Joyce Vanderzwart

It is with heavy hearts, we announce the peaceful passing of Joyce Vanderzwart of Port Lambton with her family present on Wednesday, March 10th at University Hospital in London, Ontario. Survived by her loving husband Hank of 56 years, her daughter Peggy Pullman (Vanderzwart) of London and son Paul (Leslie) Vanderzwart of Wallaceburg. A wonderful Nana to Mandy (Brandon) Gosden of Watford,  Kayli (Jonathan) Vanderwal of Petrolia and Carter and Carson Vanderzwart of Wallaceburg. A Great Nana to Emma Pullman of Petrolia, Alexis, Olivia and Doug Gosden of Watford. Sister of Robert Boyd of Alvinston, Clayton (Marlene) Boyd of Pt. Edward and Peggy Boyd of London. Sister-in-law to Carol Boyd , Helen Richardson, Margaret Harrison and Bill Vanderzwart, all of Petrolia. Predeceased by her parents, Bill and Evla Boyd, brothers, William (Grace),George (Annie), Beverly, Grant and sister, Geraldine (Tom) Haggarty. Sister-in laws Joyce Boyd, Trudy Vanderzwart and brother-in-laws Ross Richardson and Bill Kapral. She also leaves behind many nieces, nephews and cousins. Throughout her life Joyce always put her family and others first with unconditional love.  She was a dedicated employee of Canada Post for 40 yrs and after retirement continued to volunteer in the community of Petrolia. Cremation has taken place and at a later date when it is safe to do so, the interment of ashes at the Resurrection Cemetery in Sarnia and a Celebration of Life will take place.

18 Comments on “Joyce Vanderzwart”

  1. Joyce you made an impression in my life and I’m honoured that you were my friend.
    Our sincere sympathy to Hank and all the family.

  2. Our sincere condolences. I chatted with her several times at the arena, she was a very nice woman.

  3. My condolences to family and friends of Joyce!
    I have fond memories meeting at the Wallaceburg Sydenham Pool!
    She was a wonderful kind person!
    Audrey Poppe

  4. Such sad news of Joyce’s passing. So many fond memories working with Joyce at Canada Post. Sincere condolences to the entire family.

  5. We loved calling her Nana, didn’t know her any other way and even though we weren’t family she always made us feel that way. I will truly miss her in the stands rooting her loved ones on. Big hugs to Hank and the whole family ❤️

  6. Paul so sorry to hear about your mom. Thinking of you & your entire family my friend. My condolences.

    1. So sad to hear about Joyce’s passing. She was such an amazing woman who was full of life and laughter, always willing and ready to help others. She left an indelible mark on me that I will never forget. I will miss you postal mom may she Rest In Peace.

  7. So sorry to hear about Joyce. We had so much fun together as best buddies in our teens. She is going to be missed

  8. She leaves a big hole in my heart! We were used to talking every week and her dropping in unexpectedly. Deep sorrow. Cherish your wonderful memories. Carol Boyd

  9. So sorry to hear about Joyce’s passing. I was lucky enough to have been part of her “postal” family. Her knowledge and enthusiasm at Canada Post was legendary. Her passion for her job and her family made her one of the very best. We are all blessed to have known her. My thoughts and prayers are with Hank and the family. Linda Walker

  10. My condolences to Hank, Peggy and Paul.
    May your many great memories be a comfort to you at this difficult time.

  11. Our deepest sympathy to all the family. We knew Joyce through working at
    Canada Post. She was a lovely person and will be missed.

  12. Uncle Hank, Pegs and Paul

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Aunt Joyce was always present in my life and I will miss her greatly. As the obituary mentioned, Love was given unconditionally.

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