In Loving Memory of
Joyce Edith Olson
May 23, 1921 – November 12, 2014
Joyce was born in Humboldt, Saskatchewan, the youngest of 10 children to Charles Nathaniel and Margaret Blanche Anderson. In 1941 she went to Normal school in Regina where she obtained her teaching certificate. In May 1942 she was given a one room school with 42 students, grade 1 to 10. After 2 months she had enough of that and moved to Duncan, B.C. with a friend. She got a job in a sawmill pulling lumber on the planer chain. She met Peder Olson at a Chemanius dance, they were married December 31, 1942. In the fall of 1951 they moved to Terrace.
Joyce was known for her babysitting, she looked after many children over the years. She loved the kids she looked after and treated them as her own. Some of those relationships continued after the kids were too old for child care and long after she retired.
She was a fabulous baker but her buns and cinnamon buns were especially a hit with everyone! She loved bowling, cards and games, knitting, embroidery, reading and her gardens.
Joyce was actively involved in her grandchildren’s lives. She went to all the hockey games, soccer games, piano and dance recitals, speech arts and 4-H events.
Joyce enjoyed going to the National Ballet when it came to town and loved going to the Caledonia musicals.
She loved all her family dearly and we will miss her. She is at peace now, with the Lord.
Joyce will be missed and lovingly remembered by her daughter Blanche, son-in-law Tom, grandchildren Stephen, Dina, Wade, Clarissa, Conrad, great grandchildren Blake, Kohlten, Karson, great great grandson Braxton, sister Hazel and many nieces and nephews.
Joyce is predeceased by her husband Peder (1970), baby girl (1943), son-in-law Currie (1994), daughter Eileen (1999), son Owen (2008). Brothers Vernal, Alfred, Eugene, Clarence, Clyde, Cyril, John and sister Ellen.
A service was held November 19, 2014 at Zion Baptist Church, officiated by Pastor Brad Reid. If you wish memorial donations may be sent to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, BC & Yukon, 200-1212 West Broadway, Vancouver, B.C. V6H 3V2
The family would like to give their thanks to the Home Support staff who made it possible for Mom to remain in her own home for as long as she did, the staff at Terraceview Lodge who gave her kindness and the respect she deserved, special thanks to Amber and Cheryl for their belief in her. Nurses at Mills Memorial for the care you showed her in her final days, special thanks to Cathy. Thank you to the many friends and family for your kind words of condolences, phone calls, visits, cards, flowers and food. Your thoughtfulness
and support during our time of need is
MISS ME BUT LET ME GO
When I come to the end of the road
And the sun has set for me
I want no rites in a gloom filled room
Why cry for a soul set free?
Miss me little, but not for long
And not with your head bowed low
Remember the love we once shared
Miss me, but let me go.
For this is a journey, we all must take
And each one must go alone
It’s all a part of the Master’s plan
A step on the road to home.
When you are lonely and sick at heart
Go to the friends we know
And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds
Miss me – but let me go.