December 30, 1937 to December 10, 2009
Joyce passed away suddenly at University Hospital, London on Thursday December 10, 2009. She resided in Atwood and was born 71 years ago in Blanchard Township, a daughter of the late Stanley and Elsie (Houck) Telfer. Joyce was a member of Atwood Presbyterian Church where she was a valued choir member. She often blessed the community with her musical talents. Joyce was also a member of the Atwood Lioness Club and volunteered with the Meals on Wheels program. Joyce was the beloved wife of Cor Schalk whom she married in 1957; the loving mother of Debbie McIntosh of Listowel, Joanne Schalk of Mississauga, Jeff Schalk of Listowel; and the special grandma of Luke and Dylan. She was the dear sister of Shirley Johnston of Listowel, Inez Hill of Fergus, Bruce Telfer of Kitchener and Marie and Norman Bell of Milverton. Joyce will be fondly remembered by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Willa Ament, Gerard and Edith Schalk all of Listowel, Bill Lucas of Atwood, Ken Wenzel of Palmerston and by many nieces & nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers Raymond, Glen, Kenneth and her sisters Jean and Norma. 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 14, 2009 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Joyce's life will be held at Atwood Presbyterian Church on Tuesday December 15, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Cathrine Campbell officiating. Spring interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to: Atwood Presbyterian Church c/o Deanne Metzloff PO Box 290 Atwood, ON N0G 1B0 or a charity of choice 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 at the above address.