Surrounded by family, Joy Beryl Purtill passed away on Friday, September 2nd, 2022.  Joy was born in England on August 17th, 1938 and immigrated with her parents Ted and Elsie Taeger to Smooth Rock Falls, Ontario.  She worked as a clerk in the Armed Forces where she met and married Edwin Purtill.  Joy enjoyed gardening, socializing with friends, trying new recipes, and being with family.  She worked as a Welcome Wagon representative, ran a Bed and Breakfast out of her home, and volunteered for Meals on Wheels.

She was predeceased by her parents, Ted and Elsie; and her husband, Edwin.  Joy is survived by her brother, David (Maureen); children: Edward (Kay-Lynne), Peter (Ayumi), Bob (Cheryl), and Carol (Pierre); grandchildren: Chris (Lana), Benny (Ruth) and Nicholas; and great-grandchild, Aleksandar.

The family would like to thank the staff at Pioneer Lodge for the compassion and caring they showed Joy throughout her stay.

In keeping with Joy’s wishes, a Private Family Celebration of Joy’s Life will be held at a later date.  As an expression of sympathy, donations in Joy’s name may be made to the Alzheimer Association of Saskatchewan, 301 - 2550 – 12th Ave, Regina, SK S4P 3X1 or a charity of one’s choice.  Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane.  Michelle Ellis, Funeral Director 306-693-4550 www.moosejawfuneralhome.com