Joyce accepted Christ at a revival meeting in Saskatoon. She attended teacher’s college in Saskatoon and taught in a one-room schoolhouse, then in small towns and, later, in Saskatoon. After marrying Wes, she directed her energies into being a wife and mother. Her family years were in Winnipeg, with summers at her favourite place, Shoal Lake. Wes and Joyce moved to South Surrey, B.C., in 1998 to enjoy warmer winters and be closer to family. Joyce loved the outdoors. She skied, canoed and gardened with an enthusiasm she passed on to others. With her natural artistic talent, Joyce made many beautiful paintings. She was an active church member whose faith in Christ strengthened and sustained her, especially through her illness.