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Seldon; Joyce Marie

Posted By Obits On September 20, 2021 @ 11:09 am In Obituaries | 79 Comments

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“We have lost our “Wise Old Owl”.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, Joyce Marie (Martin) Seldon on Sept 18, 2021. She was born May 20, 1930, in Kempt and lived her entire life in the North Queens area. She was known and loved by everyone.
She was predeceased by her father and mother, Everett and Bertha Martin, her husband, Lawrence and her daughter, Margaret Jean.
She leaves behind her sisters Beryl Selig and Claire Montreuil, children Richard (Christine) Halifax, Mitch (Darlene) Bridgewater, Joanne (Terry) Lohnes, Edmonton. Neill (Kathy), Western Head and Stepdaughter Beulah (Snooky) Ritcey, Bobcaygeon. Grand Children: Dennis (Jen), Cortney, Leah (Joel), James, Candace, Graham, Ashley, and Logan. Great Grandchildren: Lexi, Jake, Benjamin, Georgia, Atem, Piper, Briar, Alex, Evander, Leander, Cathy. Step Grandchildren: Wanda (Carroll) Conrad, Marsha (David) Freeman, Melvin (Jennifer) Carver and their children.
She was a devoted mother to her 4 children, but she also worked as a PCW for 15 years at the North Queens Nursing home and was well known for her time working at the NF Douglas’ Store. Mom’s home was a drop-in center for any and all. She loved hosting large family gatherings and would cook amazing meals. She was an avid Legion member for years and enjoyed dancing and dart nights.
She loved to travel and had many trips across Canada to Vancouver Island, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto, and Montreal. She also traveled to Europe, traveling with her good friend Gracie Backman, visiting Germany, Switzerland, and France.
She and her sisters were renowned for attending every community event, supporting all chartable events and local church suppers.
Later in life, as she slowed, Mom relished many things such as her weekly Tuesday Tea and Crumpets at Carolyn and Miles, weekly hair appointments on Thursday mornings with her hairdressers, Patricia Wamboldt and Toddy Mansfield and her Friday lunches with friends at the Hollow Log. She also looked forward to her sons taking her out to lunch or dinner and always ordered the lobster if available.
We, the family, would like to extend a special recognition and thank you to Tom and Joy Kaulback who were her next-door neighbours for the past 20 years. They were much loved by her, and they thought of her as their adopted mother.
We’d also like to thank the doctors, nurses, and EHS personnel from South Shore Regional Hospital who are to be commended for the wonderful caring treatment that they gave our mom.
We will celebrate her life with a get-together on the 23 of October 2021 at the Caledonia Fire Hall between 1 and 4 pm. Everyone is welcome to come and remember Joyce Marie Seldon. Donations in Joyce’s memory may be made to a charity of your choice. To share memories or condolences, please visit www.chandlersfuneral.com

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Condolence from Brian Purdy on September 20th, 2021 12:17 pm

Our deepest condolences to all of Joyce’s family. She was truly a wonderful person, I had many a good conversation with
Lawrence and Joyce. She will be missed by all.

Brian and Bev Purdy

Condolence from john r. Maddox on September 20th, 2021 12:59 pm

Mitch and family. Sorry to hear of your mothers passing . My deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathy to you all. John Maddox ,Bridgewater

Condolence from Karen Thompson on September 20th, 2021 1:02 pm

Joyce’s family,

So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was a beautiful lady and a dear friend of the family. Keep your memories close xo.

Love to you all,
Diane, Aubrey
Karen and Burns

Condolence from Sandy Craig on September 20th, 2021 1:57 pm

Joyce was a Classy lady. She made any person feel welcome – from the first moment you met her. She made a point of remembering birthdays and would keep in contact – even though the dynamics of the relationship had changed over the years. I will make sure her current great-grandchildren and future great-great Grandchildren learn as much about her as I can communicate to them. I looked up to her for so many reasons; the world has lost a beautiful soul. RIP, Joyce

Condolence from Elaine Frail on September 20th, 2021 2:12 pm

My sympathy to all of Joyce’s family at this sad time. May God grant you strength and peace as you move forward without this special lady in your lives.

