Joyce Vera VanPraet of Sarnia passed away on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at Bluewater Health at the age of 73.
Joyce was the wife of the late Christopher VanPraet (2016) and is survived by her son John Marks. Daughter-in-law of Feby and the late Remi VanPraet. The special step-grandmother to Johnathon, Tyler, Skye, Delon and Zain VanPraet, Jasmen and Alexander Hodder. Joyce is the missed sister-in-law of Sandra and Irvin Ford, Lynn and the late Pete Ferwerda, Darlene Elliott and Jeff Bernhardt, Brady VanPraet and Sandra de Bruyne, Wayne Summerhayes and is predeceased by her sister, the late Mary Summerhayes. Joyce was the special friend and Sarnia neighbour of Barry and the late Karen Haskell.
Joyce was most happy and content when she was knitting for others; a scarf, a blanket or even a set of booties for family and friends. She loved to collect dolls, watch Nascar, listen to her music, or simply enjoy the many visits with family and friends over the years.
Friends and family continue to remember Joyce, a life of quiet contentment. A graveside memorial will take place. Donations are appreciated to the Canadian Cancer Society. A special thank you is offered as well as Bluewater Health and Hogan Pharmacy.
Arrangements entrusted to Gilpin Funeral Chapel, 123 King Street East in Forest 519-786-4964 Please leave a memory or condolence online at www.GilpinFuneralChapel.com