December 26, 1930 – May 4, 2021
Joyce Shultz passed away peacefully into the arms of Jesus on May 4, 2021. Rebecca “Joyce” was born December 26, 1930 in Kaleden BC to Amelia and Archie Cramer. She was a granddaughter of Promontory Pioneer, George Thornton.
In 1939 the family returned to Chilliwack and settled on Brooks Avenue. As the eldest daughter in a family with 8 children, Joyce worked hard helping her mother with her younger siblings.
After graduation from Chilliwack Senior Secondary, she attended Secretarial school in Vancouver and her first job was at Canada Packers. There she met the love of her life, and husband for 61 years, Oscar Schultz. Together they raised 4 children.
Joyce was a busy homemaker, baking and sewing were her specialities. She enjoyed many hobbies, such as gardening, ceramics and painting beautiful works of art. She loved the Lord and volunteered faithfully at Chilliwack Alliance Church.
Oscar and Joyce had an active social life and spent many evenings playing cards with their friends. Together they enjoyed many fishing trips and travelled the world, visiting 31 countries. Their annual month in Hawaii was always a highlight.
The family grew to include 12 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. Joyce was very proud of her family and they were the joy of her life.
After Oscar passed in 2014, Joyce struggled with dementia and eventually required full time care at Eden Care Center, where she resided for the past five years. The family is very grateful for the excellent care she received from the kind and compassionate staff.
She is lovingly remembered by her daughters, June (Edward) Benesh, Barb (Lyle) Mammel, Brenda (Daryl) Goshulak, Cynthia Schultz, her grandkids, younger siblings, Judy, Bill and Sharon. She was predeceased by her husband, Oscar and son, Don Schultz and son-in-law Cliff Weathermon.
Due to Covid restrictions, there will be a private family graveside.