PARKS, Joyce Louise (nee Taylor)
Following a brief and brave battle with Acute Leukemia, Joyce passed away at Grand River Hospital, Kitchener, Ontario on March 1st, 2017 (residing in Guelph, ON). She was loved to her last breath with her beloved niece/daughter Cynthia (Cindy) Walker-Parks (David) of Guelph, ON, by her side.
Wife of the late Philip Murray Parks of St George, NB (1979). Born in Caithness NB, August 7th, 1938 she was a daughter of the late Thomas Henry and Doris Margaret (nee Palk) Taylor.
Joyce is lovingly remembered by her sisters and brothers: Irene Moreside (predeceased Cecil) of Calais, Maine; Rosealene Graham (Paul) of Guelph, ON; Beatrice Dorey of Oshawa, ON; Nancy MacFarlene (Ronald) of Utopia, NB; Elizabeth Marrs (Philip) of Old Town, Maine; Linda Henderson (Tim) of St Andrews, NB; Larry Taylor (Karen) of Rothsay, NB. Predeceased by sister Lillian Walker and brothers, Eugene Taylor and Blair Taylor. Sisters-in-laws: Inez Taylor of St George, NB; Joyce Justason of St George, NB; Elizabeth Clark of St Stephen, NB. She will be adoringly remembered and missed by many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Joyce was a faithful follower of Christ and she will be affectionately remembered by her Church family at Crestwicke Baptist Church. She served on the Greeting Team, Visitation Ministry, Missions Committee, was a supporter of Missionaries, Onside Sports and many other programs and events. Joyce had a gift of helping others and was known as a prayer warrior.
Visitation will take place Sunday, March 5th from 2-4pm and 7-9pm at the WALL-CUSTANCE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 206 Norfolk St., Guelph. The Service will be held on Monday, March 6th 11am at Crestwicke Baptist Church, 400 Speedvale Ave. E., Guelph with Pastor Steve West, Pastor Sam McCallum and Pastor Bryan Gillmore officiating. Following the Service Joyce will return to NB. Visitation there will take place on Thursday March 9th from 2-4pm and 7-9pm at St George Funeral Home, NB. There will be a Grave Side Service at St George Cemetery, to be arranged for a later date in May, where Joyce will rest beside her husband.
The family would like to extend their appreciation and admiration to all the Nurses and Doctors at the Guelph General Hospital and especially the Grand River Hospital, Oncology and ICU. These individuals lovingly cared for Joyce since she was diagnosed three weeks earlier, frequently taking extra time to make her feel comfortable.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Crestwicke Baptist Church, Friends in Action Missions, Canadian Red Cross (Guelph Branch) or The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital.
|A tree will be planted in memory of Joyce L. Parks in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest, University of Guelph Arboretum. Dedication service, Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 2:30 pm.|