Joyce Dowdall

April 29, 2018 11 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

March 1939 to April 2018

The family of Joyce Dowdall sadly announces her passing following a short illness.

She is deeply mourned by her daughters: Denise (Daryl) and Jane (Gord), her treasured grandchildren, Liam (Caitlin), Katie, Sarah, and Chloe. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Dennis in 2008. She will also be greatly missed by family and friends in England and Canada.

Mum was a creative soul who enjoyed art in many forms and saw beauty everywhere. She was never happier than when her hands were busy with a paintbrush, coloured pencil, knitting needles, or even a jigsaw puzzle. Many homes of family and friends have benefitted from being on the receiving end of her great talents. She enjoyed sharing her skills with others and spent many happy years at Northgate Lions Centre teaching art classes and participating in clubs.

A sincere thankyou to the doctors, nurses, and paramedics who treated Mum with great care and compassion. To all our family and friends who have reached out in support – we cannot thank you enough.

The family is proud to present Mum’s artistic talent and a celebration of her life in the Otter Room at the Edmonton Valley Zoo on Wednesday, May 2nd at 6:00pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Mum’s name can be made to the Valley Zoo Development Society, PO Box 2359, Edmonton, T5J 2R7.

  1. Life is eternal, and love is immortal, and death is only a horizon; and a horizon is nothing. Save the limit of our sight.
    – Rossiter Worthington Raymond

    She will be missed by many, forgotten by none.

  2. Denise, my deepest condolences to you and your family.

  3. Denise, Jane and families, We are so very sad to learn of your loss, such a sweet soul who clearly left a loving legacy in her daughters and grandchildren.
    Sending comfort and hugs,
    Cathy and Sara Sereda

  4. Denise, Our deepest sympathy and hearts go out to the whole family. Your mum was a treasure that brought beauty to all she touched.

  5. Denise , Jane & familys you are in our hearts and mind. Our condolences on the passing of your Mum x

  6. My sincerest condolences. Your mum was a lovely woman with a beautiful spirit! She will be missed.

  7. Jane and family
    So sorry to hear about the passing of you Mum. She was a special lady and will be missed by all that had the pleasure of knowing her.

    Debra Wiltshire

  8. Joyce was a wonderful, generous and kind lady. She will be dearly missed! Loved her!

  9. Very sad to hear of this news Denise, Jane and families. I have great memories of her smile and special laugh. I still treasure one of her crafty gifts to us from our wedding years ago. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. We won’t be able to come to Edmonton for the celebration of life gathering. Sharing love, Lori & Paul

  10. Our condolences to your families.
    Her palette will always be full and her memory strongly carried by you.
    My thoughts and prayers.
    Love Yvonne deBoer-Doll

  11. I have just learned of Joyce’s passing and sincerely regret the delay in responding.
    Joyce and I corresponded for some years regarding our shared Lawrence Family connections. She was most caring and helpful and her help was vital to my efforts to trace our shared family.
    My condolences to Joyce’s family and friends in Canada, from the Lawrences in New Zealand.

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