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Saturday October 10, 2020
1:00 PM
The Funeral Vigil will be celebrated at HOLY FAMILY PARISH on Friday, October 9, 2020 at 7:00 p.m., at 6:30 p.m. the Vigil is preceded with the full recitation of the Rosary and Chaplet of Divine Mercy, Dcn. Robert Risling presiding. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at HOLY FAMILY PARISH Saturday, October 10, 2020 1:00 p.m., Fr. Iqbal Khurshid presiding.
In memory of
Joyce Risling
September 22, 1941 - October 05, 2020 - Age 79

1941 ~ Joyce Risling ~ 2020

Joyce Janette Risling of Medicine Hat died peacefully surrounded with love and prayers on October 4, 2020, at the age of 79 years. Beloved wife of 60 years to Jack Risling, devoted mom to their four children, and deeply loved by her nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren: Sherry (Henry) Curtis and their children, Travis Curtis, Tessa Curtis (children Mataya, Izaya, Jacob, Ariah) Jelena Komanchuk; Kim Bennett and her children Amanda (Patrick) Wallace (children William, Euphoria, Elijah, Xanthe) Kodi Ukaluchuk; Robert (Helena) Risling and their children, Amelia (Joel) Mackie (children Olivia and Owen) Derrick Risling, Isaac Risling, Isabella Risling; Siblings Merle Meyer, Barry Meyer, Pam Meyer, Wendy Meyer, Wanda Forster; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Joyce was predeceased by her son Rodney, parents Herbert and Alice Meyer, and sister Shirley Akerstrom.

Joyce loved to tell stories and would often tell the story regarding her birth. She was born on a farm in a home converted from a granary, rather than the hospital in Medicine Hat. When telling the story she would say with much chagrin, that because her dad promised her mom that if she had the baby on the farm, he would buy her a new kitchen suite, she now has Hilda Alberta listed as the place of birth on her birth certificate. Joyce married Jack, the love of her life in 1960, they resided in Medicine Hat for most of their marriage apart from two years in Winnipeg Manitoba, where the twins Rodney and Robert were born. Joyce worked at the Redcliff Glass Factory for around 18 years and maintained many close friendships long after the factory closure. Joyce loved reading and was always active, she loved to garden, play ball (back catcher) in an organized league in her youth and as a young mother, have foot races with her kids and sew Barbie clothes for Sherry and Kim's dolls, to name a few. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and teaching them how to bake things from scratch. She was fiercely loyal to her family and Church and spent her life helping to serve their needs. In 1962 Joyce was baptized in the Roman Catholic Church, she deeply loved and was devoted to our Lord Jesus and our Lady, she read scripture daily, went to daily mass and prayed countless rosaries, novenas and chaplets for her family, friends and the world. (if she knew you she was praying for you) She was a true servant of Jesus Christ. The Funeral Vigil will be celebrated at HOLY FAMILY PARISH on Friday, October 9, 2020 at 7:00 p.m., at 6:30 p.m. the Vigil liturgy is preceded with the full recitation of the Rosary and Chaplet of Divine Mercy, Dcn. Robert Risling presiding. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at HOLY FAMILY PARISH Saturday, October 10, 2020 1:00 p.m., Fr. Iqbal Khurshid presiding. Interment to follow in the Roman Catholic Section at Hillside Cemetery. THE FUNERAL, VIGIL AND ROSARY SERVICES WILL BE STREAMED LIVE VIA MEDICINE HAT HOLY FAMILY CHURCH YOUTUBE PAGE. Due to restrictions in place regarding COVID- 19 from the Chief Medical Officer of Health - funeral services are now limited to no more than 100 attendees including family, clergy and funeral home staff. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: office@pattisonfuneralhome.com subject heading: Joyce Risling.

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Message from Randy and Caroline Bray, John Horn and Cheryl, Shelley Horn and Allen. October 07, 2020
Dear Jack and all family,
We are so very saddened to read today of the passing of your beloved Joyce We want you to know that our family is keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. We are with you all in spirit, now and in the coming weeks ahead. God Bless and comfort you all.
Randy and Caroline Bray, John Horn and Cheryl, Shelley Horn and Allen.
Message from Raymond and Linda Moreau October 07, 2020
To Jack and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May it comfort you to know she is in the arms of Jesus Christ.

