Klassen, Joyce Elizabeth

February 12, 1927 – January 17, 2018
at the age of 90 years

Celebration of Life:  Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 11:00 a.m., Fischer’s Funeral Services, Interment to follow at Mt. Ida Cemetery

Joyce was born on February 12, 1927 at Outlook, SK and passed away on January 17, 2018 at Salmon Arm, BC.  She lived on the homestead with her family in Weekes, SK and married Henry Klassen on Jun e 27, 1952.  They moved from Saskatoon to Dawson Creek (1960), to Fort St. John (1980) and to Salmon Arm (1990).
She was predeceased by her husband Henry, brothers Herman, Alan and Arvin, sisters Helen, Aileen, Donna, Mary Lou, Gene and her grandson Steven.  She is survived by her daughters Carolyn and Brenda, son Brad, grandchildren Jen, Jeff, Cynthia, Amanda, Warren and Kristine, as well as great grandchildren Ben, Rachel Ayla, Aydriana and Cole and many friends and family.


  1. Mom lived productively and died as she would have preferred; active and still independent. She has now joined dad, and many others who she loved. I imagine great joy at her arrival. She cherished her family, friends and faith. I am proud to be her daughter.

  2. Joyce will always stay with all of us! She touched so many of us. I for one, will never ever forget her love and compassion and smile she daily showed to all of us! Together we loved to talk about Multiple Sclerosis because her daughter Brenda and I both share that disease. Joyce never ever gave up on anything or anyone. We both shared that little secret to survival and the love of our Lord. Just knowing that I am not alone in knowing such an honorable person sure helps encouraged all of us to try to live our lives just a little more like Joyce did. God Bless us all! That’s what our Joyce would say. XOXO Wendy Kuchta

  3. I will miss your mom, grandma, great-grandma very much. She was the hardest working person I worked with at Churches Thrift shop. And she was a good friend, mentor, and support. I will especially miss her great laugh.

  4. We will miss grandma every last day of our lives. She was the glue of our family and it’s difficult to fathom where we will spend Easter’s or Thanksgiving weekends. May you enjoy your new life with God and Grandpa – and please keep watch and drop us a sign when we need it. ❤️

  5. Joyce was a very special ” Lady” she will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

  6. Brad and family.
    We would like to pass on our condolences to you and your family during this time of sorrow.
    Whenever you spoke of your trips to Salmon Arm to visit your mom the stories you came back with to share were always special.
    May you mother rest in peace!
    Rick and Rita Bolen

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