Joy Elaine Riehl (Fretz)
It is with sorrow yet faith filled praise that we announce the passing of Joy on Thursday, November 18, 2021 in her 93rd year at the United Mennonite Home in Vineland Ontario.
Sister of Paul (predeceased 1992), Eldon (predeceased 1998), Armand and Lloyd and Step brother Ivan Good. Predeceased by her husband Clinton (2014) of 64 years. Beloved mother of Patricia Ann (Ray Kemp), Paul Michael (Sheryl), Peter (predeceased 1953) and Ted (Karen). Grandmother to Erin (Chris) Podolinsky, Brianne (David) Doucette, Karyn (Adrian) Loree, Eric (Riti), Jacob and predeceased by Isaac (2012).Great grandmother to Max and Finn.
Joy was very aptly named as she was truly a Joy filled person. Her faith in Christ was the centre of her life and meant the world to her. Joy was raised in Vineland with her siblings and enjoyed spending time with her family and extended family. Joy went on to graduate from Teachers College in Hamilton Ontario and accepted a teaching position at the Vineland Public School, her alma matter! Joy eventually moved schools several times, teaching at Maywood Public School and as well as Port Weller.
Joy was a dedicated wife and mother, along with her time spent working on the family farm. Joy loved to travel and had many fond memories of many trips throughout North America. No matter what was happening, Joy could be counted on to be a trusted friend and mentor to all.
Well Done, though good and faithful servant..
A Celebration of life will take place on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at Bethany Community Church with visitation beginning at 12:30 pm and a service at 2:00 pm. All Provincial Protocols will be in place including the wearing of masks.
Donations would be appreciated to either the Vineland Missionary Church or the Vineland United Mennonite Home