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Joy Lorraine Aldridge
January 17, 1936 ~ May 7, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old
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Joy Lorraine Aldridge (nee Arnold) was born January 17, 1936, to Alvin and Christena Arnold of Kelfield. She died May 7, 2023, at the Kerrobert Integrated Health Facility with family by her side.
Joy grew up with her sisters Marlene and Jean, and their brother Calvin, on the farm at Kelfield. They all attended school in Kelfield.
In 1953, Joy married Keith Aldridge from Plenty and shared her life with him for nearly 70 years. They lived at Kelfield where their daughter Mitzi joined the family. Three years later they moved to Unity where Patti was born. Keith worked at the Searle Elevator until they bought the W.H. Arnold farm, home of Joy’s grandparents, at Kelfield. There, Judy and then Trevor completed their family.
Joy was an integral part of the Kelfield Community. No matter what the event, she would be there cooking, cleaning and welcoming people. The UCW Fowl Suppers, Church picnics, Community Club fundraisers, card parties, Christmas Concerts, Halloween parties, School reunions, Homecoming celebrations, weddings and funerals were all of the utmost importance to her. She wanted to make sure that anyone who came to our community was welcomed and of course, well-fed.
Joy and Keith travelled across Canada, the US and overseas. They enjoyed summer lake living at their cabin at Kimball Lake for many years. Joy was a founding member of the Kelfield Community Club; held a life membership in the Kelfield U.C.W. and was a representative to the United Church Presbytery. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star; and she was a 4-H leader.
Joy and Keith moved to Pioneer Haven in Kerrobert in 2021 where they continued their tradition of involvement and participation.
She is survived by her daughter Mitzi (Jim Gilroy), children: Melanie (Lee Hopaluk) son Koti; Darcy (Amanda Barker) daughter Madisen; Carmen (David Feist) son Davin, daughters Taylor and Jorja; Brent (Traci) son Sawyer, daughters Sage, Eden, Arabella and Audyn; daughter Patti (Allen Turk), children: Ryan (Janelle) sons Isaac, Cooper and Oliver and daughter Ivy; Megan(Jim Borgal) son Nix; daughter Judy (Darrell Dyck), children: Desirée (Terrance Critchley[PT1] ) daughters Olivia and Ellie; Matthew (Emily) daughters Lakelyn and Londyn and son Lucas: and son Trevor (Tracy), daughters Kathryn (Brett Sinclair) and Mackenzie (Justin Chaskavich); and sisters Marlene McCarthy and Jean(Harold) Bennett, brother Calvin(Ishbel) Arnold and sister-in-law Eleanor Aldridge, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Joy was predeceased by her husband Keith; brother-in-law Wes McCarthy, in-laws Shirley and Gordon Thompson, Bryan and Joan Aldridge, Devere and Margie Aldridge, Rae Aldridge and nephew Dean Aldridge.
A Service of Remembrance will be held Saturday, June 17th, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. at the Kelfield Church. A social will follow the service at Kelfield Community Hall.
Memorial donations may be made to the Kelfield Community Club Inc. Box 6, Kelfield, SK. S0K 2C0, the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Gerein Funeral Service. 306.948.2669