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Hancock JoyceHANCOCK, Joyce   -  1929- 2022   

 

A beautiful soul has passed.  Our mom, Joyce Hancock nee Myles passed away December 18, 2022, at the age of 93. 

 

She was predeceased by her husband, Earl (1994).  

 

They were married for almost 46 years. She truly was a wonderful mother who was always there for us and loved us deeply.

She set the bar high!  She is survived by Glenn (Nancy), Brent (Colleen), Mark (Rory) and Lisa (Phil Smith). 

 

Mom absolutely relished the role of grandma.  She adored and cherished her grandchildren.  She would always make herself available to babysit. They loved her bedtime stories. 

 

You could always find her at their school events, arenas, dance studios, concert halls, theaters, etc.  She was so proud of Matthew (2007), Ryan, Sarah, Erik and Alicia.  Mom was also very happy to be a grandmother to a few four legged kids!

 

Mom was one of three children.  Her big sister Laura (Bill Gibbens 2017) was her lifelong friend with whom she’d share many laughs when together.  Mom always enjoyed spending time with their daughter, Susan Chandler and son Bruce (2015).

 

Mom was predeceased in 1978 by her brother Gordon (Betty) whom she adored.  She always thought they did such a wonderful job raising David, Brian, Sharon and Laura.  

 

Mom and dad also shared many good cottage times with our dad’s cousin Carol (Wilf Hewitt 2020.). 

Mom played softball, was in the ice follies, roller-skated and was a great line dancer, which she did up until 2017.  She loved music! 

 

Our mom was a supervisor at Bell Canada before helping dad run their dry cleaning business.  When they sold that and dad went to work at GM, mom then focused on dedicating herself to raising a family.  We were so very fortunate to have her stay home with us.  Her involvement in our lives made us all better people.  She was hardworking inside the house and outside in the garden. 

 

She would be busy sewing, knitting, cooking fabulous dinners and baking.  Kids would trade their lunches for her baked goods.  Mom and dad were rewarded for all their hard work by doing what they loved which was to winter in Florida in their retirement years. Of course, they’d miss us so they’d have us all down there!

 

Mom’s words to live by were to always be positive and LIVE life to the fullest.  Don’t complain and be negative. She loved “It’s My Life” by Bon Jovi lol. 

 

People were drawn to mom as she was happy and made the best of any situation. She was always complimented for her zest for life, effervescence, kindness and appearance. 

 

She always made sure she had her lipstick on!

 

Since December 2018, mom was well taken care of at Wynfield Retirement Home.  Her dementia actually improved when she moved in there.  She participated in their activities and was loved by many staff.

 

We are so very thankful and blessed to have had such an incredible mom.  She will live on in our hearts and in all the wonderful memories we have of a life well lived.

 

A cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will occur at a later date.

 

Online condolences may be shared at  https://destefanofuneralhomes.ca/tribute/details/1072/Joyce-Hancock/obituary.html#tribute-start.

 

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