Condolence from Linda frail on September 20th, 2021 2:14 pm

Joyce’s passing has left a huge ache in our hearts. Anyone who knew her and there were many knew what an amazing individual she was. She always had a warm smile and a cherry hello for everyone. She will be truly missed at our seniors day out club in Westfield. Rest In Peace my beautiful friend until we meet again ❤️

Condolence from Leigh and Cathy Merry on September 20th, 2021 2:43 pm

To Joyces family So sorry to hear of Joyces passing she truly was a special lady. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Let all your precious memories provide comfort in your journey through your loss!

Condolence from Max and Myra Holdright on September 20th, 2021 2:57 pm

To all of Joyce’s family, our deepest sympathy. Her wonderful personality will be remembered by many…we had many good laughs over the years.RIP dear friend

Condolence from melvin martin on September 20th, 2021 3:07 pm


Condolence from Enid MacKay on September 20th, 2021 3:18 pm

To Beryl ,Claire and the whole family
Please accept my sincere sympathy on your loss.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Enid M.

Condolence from Marilyn and Murray on September 20th, 2021 3:20 pm

To say we are beyond grief at Joyce’s passing is putting it mildly.
Our condolence to the family for the loss of such a lovely beautiful person.
Her beautiful smile always lit up a room…..will surely miss seeing her out and about.

RIP Joyce..

Condolence from Bernard Winters on September 20th, 2021 4:02 pm

To the family of Joyce Seldon
Joyce was always smiling, had many good laughs with her and her sisters.The Ex won`t be the same without her.God Bless all the family and may Joyce rest in peace she deserves it.
Your in our thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Bonnie Labrador and Jerry Mansfield on September 20th, 2021 4:43 pm

To Joyce’s Family and Friends.
We were so shocked and sadden to hear of Joyce’s passing. She was such a beautiful person. Please accept our sincere condolences to you all.

Condolence from Rick Allen on September 20th, 2021 4:50 pm

Oh my , I can’t beleive this wonderful lady has passed . I saw Clare a few days ago in Caledonia and thought about how the two of them would be out and about all the time . My deeest and heart felt condolences go out to each and every one in the family but everyone who knew Joyce she had such a beautiful soul that will remain in my thoughts until I have the blessings to meet her again .

Condolence from Leora Boutilier Cavanagh . on September 20th, 2021 5:38 pm

Beryl i am so sorry to read the passing of your sister Joyce . Please accept my condolences . A lovely lady she sure was and she will be truly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her . May she rest in peace .

Condolence from Belinda Wentzell Delong on September 20th, 2021 5:55 pm

My condolences to all of Joyce’s family and friends left behind…Met Joyce back in 1971 and family members after Clarke and I got together,Joyce was a beautiful lady inside and out.May she be R.I.P. with her husband and family that have gone on ahead.

Condolence from Michelle Smith-Nochasak on September 20th, 2021 5:58 pm

To Claire and Beryl, and to Richard, Mitchell, Joanne , Neill, and all the family of this dear lady,
My heartfelt condolences.

She always had a welcoming smile; she made every moment special. She was a gracious and wonderful person.

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Condolence from Joyce Case ( Cuenca ,Ecuador ) on September 20th, 2021 6:05 pm

Her smile, laughter and especially her kindness will always be remembered by those who were honored to meet her.
My heartfelt condolences to all of her family.

Condolence from Suzanne on September 20th, 2021 6:15 pm

Sincere condolences to you all. Joyce was a dear lady. I enjoyed all our times together, wether it was visiting her at home, working with her at the legion or washing her hair at Trish’s salon. Always a smile and funny story to tell.
Hugs to you all ❤️

Condolence from Gary Rawding on September 20th, 2021 6:43 pm

I was saddened to hear about the passing of Joyce, she was a great lady, my sincere condolences to all of the family .

