It is with profound sadness and undying love that the family of Joan Loyst announces her passing. Joan died peacefully with her children by her side on April 19, 2015.

Joan was born on May 6, 1943 in Minnedosa, Manitoba.  She moved to Westbank, BC at the age of three. In 1961, Joan married Frank Loyst

and together they had three children: Heather, Penny and Stephen. Joan worked

for Westbank Irrigation District for over thirty years. Joan was strong willed with a very gentle kind soul.

Joan was predeceased by her parents, William (Bill) Saunders and Dorothy(Dolly) Saunders (nee Jenner).

 She is survived by her brother Garth (Marj) Saunders and her three children, Heather Loyst and children Joseph and Kristen Malaer; Penny Tanner (Mike) and children Alannah  Hummel (Brent) (great-granddaughter Azaleia) and Myles Tanner (great-grandson Nate); and Stephen Loyst (Jenn) and children Matayah and Gage Loyst. A special mention must be made of Lorraine Schnurr, who was Joan’s best friend since the age of three – for 68 years!

They were inseparable – like twins.

A Memorial Service will be held at the Westbank Community Hall on May 6, 2015 at 1:30pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Joan’s name

to Red Deer Hospice, 99 Arnot Avenue, Red Deer, AB T4R 3S6

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