ryder)

January 29, 2020

Joyce has been a part of my family as long as I can remember. She and Harvey were good friends with my grandparents, Gus and Evelyn Sawatsky, remained close with my mother Shirley Ryder (Sawatsky), taught me how to make her famous cabbage rolls and was my father in law’s secretary at Fish and Wildlife for many many years. She spent Christmas dinner with us at Milt and Vivian’s for a number of years most recently and was always up for a competitive game of cribbage. She was a well dressed classy lady and will be missed by all of us.

Ross & Sharon Dyer

January 27, 2020

We offer our sympathy & prayers to the Shaw/Barton families. Joyce was a very kind, gracious lady. She was always well dressed and polite.
Hugs from Ross & Sharon.

Leah Pusch

January 27, 2020

What is lovely never dies, but passes into another loveliness, star dust or sea foam, flower or Angel wings. - Thomas Bailey Aldrich.
Our deepest sympathies to Joyce's family and friends. She will always be remembered as a kind, gentle, and graceful lady.
Edna Pusch and Leah Lopushinsky

Kay Johnston

January 26, 2020

Our heartfelt sympathy to the Shaw/Barton families with the passing of Auntie Joyce ( our reference) , a truly wonderful lady , who loved to laugh, play cards, dance, shop,etc, a great contribution to all who knew her. I'm so happy we were in Joyces' life, which included her wonderful family. There were many joyful, fun loving visits with Auntie Joyce and Uncle Harv who were my daughter, Rann-Deans' God Parents. Joyce made the best cabbage rolls, perogies, head cheese, I could go on and on. I will never forget when they lived on he farm, arrived for a visit to find Joyce with strudel dough covering the entire table, hanging over the sides-- we laughed and they were just delicious. Joyce was the best dressed, put together lady I have ever known, She took great pride in her appearance and loved to shop. Joyce was always considerate and respectful to all.
After Harvs' passing Joyce and I enjoyed a South Caribbean Cruise, visiting eight island, didn't want to miss, a thing -- a great vacation companion, also took two bus trips to Minot North Dakota, where we enjoyed the Scandinavin Norsk Fest, lots of great music and shopping.
Joyce will be dearly missed by all who knew her and I know she will be happy to be with Harv once again.

Dennis & Lori Urban

January 24, 2020

We have lots of very good memories of this very Special Lady, Joyce Shaw. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the family! Having attended many of the same functions with Fish and Wildlife over the years, Joyce loved the stories and the trips. Many a laugh was shared during these times!
Joyce was the face of the Barrhead Fish and Wildlife Office over the years and was always ready to lend a hand or help a new officer get things right or a new steno in another district, get the paperwork completed! Call Joyce, she will know what to do! A wealth of knowledge and a super friendly disposition, Joyce could deal with any situation that came up in a very busy office.
May you rest in Peace Joyce, and God Bless!! Dennis & Lori

Edie (Edith) Yuill

January 24, 2020

I didn’t know Joyce really well but I always admired her demeanour, work ethic and community spirit. I helped organize the annual Blue Heron Fair Parade for many years and the year Joyce retired after a 52 year government career I asked her to be Honorary Parade Marshall. She very kindly agreed and was joined by Harvey in the lead car and attended the appreciation luncheon that followed. I appreciated her willingness to take part and am saddened to hear of her passing. My sincere condolences to her entire family and especially her sister Deanna Daase.

Diane Fischer

January 24, 2020

Our deepest condolences to the entire Shaw/ Barton family. Auntie (honorary) Joyce was one of the kindest most giving people i have ever known. She always opened up her home to us and treated us like royalty when we visited. Whether it was going on fun fishing trips, picking blueberries, visiting the Barton Clan for easter or thanksgiving or just stopping by for Dad and Uncle Harv to get in a good game of crib, Auntie Joyce always found a way to over feed us all on her amazing cooking. The best cabbage rolls, dill pickles and perogies were always pulled out for us. Special memories include a couple of trips that i took Auntie Joyce and mom on after Uncle Harv passed away. I think we went to four or five wig shops in Vegas to find just the perfect one. We also visited Detroit and Chicago together. Auntie Joyce was always very well put together and colour coordinated. She always had a big smile on her face and loved to laugh and dance. Mom and I had just talked about taking a trip up to see her when we found out she was gone. Auntie Joyce was special.... she will be incredibly missed. Mom says she knows Joyce is up there in heaven and she is having a great game of cards with Harv and Dad.

Milt & Vivian Mckee

January 23, 2020

Saddened to hear of the passing of such a great friend and co-worker. Joyce was such a great lady and had an unheard of work ethic and dedication to her work with Alberta Fish & Wildlife which spanned 52 years. I count myself fortunate to have been a part of that for 27 of those years. Vivian & I are still finding this hard to believe as we always considered her part of our family. Our condolences go out to the entire family.

John Tansowny

January 23, 2020

Harvey and Joyce, along with all of the Barton Family were special to all of the Tansowny family. I have so many fond memories of countless dinners, card games and parties, both while on the farm and in town after Mom and Dad moved. Harvey and Joyce were especially close to Fred and Joan. Again, nothing but great memories of so many fun evenings. I am sorry Peg and I will not be able to attend the funeral, but please accept our deepest condolences; and thank you all for a history of great fun, great friendships and most importantly, amazing memories. We miss you all.
John and Peggy