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Joyce Elizabeth Hayworth

October 9, 1932 September 25, 2013
Joyce Elizabeth Hayworth
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Joyce Elizabeth Hayworth Joyce was born in Consort Alberta on October 9, 1932 to the proud parents of Roy and Martha Knudson. Joyce grew up on the family farm which was located south of Consort. She was the youngest of five children. She had three brothers; Warren, Walter (Bud), and Leroy Knudson, along with one sister, Louise Kroker. As a child, she attended Willow Brook School which was located south of Consort. She walked or rode her horse Prince the five miles to school every day. As a teenager, at the age of fifteen, she wanted to spread her wings and went to live with her brother Warren in B. C. There, she worked briefly as a waitress, before returning to the Consort area where she eventually met and married Arnie Hayworth on October 29, 1949. In the spring of 1950 they purchased the old Monsees place, where Arnie once lived as a child. They didn’t have the luxury of indoor plumbing until they built a new house in 1967. They raised four children; Dwayne, Calvin, Marlene, and Verna. Joyce was a loving mother who was very protective of her children. As Arnie once said jokingly; “She would literally stand on his head to look out the bedroom window to see if the children were coming home from their outing. Joyce had a passion and love for animals, particularly horses. Her love of animals carried throughout her lifetime. This was evident in the wild animals she cared for and raised which consisted of an Owl named Hootie, a Deer named Bambi, and a skunk named Ribbons, only to name a few. She was an excellent cook and along with Arnie, loved to entertain friends and relatives at the farm. In the 1960’s she furthered her education by obtaining a license to practice as a Physiotherapist and Masseuse. She completed a Post-Graduate Course in Reflex Therapy. She had a reputation amongst her patients as being excellent in her chosen field. She operated her business in Consort, Oyen, and out at the farm. In 2005, Arnie and Joyce had a farm sale and the following year, they moved to Consort after having lived on the farm all of their lives. After Arnie’s passing, Joyce sold the farm to her son Dwayne and his wife Maureen, who continue to live on the farm to this day. While living in Consort, she loved playing cards and played every Tuesday afternoon at the Consort Drop-In Center. Joyce spent hour’s playing cards with Arnie, who insisted upon playing for five dollars a game. She could never figure out why he wanted to play for money, since he lost most of the time. She loved different types of music and two of her favorite performers were Johnny Reid and Luke Bryan. She had the good fortune, along with her daughters Marlene and Verna to meet Country Singer Johnny Reid at the Edmonton Airport. The following year, she was excited to attend a concert of his in Red Deer, along with her daughters. She was given a ticket to the concert as a Christmas gift. She was very pleased to receive a personalized autographed picture from Country Singer Luke Bryan, whose family is a friend of her daughter Verna. In April 2013, upon returning to Consort from visiting in the states with Verna and family, she developed health issues. She remained positive through her last days with family members always by her side. Joyce is survived by two sons and two daughters; Dwayne (Maureen) Hayworth Calvin Hayworth Marlene (Murray) Magill Verna Davis (Ricky Stracke), Two Brothers Leroy (Jean), Walter “Bud” (Joyce) Knudson. Grandchildren; Clint (Jake), Deanna (Jeff), Jessie (Darcy), Ian (Jody), Dwight (Christy) Tammy (Luke) & Shawn Great Grandchildren; Brady, Layne, Devon, Hudson, Ryker, Hunter, Colton, Reagan, Dentin, Brody, Carley, Mackenzie, Morgan and Mason. Joyce is predeceased by; Parents - Roy and Martha Knudson Sister - Louise Kroker Grandson - Little Dwayne Hayworth Husband - Arnie Hayworth Granddaughter -Lisa Davis Brother -Warren Carlyle To commemorate Joyce’s life a funeral service was held on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at the Consort Sporetx Hall, Consort, AB with Pastor Darrel Durksen officiating. A tribute to Grandma was shared by Mackenzie Myette. Carol Neal, Linda Riley & Cyndy Berry shared their words of remembrance and fond memories. Special recorded music by Marlene Magill was played “A Picture of Me Without You” as well as “In The Arms of an Angel by Sarah McLaughlin”. A video tribute was played before the service which was prepared by Dwight Magill. Active Pallbearers were Dwayne Hayworth, Calvin Hayworth, Clint Hayworth, Ian Magill, Dwight Magill and Shawn Davis. Interment took place at the Lakeroad Cemetery, Consort, AB, where Joyce was laid to rest beside her husband Arnie. Lunch was prepared and served by the Consort Community Funeral Committee. Memorial Donations may be made to STARS, 1441 Aviation Park NE, Box 570, Calgary, AB,T2E 8M7 or to Lakeroad Cemetery, Box 309, Consort, AB, T0C 1B0. You may send your condolences by email to Heather Caseley of Coronation Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements. 1-888-578-2928 “Knowledge, Experience And Professionalism With A Personal Touch”


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