Condolence from Bruce and Linda DeLong on September 20th, 2021 7:41 pm

Bruce and I will always remember Joyce as a wonderful lady, friend and part of our family (second cousin). She was one of those people who always took the time to talk to you. Our thoughts are with her children, extended family and her friends. You were one in a million, Joyce and you will be missed! Love you!

Condolence from Judy Flemming on September 20th, 2021 7:44 pm

To the family of Joyce Seldon I want to send my deepest sympathy and love.Joyce filled a big space in the North Queens area and that big space is now filled with sadness with the loss of this lovely lady.We all will remember with love the times spent with her and always smile when recalling those memories.Please know that each and everyone of us are thinking of you all at this time.Heartfelt hugs to all.

Condolence from Vic and Judy Westhaver on September 20th, 2021 7:53 pm

We are so sorry for the families loss.

Condolence from Nora Wooden on September 20th, 2021 7:56 pm

To the family:
She was a beautiful soul. Take care in knowing she was loved by so many.
Thinking of you all.

Nora(Boland) Wooden

Condolence from Gary and Toddy Mansfield on September 20th, 2021 8:04 pm

We are so sorry to hear of Joyce’s passing. She was a beautiful, kind lady .Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. will not be the same without her walking through my door with a smile on her face. RIP Joyce .

Condolence from Dennis & Sharon Wills on September 20th, 2021 8:10 pm

Our deepest sympathy goes out to all of the family . Joyce was a beautiful and well loved lady in our community and will be missed by all who knew her. Heaven has just gained another beautiful angel. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. Love and Hugs
Dennis & Sharon

Condolence from Virginia Whynot on September 20th, 2021 8:17 pm

Sorry for the loss of your dear mother. She was one of a kind lovely lady

Condolence from Joanne MacBride Harnett on September 20th, 2021 9:46 pm

I send my condolences to Joyce’s family..the community lost a sweet sole. I personally am going to miss her smile and our chats..

Condolence from Vernon & Joyce Hawkes on September 20th, 2021 9:58 pm

Our Condolences to Claire and Beryl, Richard, Mitch, Joanne and Neill and all Joyce’s Family. She was a beautiful person inside and out, always smiling and just Amazing. She will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Condolence from Wanda Seldon on September 20th, 2021 10:27 pm

To have known her was to love her … having had so many years creating memories with her and the rest of the family, will always be treasured. She had a sparkle like no other. Her loving caring supportive heart continued always, never forgetting a birthday or memorable occasion. The circle of the “Golden girls” as I called she her sisters, Aunt Beryl and Aunt Claire has been broken. Sincere condolences to a special family that will always hold a special place in my ❤

Condolence from Carolyn Lohnes & Gregory Lohnes on September 21st, 2021 5:20 am

Please accept our sincere condolences.I have very fond memories of the family.Cherish the memories.Thinking of you all.

Condolence from robert oris winters on September 21st, 2021 5:55 am

sorry to hear of your mothers passing may she rest in peace

robert winters

Condolence from Anne Oickle on September 21st, 2021 6:29 am

So sorry for your loss I worked with Joanne and loved doing so . She spoke of her Mom so many times and her active life
Thinking of you at this time.

Condolence from Mary and Rod Keirstead on September 21st, 2021 6:36 am

We remember Joyce as being full of fun. Such a beautiful lady, she was never without a smile and loved a little bit of mischief. To her family, we send sympathy and wishes for comfort. Caledonia will really miss Joyce!

Condolence from Tom and Sheila Sheppard on September 21st, 2021 6:53 am

We always enjoyed talking with Joyce. Our condolences to her family. We are so sorry to hear of her passing.

Condolence from Janet Tipert on September 21st, 2021 7:56 am

So very sorry to hear of Joyce’s passing, our thought and prayers go out to all her family. We have so many fond memories of going to dances with Lawrence & Joyce and the gang. What a kind soul she was, may she rest in peace and rise in glory.

