November 11, 1929 to December 9, 2011
Joyce Lake, of Listowel and formerly of Atwood, passed away peacefully at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Friday December 9, 2011 at the age of 82. Joyce was a member of Atwood United Church, Atwood U.C.W. and the former Atwood Lioness Club. Beloved wife of the late Charlie Lake who predeceased her in 1998. Loving mother of Carolyn (predeceased) and Barry Heinmiller of Palmerston, Marie and Ray Baerg of Blair, Gail and Scott Pearson of Delaware, Linda and David Ballantyne of New Hamburg, Susie and Chad Gross of Millbank. Special grandma of Lisa, Kent and Kelly, Adam (predeceased), Cory, Jackie and Steve, Jenny and Ed, Alex, Philip, Ethan, Jason and Amber, Bailey, Shay, Callie, Drew and great grandma of Laurrin, Gavin, Allie, Kassidy, Kennedy, Izaac, Jakob, Talbot and Charlie. Fondly remembered by her brother Bill Thornton of Gorrie, brother-in-law Audruino Stefani of King City and many nieces & nephews. Predeceased by her parents Anson and Lottie (Cathers) Thornton, son Gerald in infancy, sisters Loreen and Mary and brothers Jack and Doran. Joyce's family invites relatives and friends to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Monday December 12, 2011 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at the Atwood United Church on Tuesday December 13, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Michelle Owens officiating. Private family interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood. Special thanks to Dr. Barb Matthews, Wendy Dunn, the nurses on 2nd Floor at Listowel Memorial Hospital and caregivers at Caressant Care Nursing Home. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to: Listowel Memorial Hospital 255 Elizabeth Street E. Listowel, ON N4W 2P5 or Atwood United Church PO Box 159 Atwood, ON N0G 1B0 would be appreciated by the family and can be arranged by calling the funeral home or returning to the Current Funerals page and clicking on the Make a Donation link. Please forward your cheque directly to the charity of choice at the above address.