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Bill Joyce

Posted By Sobering Funeral Chapel On May 20, 2020 @ 6:08 pm In Obituaries | 13 Comments

In Memorial

1947 – 2020

It is with broken hearts we announce the passing of our beloved  Husband, Dad, Grandpa, Brother and Uncle William (Bill) Franklin Joyce, who passed away at Kin Place on May 18, 2020.

Left to mourn his passing is his beloved wife of 44 years Audrey (nee Coates) Joyce, his two children Chris (Kelly) and Tracey.  He is survived by his grandchildren Autumn, Jesse and Hunter.  He leaves his two brothers John (Carol) and Robert (Janny).

William was an RCMP Corporal who served in Manitoba and Ontario.  He worked as a bodyguard for Pierre Trudeau and Lester B. Pearson.  He had many stories to tell.  He worked during the FIQ crisis.

He loved to tell stories and was a devoted family man.  He retired in 1997 and resided in Whitemouth.  He got bored so he spent his retirement years working for the Winnipeg Sheriff’s Office.

As per Bill’s request cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will take place once we are able to gather.

In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society.


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Condolence from Stephanie macdonald on May 21st, 2020 7:58 am

Dear Audrey and Family,
It is with heavy hearts that we learn of the passing of an old friend Bill. When we think of Brandon we instantly think of Bill and the many laughs he gave us with his stories. It is too soon for someone who brought joy to so many. You are in our thoughts and prays Audrey.
RIP Bill.
Stephanie and Bill MacDonald

Condolence from Alex Geddes on May 21st, 2020 5:07 pm

Family of Bill Joyce,
I worked with Bill in Thompson Mun/City Det., 69 – 71. We worked shift and plainclothes together. Always had lots of work and great laughs form our work. Bill was always positive and happy! My wife, Bev and I extend our sincere condolences to all your family.

Condolence from Colin Stark on May 21st, 2020 7:45 pm

Bill was my first Cpl. He always had a story to tell and almost always had you in stitches laughing. I will always remember him for his infectious laugh, smile, and that snub nose 38 revolver he used to carry on duty. My condolences to your family for your loss. Billy left us all with a lot of great memories. He will be missed.

Condolence from Patrick Madden on May 22nd, 2020 10:55 am

Dear Audrey and family,
I am very sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. I know he will be missed.
I remember the first time I met him was on a dive recovery operation in the Whiteshell. After the recovery he invited the team back to Whitemouth for dinner. Later on, I took over Whitemouth Detachment. Bill was already retired and lived around the corner from the Force housing where I lived. Bill and Audrey pretty much opened their house and hearts to me anytime. It was much appreciated, although my tenure in Whitemouth was short lived,
My deepest condolences and best wishes.
Pat Madden

Condolence from Jim Hislop on May 23rd, 2020 10:49 am

My sincere condolences on Bill’s passing. I met and had the pleasure of working with him in “D” Division. He was a good member who got along well with everyone. May your family, friends and memories help you through this difficult time…

Condolence from Roberta and Garry Merke on May 23rd, 2020 12:07 pm

Dear Audrey and family,
We are so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. We have many fond memories of our first meeting of you both when we all lived in Gilliam. We had so many laughs with you and the Bradford’s. Cherish those memories.
Sincere Condolences,
Roberta and Garry

Condolence from Carol Ans on May 27th, 2020 7:46 am

My condolences to Audrey and family. Bill was such a friendly man always with a cheerful greeting. A pleasure to speak with. Your loss is ours also.

Condolence from Carol Ans on May 27th, 2020 7:49 am

My condolences to Audrey and family. Bill was such a pleasant man always with a cheerful greeting.I enjoyed his stories and humor. Your loss is ours also.

Condolence from BOISVERT on May 29th, 2020 6:35 pm

Audrey and Family, Sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. You may remember me from Brandon Det.in the early 70″s. I fondly remember working with Bill and am surprised by his passing. God bless.
Leo Boisvert, Regina.

Condolence from Cyndy Peters on May 30th, 2020 12:34 pm

I was so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. It’s been many years that Bill stood up at our wedding. Sharing your sorrow Audrey.

Cyndy Peters nee Lafreniere

Condolence from David Ian Gallant on June 9th, 2020 3:37 pm

So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. Bill and I worked in Thompson City in 1972. Learned a lot from Bill and remember being on stake out with him for nearly a week at the high rise in Thompson. We had a lot of good times then. My sincere condolences to his family.

Condolence from Dave Murray on June 17th, 2020 5:48 pm

So sorry to hear of the loss of Bill. I first met him about 1972 in Gillam, MB. We worked together and shared some great times.
Condolances to all, thank you for a moment Billy.

Condolence from Phil Northrup on June 21st, 2020 5:25 pm

Dear Audrey and Family

I worked with Bill in Brandon and was sorry to hear of his passing. I remember Bill for his easy laugh and his happy nature and many stories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most difficult time and especially because of the restrictions because of COVID. Rest In Peace Bill. Phil and Sharon Northrup

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