Gary & Janet Tipert

Condolence from Terry &Sheila DeLong on September 21st, 2021 8:11 am

So sorry to hear of Joyce’s passing. We have exchanged Christmas cards for 34 years and she will be missed greatly. She always had time for a chat.. You would see Joyce & Claire all over Caledonia together like the Bobbsy twins. May you rest in peace.

Condolence from Susan Calnen on September 21st, 2021 8:49 am

Mitch, Richard , and families;
My sincere condolences at the loss of your mother. I will always remember her
as a smiling fixture in the community when I was there. May your many happy
memories sustain you in your time of grief.
Susan (Ellis) Calnen

Condolence from Carol Smith on September 21st, 2021 8:58 am

To Joyce’s family, my deepest condolences. She was a beautiful person, in every way. Sending love and hugs, Carol Smith

Condolence from cedric@susan smith on September 21st, 2021 8:59 am

To all of Joyce ,s family and friends we send our deepest condolences she always had a beautiful smile for everyone may she rest in peace

Condolence from Linda Frail on September 21st, 2021 9:23 am

I think everyone knows how much I loved that wonderful lady. My condolences to her family. She will be missed by many friends and the entire community. Rest in peace my dear friend!

Condolence from john Lawrence laughlin on September 21st, 2021 9:31 am

Joyce was the matriarch of a great family. we enjoyed so many visits from you and Claire and in later years the many lunches at Hollow Log in Caledonia. there will be an empty place in your family and your village. We will miss you, Rosalie and John

Condolence from Holly Smith on September 21st, 2021 12:11 pm

To Joyce’s family and friends,
This wonderful lady was a bright light wherever you chanced to meet her! She could turn a bad day into a joyful one just with her beautiful smile and a few words.
I know she will be missed greatly in her community, but she leaves a legacy of kindness and laughter and very good memories with all who knew her! What more could any of us hope to accomplish in our life! May she rest easy.
Holly Smith

Condolence from Anne Selig on September 21st, 2021 12:20 pm

To the families of Joyce Seldon. Our deepest condolences. A beautiful lady inside and out

Glen and Anne Selig

Condolence from Flora on September 21st, 2021 1:37 pm

So sad when the community has lost such a Lovely Lady,my sympathies to all her family
and friends….Bill & Flora Armstrong.

Condolence from Sylvia Corkum on September 21st, 2021 3:38 pm

Joyce’s family
Sincere condolences to her kids and sisters on losing Joyce.

Edwina and Sylvia

Condolence from Tish on September 21st, 2021 4:29 pm

So sorry for your loss ,always ,always hard to loose a Mom ! Sincerely Tish .

Condolence from Connie Fancy on September 21st, 2021 4:36 pm

Our sincere condolances to all of Joyce’s Family. A beautiful lady who always made time to
share her smiles and humor and make your day brighter. May you find peace and comfort in
your memories of her.

With caring sympathy,
Lorne & Connie

Condolence from Jill Kendall on September 21st, 2021 6:25 pm

Leah and family; Thinking of you all at this time. May family, friends and wonderful memories guide you through the days ahead. Sending my love from Newfoundland

Condolence from Linda Lucier on September 21st, 2021 6:33 pm

So sorry to hear of Joyce having passed away. Always loved seeing Joyce. She was always so cheerful and engaged in life. She certainly was “The wise old owl.”although she never seemed old. Thinking of all the family. She certainly is a loss . Take care of each other. That’s what she would want.

Condolence from Raymond & Elaine on September 21st, 2021 6:44 pm

Sincere sympathy to Joyce’s family
Joyce was a nice lady & will be missed.

Condolence from Marion and Blair Baxter on September 21st, 2021 7:32 pm

Sincere condolences to Joyce’s children and sisters. Joyce was a kind and gentle soul. Always with a smile, a laugh, a chat, a story and a little mischief too. It was a pleasure to know her. She will be missed by many.

