It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing at home of our beloved Joyce Helen Eldridge (nee Pellow), who left this world on September 7, 2023, at the age of 92. She departed surrounded by her family, finding eternal peace after a life well-lived.
Born on February 20th, 1931, Joyce was a remarkable woman who touched the lives of all who had the privilege of knowing her. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, whose legacy will forever live on through her devoted family.
Joyce was a pillar of strength, wisdom, and kindness. Her warm smile and gentle demeanor made her a cherished friend to many. She had an unwavering love for her family and was always there to offer support, guidance, and love.
Throughout her long and fulfilling life, Joyce was passionate about many things. She had a deep passion for her favourite sports teams, Toronto’s Blue Jays and Maple Leafs, and enjoyed card games, music, and dancing. She found solace in the simple joys of life, from sipping tea on her porch to sharing stories with her loved ones.
Joyce is survived by her loving family, including daughter Christine (Fred) van der Vliet and son John (Mary) Eldridge, grandchildren Alexander, Sara, Brad, Ron,Thomas, Jennifer, Lee, Katy and Meaghan, and great-grandchildren Keenan, Cheyanne, Tristan, Elliotte,Taylor, Dylan, Hayden, Mila, Charlotte, Miley, Adalyn, Keira and Liam. Her memory will forever be cherished in their hearts, and her love, kindness, and resilience will continue to guide them.
A memorial service to celebrate Joyce's life will be held on Saturday, September 16th at Simple Alternative Funeral Home, 1057 Brock Road, Pickering. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations be made to the Ajax Pickering Hospital Foundation in memory of Joyce Eldridge, as it was a cause close to her heart.
As we say goodbye to this remarkable woman, let us remember the lessons she imparted and the love she shared. Joyce's spirit will live on through the countless lives she touched, and her memory will be a source of comfort and inspiration for all who knew her.
"Though her physical presence may have left us, her love and influence will forever remain."
Rest in peace, dear Joyce. You will be deeply missed, but your spirit will forever shine bright in our hearts.