With great sadness we announce the passing of Alice Joyce Kirschman on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at the Portage General Hospital at the age of 90 years.
Joyce was the youngest child born to Edward and Alice Driscoll on January 24, 1931. She was the youngest child and last surviving of the 7 siblings.
Left to cherish her memory are her 2 daughters Sharon (Doug) Anderson of Australia and Patty (Willie) Levandosky of Portage la Prairie. She will also be missed by her grandchildren Ryan Anderson of Australia, Brittany (Alister) Melhuish of Australia, David (Jaclyn) Levandosky of Oakville and Carissa Taylor of Winnipeg, as well as 5 great grandchildren Alexander, Madeline, Angela, Leah and Emma. She also leaves behind sister-in-law Peggy VanDerMeer of Portage la Prairie, sister-in-law Lorraine Seeman of Winnipeg and brother-in-law Gary Kirschman of Emerson plus several nieces and nephews.
Joyce was predeceased by her husband Elmer, grandson Christopher Levandosky, sister Lucy Kennedy and brothers Joseph, William, Richard, Harold and Glen.
Mom grew up in the Lakeland district and at age 9 was sent several miles away to live with her sister Lucy and attend school. While there she attended Amana school for 1 year and then returned home and rode her horse Liz the 5 miles to school. At 16 she boarded with a family in Winnipeg and attended high school. After returning home Mom started working for MTS as a telephone operator where she spent her career. Aside from that Mom sewed the curtains and seat cushions for all of the truck campers and motor homes that Dad built.
Mom was a good cook and enjoyed preparing meals for family. She enjoyed spending time with family, reading, playing cards, puzzles, Bingo and travelling, making several trips to Australia.
A come-and-go viewing will be held at McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel on Monday, November 1, 2021 from 7:00 - 8:00 pm. Graveside service will be held at Westbourne Cemetery on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at 2:00 pm with Shirley McLaren officiating.
As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made in Joyce’s memory to a charity of one’s choice.
A tree will be planted in memory and cared for by McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel. www.mckenziesportagefuneralchapel.com