Joyce worked at the Calgary Stockyard where she met her husband Hank. The western way of life, took them to Edmonton and then to Stettler where she operated a health food store for many years. Joyce also managed the gift shop at the Bar U Ranch National Historic Site at Longview.
After Hank’s death in 2005, Joyce compiled his stories of early ranch history into 3 books. She has also published a book on cowboy poetry, containing artistic illustrations by Don Brestler of Twin Butte. She has won various awards from the Canadian Country Gospel Music Association, Honoree of the Year from the Cowgirl Cattle Company and a bronze medal from the International Independent Publishers Book Awards. Joyce was the recipient of the Canada 150 medal for community service and in 2017 was nominated for the Calgary Stampede Western Legacy Awards in the Sustained Contribution Category, receiving a President’s Medal as runner-up.
Through her western personality, Joyce shared her poems with audiences at fall suppers, musical concerts cowboy poetry gatherings and numerous community events. She married Edwin Bronsch and resides in High River.
High River, AB
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