Joyce Goodall

Joyce Goodall

Monday, December 13th, 1937 - Thursday, August 20th, 2020
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Joyce Goodall
(December 13, 1937 – August 20, 2020)
Joyce passed away peacefully, on August 20, 2020, at the Royal Columbian Hospital in New
Westminster, British Columbia. Joyce was born on December 13, 1937, in Yorkton, Saskatchewan to Adam and Freda (nee Fuchs) Burkard, and was raised on the family farm, north-east of Dunleath. She attended Grade School in Dunleath, not far from the farm. Joyce moved to Edmonton in 1959 shortly after completing high school in Yorkton. She began her career with Pacific Western Airlines in the Edmonton Flight
Operations Department. In 1973, she transferred to the Vancouver Reservations Department and later to
Crew Scheduling. Following Canadian Airlines International acquisition by Air Canada in 2000, Joyce
continued to work as a Customer Service Agent for Air Canada at the Vancouver International Airport.
She remained there until her retirement in June 2001, having enjoyed a remarkable career in the airlines
industry spanning 42 years. Joyce was devoted to her family and cherished her many friends. She also possessed a deep faith in God. All who knew her will miss this petite, organized, energetic woman with her bright blue eyes, warm personality, and wonderful, infectious sense of humour. Her intelligence, loyalty, enthusiasm for life and sense of fairness, were evident in everything she did. Joyce was an avid sports fan, and zealously followed Hockey (Vancouver Canucks), Football (Saskatchewan Roughriders),
National/International Curling events, and Baseball (her beloved Toronto Blue Jays). During her
retirement, she enjoyed traveling with her close friends, and was a frequent passenger on Princess
Joyce was predeceased by her loving parents Adam and Freda Burkard (1982 and 1987) cherished
sister, Verna Yakabowich (nee Burkard) in 1992 and brother-in-law, Mike Yakabowich in 2007.
She leaves to celebrate her life, nephews Rick Yakabowich (Andrea) of Playas del Coco, Costa Rica,
Jay Yakabowich (Amelia) of Toronto, Ontario, Timothy Yakabowich of Oak Lake, Manitoba, and
niece, Suzanne Thompson (Yakabowich) of Cranbrook, British Columbia, as well as many cousins,
beloved caring friends, and extended family, all of whom have played important roles in Joyce's long,
rich life.
Joyce’s family thanks all her physicians and the staff at the Royal Columbian Hospital in New
Westminster for their expert and compassionate care of our beloved Aunt and for their kind, unhurried
communication with us. Our thanks as well to Bailey's Funeral & Cremation Care in Yorkton,
Saskatchewan, for their kindness and professionalism as they will oversee the funeral arrangements.
Joyce's ashes will be laid to rest at the Memorial Gardens in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, beside her parents
and sister. A celebration of life and interment will be held when it is safe to proceed. In lieu of flowers
please consider a memorial donation to Joyce’s favorite charity. Donations “In memory of Joyce
Goodall” can be mailed to The B.C. Children’s Hospital, 4500 Oak Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6H-3N1,
alternatively a memorial donation in Joyce’s name can be made to The B.C. Children’s Hospital online
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    Yorkton Memorial Gardens
    Highway #10 East
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Bryan Ralphs

Posted at 10:18pm
I used to work the PWA gates at YVR with Joyce! She was a sweetheart! She will be sadly missed ! Blessings to the family.

Zdena Daicar

Posted at 07:09pm
I am so very sorry to hear of Joyce’s passing....I worked with her at YVR airport for many years....a very lovely and delightful lady...

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