Joyce Rosemary Peltier
November 22, 1933 – February 11, 2019
Joyce passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on February 11, 2019 at Belmont House in Toronto, at age 85, after some difficult years suffering from Alzheimer’s.
Joyce was born in Riverside, Ontario, the daughter of Yvonne Caza and John “Jack” Hatch. She was raised in Windsor, Ontario where she married and had children, and worked as an executive assistant. She was the wife of the late Roger Peltier and the late Alvin Terryberry. She was adored by her eight children--Deborah (Randy), Karen (Robert), Kenneth (Linda), Janice (Ronald), Keith (Susan), Sandra (David), John (Susan) and Gregg (Suzanne), and her grandchildren Brian, Braede, Kevin, Lauren, Sarah, Keith, and Jake. Joyce is also survived by two great grandchildren, Branson and Naomi, and her sister Audrey.
Joyce inspired all of her children with her work ethic and ability to self-teach skills and master them to perfection: sewing, gardening, cooking, refinishing antiques, tiling tabletops, painting cupboards, upholstering furniture, and moving mountains. She believed we should “do it right or not at all”, and, for Joyce, not at all was not an option. Joyce spun Roger’s auto mechanic’s salary into gold: her children wanted for nothing. She insisted upon proper posture and impeccable table manners, all while encouraging play and laughter and a deep love of reading. A depression baby, she believed in a dinner table of excess. She loved food, but mostly the creating and sharing of it. Her generosity and kindness were boundless. Joyce was fun. Dubbed “Rosebud” by her fun-loving niece, Kim, she was a favourite aunt and neighbourhood Mom to many. Her reach is long, and we have no doubt the fourth generation will speak of her with the same love and admiration shared by those who knew her so well.
A private family service has already taken place.
If desired, as an expression of sympathy and respect, donations may be made to The Daily Bread Food Bank in Toronto or a charity of your choice.