OBITUARY

Joyce Winnifred Lynch

July 10, 1938November 19, 2020

Our beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother,Joyce Winnifred Lynch (nee Smith) of Osage, SK passed away on November, 19, 2020 at the Fillmore Health Centre at the age of 82 years after a brave a battle with cancer.

She was predeceased by her father, James Elvin Smith in 1949; mother, Marie Winnifred Smith in 1985; brother, Don Smith in 2020; nephew, Brian Keller in 1957 and brother-in-law, Floyd Keller in 2013.

Joyce is survived by her loving family, husband, James; son, Leslie (Deanne) Lynch; son, Brant (Charles Marcoux) Lynch; daughter, Angela (Trevor) Ogden; grandchildren: Chansi (Patrick) Bourke, Jordon (Dakota) Lynch, Keegan Lynch (Shelbi Rowland), Justin (Cassandra) Ogden and Dylan Ogden (Danaka Kolybaba); great-grandchildren, Hudson, Ivy & Sage Bourke. Joyce will also be missed by her best friend and neighbour, Madge Glover; sister, Pearl Keller; brother, Mervin (Rita) Smith; brother, Ken (Terry) Smith; sister-in-law, Lorna Smith as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.

Joyce was a very kind and grateful person and will be missed by all who had the honour of being a part of her life. Joyce was born on a farm southeast of Osage (SE 22-12-12 W2) on July 10, 1938. She attended school in Osage. In 1956, Joyce and Madge ventured off to find employment in Regina. Joyce worked at both Sears and the City of Regina during those years. Joyce married Jim in Osage on June 24, 1959.

Joyce was not only a “farm wife” but a farmer. She spent many hours in the field doing summer fallow, but her favourite time of the year was harvesting in the fall. She loved to combine. Joyce was an integral part of the success of the family farm. Joyce was also willing to lend a hand and over the years she belonged to a variety of community organizations in Osage. She also loved to curl in the winter and most winter weekends were spent curling in local lady’s bonspiels. Spending time with her family and friends was something that Joyce cherished. She loved to go camping with her friends and family. It was a tradition to take a ten-day camping trip yearly at the beginning of July. Many fond memories were made on these camping trips and Joyce and Jim continued this camping tradition until a couple of years ago.

Joyce’s health failed in the last five years after receiving a diagnosis of cancer. She was able to remain at home until June of this year at which time she became a resident of the Fillmore Health Centre. Joyce received tremendous care in Fillmore and her family wants to express gratitude and thanks to the Stoughton Homecare Team and the entire staff of the Fillmore Health Centre. The care and compassion that she received in her final journey was very much appreciated. Her family also wants to thank Madge and Tim Glover for their care and support of Joyce as her health declined.

A Private Family Graveside Service & Interment took place on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. at Osage Cemetery, Osage, SK. with Sharon Elliott officiating.

Donations in memory of Joyce may be made to Fillmore Health Centre at Box 246, Fillmore, SK, S0G 1N0 or Allan Blair Cancer Clinic at 4101 Dewdney Avenue, Regina, SK, S4T 7T1.

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Dale & Mary Anne Paslawski

November 26, 2020

Our deepest condolences to the Lynch family.

George&Wilma LaRoserose

November 25, 2020

Our deepest sympathy to you Jim &family-it was always a pleasure to see you & Joyce with your smiles! Love, Wilma & George.

Carol and Norm Kennedy

November 25, 2020

We were sorry to hear of Joyce’s passing. The first time we met was when I was 17 and had travelled from Ontario to Osage Saskatchewan to meet my father’s family. Joyce drove us to a farm where in a field I met many of Aunt Marie’s family. Merv handed me car keys and said drive back to Aunt Doris. We became the talk of the town when my friend and I managed to put the car into two ditches. I think of my extended family often and wish we would have had more opportunity to get to know one another. Our home is always open to our Saskatchewan Family.

Lyle and Koreana Stomp

November 25, 2020

Our deepest condolences to the Lynch family. Joyce was a special lady who left a beautiful legacy behind. Cherish your memories and speak of her often! Our thoughts are with you during this time.

Jennet Urban

November 24, 2020

Condolences to Jim, Les, Brant, Angela and your families. Many memories of Joyce . May she now be at peace and out of pain.

Wayne & Rosetta Lang

November 24, 2020

Our sympathies go out to the Lynch family:
There was always a smile; a time to chat a bit at the various events that we met up at .
We will be there in spirit as you are gathered at Osage graveyard.
Remember to share your memories of Joyce with generous sprinkling of laughter and smiles!

Jacqueline (Kreutzer) Petit

November 23, 2020

Our sympathies to Jim, Les, Brant, Angela and their families. I have many memories of Joyce and Jim at the curling rink and around town. Joyce always had a smile and was always happy to see us. Will miss seeing you..... Jacqueline, Gerald Petit and family

Jared Carlberg

November 22, 2020

So sorry to hear of Joyce’s passing; she was a wonderful person and I have many fond memories of curling against her and Jim over the years. My mother Collette actually lived with the Lynches when she was first in Osage as a young teacher. My sincere condolences to Jim, Les, Brant, Angela and their partners/families.

Lorna Smith

November 22, 2020

Lorna Smith and husband (Don, deceased) and family have very fond memories of Don's sister, Joyce . Don and older sister Joyce are the youngest two children in the Smith family. Joyce and Don spent a lot of time together before Don started school and were very fond of each other. Don would be sad to know of Joyce's passing.
Our deepest sympathy to Jim and his family at this difficult time.
Rest in peace Joyce.
Lorna Smith and family: Brad, Jared (Sandra), Autumn and Nia,

Deb Procyk

November 22, 2020

To all of the Lynch Family, I am thinking of you during this sad time upon the loss of Joyce. My sincerest condolences.

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