Joyce Margaret Westgarde

Joyce Margaret Westgarde

October 26, 1938 – January 23, 2019
In loving memory of Joyce Margaret Westgarde (80 Yrs) born October 26, 1938, passed away surrounded by her family on Wednesday January 23, 2019, at the Golden & District Hospital. Joyce was the second child of Lyle and Charlotte Galbraith. Born on the farm in southeastern Saskatchewan, in October of 1938, she later migrated with her family to the northwest logging community of Perow, BC. On April 17, 1960, Joyce married her husband and father of her 6 children, Sherwood Westgarde. After enduring his sudden death in 1978, she spent her years raising her children as a single Mom. Joyce dedicated her life to God as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses at the age of 12, to which she remained faithful to her death. She attended a number of congregations throughout BC, such as Burns Lake, Prince George, Salmon Arm, Vernon, Fernie and Golden, where she made many special and lasting friendships!

Joyce maintained the confidence that she is now in the safest place that anyone could be, concealed in the unfailing memory of her God Jehovah, where she awaits the call to life again!

Joyce is survived by her children: Sandra (Matthew) Ginn, and their children, Dlaine (Tim, son Hunter), Andrew (Josie), Loren (Elayna), Ryan; Ken (Melanie) and Ken’s children, Kory (Erin, daughter Mila, Sage, Ivy), Devon (Sonia); Les (Charlene) and their children Shelby and Samantha; Sheridan (Danilva), Greg [Snjezana (Anna)] and their child, Patrick, and Greg’s children, Austin, Isaiah, Connor and Sophia and her brother Gary (Barb) Galbraith.

Joyce is predeceased by her husband A.E Sherwood, her son Brian, as well as her sisters Shirley (Galbraith) and Marjorie (Byman), and her parents, Lyle and Charlotte Galbraith.

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