Raymond and Linda Moreau
Raymond and Linda Moreau
Message from Josephine Miller October 07, 2020
My Deepest Sympathy to the Risling family . My thoughts and Prayers r with yous all . I worked with Joyce at the factory for many years and enjoyed working with her .
Josephine Miller
Message from Elaine Wiedemann October 08, 2020
Dear Jack and family of Joyce,
I am sorry to hear of Joyce's passing . I will remember her friendship and warm hospitality and will be with you in spirit as you celebrate her life on Saturday. Love,blessings and peace-Elaine Wiedemann
Elaine Wiedemann
Message from Wilbert & Linda Langille October 08, 2020
Jack & family: We send our condolences to your family . She was a special lady .
Wilbert & Linda Langille
Message from Tim and Stacy Rau October 08, 2020
Uncle Jack and family... I was so saddened to hear of Auntie Joyce passing. She was a special lady who always made me laugh. She is now resting in the arms of Jesus. I can only imagine she is rejoicing seeing Rodney and all her other loved ones that have passed before her. Take comfort in all the wonderful memories you have and know we are praying for you all. Lots of love and hugs being sent your way.
Tim and Stacy Rau
Message from Kelly Swiercz October 08, 2020
Extremely sadden to learn of your loss. Joyce was a loving woman. Deepest heart felt Condolences.
Kelly Swiercz
Message from Ann Poersch October 08, 2020
Jack
I am so sorry to hear of Joyce’s passing...
Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow
May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.
I know I have many memories 😢
Ann (Heldt) Poersch
Ann Poersch
Message from James & Tracy Romanow October 08, 2020
It is with deep sadness I have found Joyce not to be with us anymore I am James Romanow Son of Joe and Lois Romanow. Joyce and Jack were Longterm friends of my mother and father. Years ago, I was traveling west and my truck broke down just outside Medicine Hat the Risiling's came to our rescue. Jack took me to get parts I needed to fix my truck in their shop.and took us in had a wonderful visit with Jack and Joyce Sherry also came to see us at their home Joyce would always mail lengthly letters to my Mother Lois and My Mother lois would read them to us They were so enjoyable to read packed with information.

With sincere thoughts and prayers to the family
James & Tracy Romanow
Cell 204-470-0430
James & Tracy Romanow
Message from Ken & Lori Duxbury October 08, 2020
Jack, and immediate family of Joyce. I am sorry to hear of her passing. I hope all of your memories of her, are happy ones.
Ken & Lori Duxbury
Message from Cory Desjarlais October 08, 2020
Jack and family, I am deeply sorry to hear of Joyces passing. There are so many great memories of us being neighbors. May you all find comfort in knowing my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. She will live on in Spirit. God bless you all.
Cory Desjarlais
Message from Deanna Crowder October 08, 2020
Deanna Snyder Crowder...Eugene ,Oregon
Dear Jack and family, I was so saddened to hear about Joyce . I always
Enjoyed her so much when we got to see each other. The last time was with mom and dad..Bill and Dolores .My son Jordan and I came with mom and dad to your house. My love and prayers to you Jack and your family.Deanna
Deanna Crowder
Message from Carolyn Deis and family....Dale, Doug, Dawna and Dennis October 09, 2020
Our hearts go out to you at this difficult time.
Carolyn Deis and family....Dale, Doug, Dawna and Dennis
Message from Evan and Kari Bouillet October 09, 2020
Uncle Jack and family,

I was so deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Auntie Joyce. She was such an incredible lady and I remember her with such fondness. As a child I always looked forward to our visits to the farm and have so many great memories of those visits. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all and hope that all your wonderful memories together help you through this very difficult time. Love and hugs....God Bless,
Evan and Kari Bouillet
Message from Kim & Marlene Bohnet October 09, 2020
To Jack Risling and Family: We are so sorry to here of Joyce's passing. May you find comfort in your many memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Kim & Marlene Bohnet
Message from Gordon Meyers October 10, 2020
Jack and family, was saddened to hear about Joyce's passing when Merle phoned me.My condolences to you and the family.
Gordon Meyers
Message from Barbara and John Andreas October 10, 2020
Jack and Family, was so sorry to hear about Joyce. Joyce and I had such fun as children, and enjoyed visiting with you all when I would visit Medicine Hat. She will forever remain in our heart. Love to all
Barb and John
Barbara and John Andreas
Message from Carol Beatch (Volk) October 10, 2020
Robert and family , I am so sad to hear the passing of your dear Mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Carol Beatch (Volk)
Message from Ron & Karen Reimer October 14, 2020
So sorry to hear of the passing of your wife and mother. deepest condolences and sympathy jack and your family.
sincerest regards, Ron and Karen Reimer
Ron & Karen Reimer