Joyce Feit passed away peacefully at her home on December 30, 2019.
Joyce lived her life filled with laughter and love. She had a tendency to say, "I know I am a bitch" and that could not have been any further from the truth. The sadness quickly followed up by laughter that we've heard in her kitchen since she's left us is so comforting. Stories of mom sticking up for others and making sure they were not being bullied even though she was only 4 foot 9. She was a tiny giant! She will have a warm welcome when she reaches the other side. Her husband Tiker of 25 years, their young daughter Karen, her parents Alice and Bunny Corbett and her sisters Iris, Fuss and Aunt Pat will be there to welcome her.
Joyce was one of the lucky ones to find love a second time around. Bernie Petrie loved her and she loved him so much in return. Four people were lucky enough to call her Ma. Max, Iris, Wendell and Alicia all knew that they had a mother that would take on the world for you, but also expected you to own up to your mistakes.
Jeff, Rose and Joanne married into the family and she loved them fiercely. She was as much of a mother to them as she was her own children. As much as she loved all of them, her pride and joy was her grandchildren. Ashley, Mathias, Olivia and James adored their Nanners. She never passed up a chance to spend time with them.
Joyce had so many siblings it was practically The Old Woman in the Shoe. 14 siblings in total! Sonny (who called her his second mother), Sam, Nank, Stewie, Bob, Barry, Ag, Fuss, Ducka, Lenny, Midge, Lois, Wanda and Teddy.
There are so many people that were special to her, but a few people held a special place in her heart. Mary Murphy was more of a sister than sister-in-law to her and her nieces, Veronica Murray and Bernice Murphy who was like a daughter to her.
Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation or funeral service. Burial will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery, River Ryan, at a later date. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith Street, New Waterford.
Family will be hosting a gathering at the French Club located at 425 8th street, New Waterford, on Saturday, January 4, 2020 from 3-5 p.m. All are welcome. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca.