ALTHAUS, Joyce Elaine (nee Hansford)

Our dearly loved wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend Joyce passed unexpectedly on Jan. 11th. She is survived by husband Ernie, sons Trevor and Ron, mother Lucille Hansford, siblings Earl (Cathy), Florence Rivard (Roger), Alfred (Irene); Althaus sisters-in-law Liz Struzcwski, Dora Lank (Wayne), Annamarie Kjemhus, & brothers-in-law Werner, Dan (Carol), David (Margaret). Predeceased by father (Fred) and brother Douglas. Joyce was a bright spot in the world despite illness in recent years that confined her mainly to home. She had an appreciative wit, a keen sense of humor and happy positive attitude. She was an organized person with common sense and was fiercely loyal to her family and friends. A graduate of Semiahmoo High School, she worked for Safeway for several years -retiring to be a full time Mom. Joyce was born in Rabbit Lake, Sask. on Sept 24, 1950. Her family moved to South Surrey in 1956. Ernie and Joyce built their home next door to her parents – Joyce was a source of endless pride to them and they helped each other every day of their lives. She has also been a positive force in the Althaus family and will be dearly missed by many nieces and nephews in addition to close friends Patty and Bill. We would like to thank Karen Reed and her Home Support people who helped so much over the years to improve Joyce’s daily life and her caring Doctor Baasch. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Salvation Army, Surrey or to a charity of choice. A memorial service will be held at Valley View Funeral Home, 14660 72nd Ave., Surrey at 10:00 am on Monday January 18, 2010. A reception will follow internment.

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