It is with great sadness, the family announces Joyce Doreen Claybo (Magnuson), late of Calgary, AB,(formerly of Midale, SK), passed away and went to be with her Lord on July 7, 2019 at the age of 89 years.
She was predeceased by her parents Oscar and Vivian Magnuson; her husband Mervin (Bud); sister Aletha (George) Hardy; sisters-in-law, Alphild (George) Molberg and Gladys (Danton) Johnson; brother-in-law, Marvin “Sonny” Claybo.
Joyce is survived by her children: son, Ross (Jenny),Toronto, ON and their family: Daniel and Dominique, daughter Barbara (Jim) Nicholson, Calgary, AB and their family: Cherie, Christie, Katie, Nathan, Laura, Sara, David and Daniel, son Larry, Florida, USA; sister-in-law ,Opal Claybo; as well as numerous great grandchildren, nieces and nephews
Joyce grew up in Midale, SK and often spoke of her great love of the people, in this town. She graduated from Nurses training at Regina General Hospital in 1951 and married her high school sweetheart Mervin (Bud) Claybo on November 27, 1953. Being a RCAF bride, she traveled extensively in Canada, having her children across three provinces. Once outside the Air Force, the family returned to Saskatchewan and she resumed her nursing career. She was an accomplished pianist and used her skills often in the churches she attended.
She was also very well known for her cooking and baking skills. In particular, keeping alive the many Scandinavian Christmas traditions, especially potatis korv and lefse.
She traveled extensively before succumbing to dementia which kept her confines in her last years in a nursing home. She maintained a strong Christian faith throughout her life and will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
A Celebration of Joyce's Life was held on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. from First Baptist Church, Midale, SK with Pastor Ken Easterbrook officiating.
In lieu of flowers, for family and friends so wishing, charitable donations in memory of Joyce may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada, 20 Eglinton Avenue West, 16th Floor, Toronto, ON, M4R 1K8.