FREDRICKS, Joyce M. (nee Rae) - January 16, 1925, passed away April 4, 2014 peacefully at home with family and caregivers at her side. She was predeceased by Martin, her husband of 60 years. She will be remembered by her brother Robert Rae (Jane), her children Michael (Wendy), Suzanne (Alex Polsinello), Paul (Victoria Foley) and grandchildren Brian Polsinello (Kathleen), Alexandra Fredricks and Amy Polsinello. She leaves behind many dear friends and family members. Joyce was a prolific lifelong artist and leaves a legacy of art. A former kindergarten teacher, she delighted all the young people in her realm with her creative sense of playful learning. She was a loving mother and a devoted and fiercely proud grandmother, surrounding herself with photographs of her husband, children and grandchildren, the great loves of her life. The family wishes to express special gratitude to her caregivers and the medical staff who provided unwavering support over the past few years and made it possible for Joyce to fulfill her wish of remaining in her beloved home. There will be a private family funeral and arrangements for a celebration of her life will be announced. The family would appreciate any donations to go to The Arthritis Society - www.arthritis.ca
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Published in the Toronto Star from Apr. 7 to Apr. 9, 2014