Joy Marlene Kjelshus was born on August 9, 1935 at the Melfort Union Hospital to Oswald and Alma Kjelshus. Joy was the third of four siblings: Doreen, Orville and Dianne. Joy married Leroy Braaten on December 15, 1959 and they had 2 daughters: Lianne and Lana. Leroy passed away on February 22, 1976. Joy later married Cliff Roles on December 1, 1979 and she gained three more children: Nadine, Sherri and Craig. Joy has 6 grandchildren: Todd, Amanda, Alissa, Shaylene, Kayla, Morgan and one great granddaughter, Blair Alma.
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Family and friends were very important to Joy. Her family – especially her grandchildren and great granddaughter held a very special place in her heart. Her love of gardening showed through as she created beautiful yards at her many homes.
Joy leaves to cherish her memory: her husband of 39 years, Cliff Roles; her children: Lianne (Mike) Gallais, Lana (Rob) McDonald, Nadine Roles (Terry), Sherri Roles (Paul), Craig Roles; grand children: Todd (Triston) Gallais, Shaylene Gallais (Levi), Morgan Gallais (Taylor), Amanda McDonald, Alissa McDonald, Kayla McDonald, and her only great granddaughter, Blair Alma Gallais; her sisters: Doreen Murray and Dianne (Wayne) Dagg and numerous nieces and nephews that loved her.
Joy is pre-deceased by her first husband Leroy Braaten; her parents: Oswald and Alma Kjelshus; brother Orville Kjelshus; mother-in-law Elizabeth Roles and numerous in-laws and family members.