Joyce Buchwald passed peacefully on March 10, 2018 in Edmonton, Alberta, at the age of 82 years. She was born in Altrincham, England in December 1935; married Herbert (Bertie) in July 1957; and had three sons.
Joyce and Bertie immigrated to Canada in 1964, appreciating the freedom and opportunity that this great country offers. Aside from four years in Ottawa, her Canadian home was Edmonton, where her contributions to Community Schools and Lifelong Learning (ELLA) were extensive.
Joyce loved to travel and proudly supported the Arts. She was passionate about ballet, theatre, classical music, tennis, figure skating and, in her early years, cricket. She was an accomplished seamstress and knitter, and found tranquility in simple chores like ironing and cleaning.
Joyce's love of life was truly an inspiration. Her charitable spirit and easy embrace of friends and strangers alike were qualities that came to her naturally. She lived a full life and had a character worth emulating.
Joyce is survived by her sons, Julian (Jayne), Jonathan (Jennifer) and Jason; four grandchildren, Ian, Michelle, Katrina and Thomas; as well as several cousins and extended family members.
Please join family and friends to honour Joyce's Life and accomplishments on Saturday, April 7 at 2:00 p.m. at Park Memorial Chapel, 9709 – 111 Avenue, Edmonton. In lieu of flowers, donations to an Arts organization of your choice would help continue her legacy.
Photos, memories and condolences may be shared through www.parkmemorial.com