December 28, 1957 - July 13, 2017
Our beloved Joy was born on December 28, 1957 and on the day of her baptism, she was welcomed into faith. On July 13, 2017, Joy was given new life when she was welcomed into the arms of God. Joy was a selfless, generous and loving person. Her memory will be forever cherished by her husband, Michael; daughter, Kayla; son, Isaac; mother, Jean; sisters, Loretta (Drew); Pat (Roger), Linda (Don); Loraine (Larry); Marilyn (Clem); and Janice (Cameron); and her brothers Terry (Jenny); and Murray (Robin); mother -in-law, Maria Gund; sister-in-law, Uta Ciarla (Leo); her many nieces and nephews; her extended family and also her countless friends. Joy was predeceased by her dad, John, and she knew with certainty that he would be greeting her at the gates of heaven. Joy's family and friends are invited to mourn, honour, and celebrate Joy's life. A prayer vigil and celebration of Joy’s life was held at 7:00 p.m. on July 17 at St. James Roman Catholic Church, 338040 32nd Street E, Okotoks, T1S 1A3. If you wish to pay personal respects, you are welcome to come as early as 6:15 p.m. A Funeral Mass was held at 11:00 a.m. on July 18 at St. James Roman Catholic Church, Okotoks. Family and friends are invited to attend the internment that will take place immediately following the mass. The celebration will conclude with a luncheon at St. James Church. In lieu of flowers, it was Joy's wish that you consider: a donation to The Foothills Country Hospice Society, where she spent her final days being cared for by loving and compassionate staff and volunteers; you can mail donations in memory of Joy to the Hospice at P.O. Box 274, Okotoks, Ab. T1S 1A5 or call (403 ) 995-HOPE (4673) with a major credit card; Or a contribution to an education fund for Kayla and Isaac that will be a lasting legacy in honour of her lifelong very personal commitment to her children's education. You can send by E-Transfer to [email protected] or forward a cheque to Kayla Gund or Isaac Gund, 159 Cimarron Grove Cir, Okotoks AB T1S 2M1, Canada. The Gund and Miller families thank all those who offered their prayers and support to Joy during her illness as well as those who extended condolences, prayers and support to Joy's husband, Michael, and their children Kayla and Isaac. Also, thank you for your meals, flowers, education donations and Foothill's County Hospice donations. We thank our Church Community of St James here in Okotoks for the many ways they wrapped their arms of support around us during this time of Joy's illness and funeral. We thank all the medical care providers for their personalized care and support. Joy says to us now as she said during her last days, "It's not goodbye, it's see you soon". Caring for the family is Lyle Reeves Funerals of High River (Craig Snodgrass) 403.652.4242.
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