It is with heavy hearts that the Family of Joyce Marguerite Ritcey announces her peaceful passing at home with her daughters Pamela and Heather at her side after a brief battle with cancer and exactly 14 months to the day after her husband Leslie passed away.
Joyce is survived by daughters, Pamela Ritcey (Jim Smith), Toronto, Heather Whynot (Victor), Bridgewater, grandsons Craig Cook, Halifax, Ryan Cook (Stephanie), Bridgewater, Adam Whynot, New Canada, and Jared Whynot (Brittany), Pine Grove and her great grandchildren, Tyler Keizer, Camilla Cook and Colton Whynot, brother Douglas Corkum (Carolyn) Bridgewater. Predeceased by her parents Fred and Gladys, sons Dale and Todd, and a daughter at birth.
Joyce was born on May 13, 1935 the only daughter of Fred and Gladys (Wamboldt) Corkum.
Joyce was known for her resilience, positive attitude and strong faith. She loved being active and spending time with her friends and family. Over the years she was a member of various organizations including: the Atlantic Rebecca Lodge for 55 years; she belonged to the Bluenose Diva Dahlings, her much loved Red Hatters group, her bowling team and she was very committed to the Westside United Church Group and Choir. She so enjoyed her job at the SSRH in admissions for over 20 years where she interacted with so many people in the community. She tackled every new project with passion and perfection whether it was sewing, knitting, quilting or anything else she ventured into. Joyce and Leslie enjoyed 65 years together. They had a very active life together, cottaging, boating and in their retirement years traveling with their motor home across Canada, the US and Mexico. During these times making many lifelong friends along the way. She will be missed by many for her joie de vie and storytelling. As per her request, no black or white, only bright colored clothing during her memorial service that will be held 1:00pm September 25, 2020, in Westside United Church, Pentz. Due to COVID-19 regulations, the public is invited to gather in the parking lot where speakers will allow you to listen to the service. In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to South Shore Regional Hospital, West Side United Church, or the charity of your choice, Arrangements are under the direction of R.A. Corkum Funeral Home, Wileville where On-line condolences may be made by visiting: www.corkumfuneralhome.ca