JOYNT Mr. Mervyn John Allan Joynt, beloved husband of Mrs. Marguerite Joynt of Red Deer, passed away with his devoted and faithful wife of forty-five years who remained forever by his side during his illness and the time of his passing, at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre on Friday, December 23, 2005 at the age of 76 years. Mervyn was born on September 21, 1929 at Kenton, Manitoba. He was raised in Bradwardine, Manitoba and the surrounding area. Mervyn served in the Canadian Military for twenty-six years, with one year in the Navy and the remaining twenty-five years with the Royal Canadian Air Force. In 1980, Mervyn retired with the rank of Master Warrant Officer and settled in Red Deer. He continued to work for the Department of National Defense until 1992, when he fully retired. While stationed in France, Mervyn married Marguerite Kieffer in 1960. With his soul mate, Marguerite, Mervyn raised three daughters, Françoise, Caroline and Gloria. Mervyn and his family resided in many different parts of Canada and Europe during his twenty-six years of Military Service. Mervyn was a man of great humour who continued to laugh and joke with his family, friends and the hospital staff during his illness. Mervyn will be very sadly missed but lovingly remembered and forever cherished in the hearts of his family and dear friends. Mervyn leaves to mourn his loss, his loving and devoted wife, Marguerite, his three children, Françoise Joynt (Jason McPhee), Caroline Popilchak, Gloria Joynt-Lang (John Lang), his grandson, Theo Popilchak and his sister, Gladys Kupchik. Mervyn was predeceased by his father and mother, John and Donalda Joynt, a brother, John Junior and a brother-in-law, Mike Kupchik. All are welcome to come and pay their respects one hour prior to the Funeral Mass. A Public Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 5508 – 48A Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta on Wednesday, December 28, 2005 at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow at the Alto-Reste Cemetery, Red Deer, Alberta. If desired, Memorial Donations in Mervyn’s honour may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 4730A Ross Street, Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 1X2 or to a Charity of the donor’s choice. Many thanks to the wonderful and compassionate staff at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre, especially the staff of Unit 31, who provided excellent care and comfort to Mervyn, as well as his family. A special thank you is extended from the family to Dr. Murray, Dr. van der Berg and Dr. Tarukandirwa. Condolences may be forwarded to the family at Service and Interment Providers: EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPELS 4820 – 45th Street, Red Deer. Phone 347-2222. “DOWNTOWN RED DEER”

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