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Joyce Annette Rauch

June 27, 1936 ~ February 26, 2021 (age 84)

Obituary

After a brief decline in health, Joyce passed away at Columbia House in Invermere where she resided for the past 15 months, on February 15, 2021.

Joyce was born to Maurice and Doris Ruault on June 27, 1936 in Cranbrook, B.C. The eldest of 10 children, Joyce was raised in Invermere on the Ruault Family Ranch. She was a down to earth, no nonsense gal who loved farm life. Joyce had a passion for country music and loved to dance. Joyce married William Edward Rauch (predeceased 2016) the summer of 1955. They were married 61 years and together raised 5 children while moving throughout British Columbia in pursuit of various business ventures. Joyce’s best venture was farming where she could spend time tending animals and gardening. Joyce had strong family values and rarely passed up an opportunity to lend a helping hand or gather with her family.

Her infectious smile, lighthearted giggles and warm hugs have left their mark on all our hearts. We will miss her dearly and look forward to when we will meet up again on the dance floor.

She will be deeply missed by her children LeeAnn, Della, Gordon, Doris, and Morris (Moe), and her 9 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and extended family members.

Quote from Joyce: “I’ve learned one thing – that the sad times are as important as the happy ones; it’s all part of the same tapestry. Dying is as much a cause for celebration as being born!”

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