JOYCE MILGAARD PASSES AWAY AT 89

Mar 23, 2020

By Andy Johnson

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The Winnipeg mother who fought tirelessly to exonerate her wrongfully convicted son has died after a lengthy illness
Joyce Milgarrd never believed her then 16-year old son David had murdered a young girl in Saskatoon in 1969.  It was the subject of the song “Wheat Kings” by The Tragically Hip.
Joyce Milgaard was 89 when she died in a care home in Winnipeg Saturday.
Now 67 year old David Milgaard was exoneration when DNA evidence finally excluded him as a suspect in 1997.  He now lives in Alberta.
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