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Constable Joseph Marc Phillipe Joyal


It is with great sadness that Marc’s family and friends announce his sudden passing on March 21, 2024 at Grace Hospital at the age of 65. Marc passed peacefully with his daughter and son by his side.

Marc is survived by his three children, daughter Michelle (Peter, grandsons Max and Eddie), daughter Chantel (granddaughter Harley) and his son Mathieu.

He is also survived by his twelve siblings, their spouses and many nieces and nephews.

Marc was predeceased by his wife Sherry Lee in 2012, his parents Gerard and Simone, his brother Yves, his mother and father in law Carol and Michael.

Marc began his career with the RCMP in 1981 as a Special Constable and worked at the Winnipeg International Airport.
In 1988 Marc decided to convert to becoming a regular member. He completed his training at the RCMP Depot in Regina. (Regiment # 40351)
His first posting as a regular member took him to the Ste. Rose du Lac Detachment in Manitoba in the year of 1989.
From there in 1996, Marc was posted to the Dauphin Municipal Detachment also in the province of Manitoba .
His last posting in 2006 was the Ethelbert Satellite Office also in Manitoba .
Marc retired from service in 2007.
Marc was affectionately nicknamed and known to his colleagues as “Smurf”.

Marc enjoyed the outdoors and trips with his family to the Lake of the Woods area in Ontario.
He and his wife spent many memorable hours working in their garden. Landscaping was another pastime and Marc took great pride in the appearance of his yard.

Marc was quite the chef on the BBQ and cooked many delicacies. Sports were also an area of interest, hockey in particular. Marc was the proud “Papa” as he watched his daughter Michelle play Ringette, his daughter Chantel Figure Skate and coached his son Mat’s hockey team. He loved music and taught himself how to play the guitar. Marc was a big “ Johnny Cash” fan and was often heard singing his favourite tunes.

Marc devoted his life to serving the public.
A task that was not always easy and that had personal implications on his life and his family.

Donations in Marc’s memory may be made to:
Veterans Affairs Canada
Occupational Stress Injury Clinic
400 Ellice Ave. 3rd floor
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3B 3M3

A celebration of Marc’s life will take place at a private family gathering in accordance with Marc’s wishes.
R.I.P. Marc, you were very loved and will be missed.

9 thoughts on “Constable Joseph Marc Phillipe Joyal”

  1. Robert N Joyal

    Michelle, Chantal and Mathieu,
    We remember Marc as passionate, jovial and kind brother/person. I often missed his calls out of the blue and especially on my birthday. We are trusting he is resting in peace and moved on to the next chapter of his destiny and in good company with predeceased family and friends.
    Uncle Bob and Karen

  2. Paul and Nicole

    Rest in peace my brother. Thank you for service to our fellow citizens. We will remember the good times , happy moments and memories.

    We love you Marc.
    Nicole and Paul.

  3. On behalf of the Manitoba RCMP Veterans Association, we offer our deepest condolences and prayers to the entire Joyal family. Thank you Marc for your service to Canada.

    Stu Evans
    Manitoba RCMP Veterans Association
    Welfare & Benefits – Director

  4. Toutes nos sympathies. Un homme qui semble s’être donné afin de sécuriser tout un chacun dans son milieu. Qu’il repose en paix. Cousines Marie, Dominique, Martine et Suzanne Joyal, du Québec.

  5. Condolences to Marc’s Children and Grandchildren. To the Joyal Family cherish all of your memories

    Much Love

    Glenna(Jamieson) &Clyde Bursey

  6. Marc holds a very special place in our hearts. As his “little sister”, he was often protective of me, always wanting to be sure that I was happy and “ok”. Marc often came visit us at our home, in Libau. Those impromptu visits are very cherished not only by me, but also by my husband David and our kids. We send our sincere condolences to Marc’s children and grandchildren. Rest in Peace Marc.
    With love,
    Ta petite soeur Nicole, David, Simon et Houston Hill

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