Joyce Bernice Colbert

Joyce Bernice Colbert


It is with great sadness that the family of Joyce Bernice Colbert announces that Joyce passed away at home on September 13, 2011.

Joyce was born on March 10, 1922, in Minnedosa, Manitoba and grew up in Winnipeg. She trained at Grace Hospital where she became a Registered Nurse and met her husband John (Jack) Colbert. They were married on June 28, 1947 and moved to Trail in 1953.

Joyce is survived by her husband Dr. John (Jack) Colbert , son John (Patrice), daughter Kim and son Trent (Cheryl) as well as her eight granddaughters, Alison (Jesse), Stacy, Kaela (Kevin), Elyse, Lori, Jackie, Katrina, and Alanna and her 2 great grand children Sophie and Luca. Joyce also leaves behind her 2 sisters, Irene and Vera. Joyce was predeceased by her son, Craig and her parents Dr. Vincent and Rose Onhauser.

A celebration of Joyce’s life will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, September 19, 2011 at the Trail United Church at 1300 Pine Avenue. Reverend Keith Simmonds will be officiating. At a later date, Joyce’s ashes will be laid to rest at the Mountain View Cemetery.

As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made in Joyce’s memory, to the United Way of Trail at #2 – 803B Victoria Street, Trail, BC V1R 3T3 or online at You can also phone (250) 364-0999 to request a donation form.

Bill Clark of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements.

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