Condolence from allen martin and joyce martin on September 21st, 2021 8:57 pm

joyce and I would like to give our condolences to your family she will be missed

Condolence from David & Judy Whynott of mersey point on September 21st, 2021 10:38 pm

I am So sorry to hear of Joyce’s passing.i have known Joyce and Lawrence for about 60 years and enjoyed a lot of laughs, a few dances together at the legion and visits when I was in the area.they were both wonderfull people.bless you all at this sad time.

Condolence from Craig Stuart/Maria Labour on September 21st, 2021 11:05 pm

Our heartfelt condolences to all of Joyce’s family. Take care.

Condolence from Glen DeMond on September 22nd, 2021 12:21 am

To all of Joyce,s family, my sincerest condolence in her passing. A few days ago, I met her going into the drug store,
always a friendly hello, beautiful smile and expressing words- how are you and chat. A memory I shall not forget, is when she and Claire would drive by my place (spring, summer and fall evenings) looking to see the deer in my field….usually stopping to chat. I have also the picture of our South Br school class ( year 1945) grades 6 to 11, when she and Claire both attend our school… great memories. So sorry for your loss, with God,s blessing..

Condolence from Marilyn Malone on September 22nd, 2021 7:17 am

To Joyce’s Family:
So sorry to learn of her passing. Joyce was a beautiful person who always had time for everyone
she met. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Rest in Peace Joyce.

Condolence from Heather Fader on September 22nd, 2021 7:30 am


So very sorry to hear about your mom. Thinking of you all.

Condolence from Barbara Dickens on September 22nd, 2021 11:20 am

So sorry for your loss ..condolences to the family.

Condolence from Marge (Cole) Dunlap on September 22nd, 2021 11:22 am

Richard, Mitchell and families – So sorry to hear of your Mother’s death. I remember her from when we were kids at the little school in South Brookfield. My thoughts are with you.

Marge (Cole) Dunlap

Condolence from Lindsay & Chris Labour on September 22nd, 2021 1:12 pm

She was a Ray of sun on a cloudy day.

How blessed was we, to have her in our lives, known as grammie Joyce, with lots of hugs and kisses, she always made us feel part of her family. We always enjoyed our lunch dates with beryl and Claire & family get togethers for Christmas, Easter & thanksgiving.

She truly was a beautiful soul in every way imaginable, she will always hold a huge spot in our hearts, Emma and Leland send you endless hugs and kisses Joyce, you will be so missed by all that was blessed to know you.

Sending all our love to the family ❤️

Condolence from Stanley & Joan Canning on September 22nd, 2021 8:59 pm

Stan and I would like to extend our Deepest Condolences to All of Joyce’s Family. She was a lovely lady who always had a smile and was dearly loved by all who knew her. She will be sadly missed. May God Bless you all at this very sad time.

Condolence from Carol Shay on September 22nd, 2021 9:24 pm

Sincere condolences to the family. I will always remember Joyce fondly. She was a wonderful lady.

Condolence from Darrell &Myra Spurr on September 22nd, 2021 11:27 pm

Our sincère condolences in Joyce’s passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this most difficult time. Sincerely, Darrell and Myra Spurr

Condolence from Earl Chute & David & Pat Chute on September 23rd, 2021 10:03 am

Always a sparkle in her eyes and typically a friendly smile. Once known, always remembered. RIP Joyce.

Condolence from Barb Dowding (Lohnes) on September 23rd, 2021 11:15 am

I am so sorry to hear of Joyce passing. I loved her and your dad so much…they were part of my childhood. I always smile when I think about them. I don’t get to Caledonia much recently but when I did go I was sure to bump into the “Martin” girls and could be sure to get hugs. Losing your Mom is certainly a big loss. You never get over it but you do learn to live with it.
Love to all xo

Condolence from Jean Douglas on September 23rd, 2021 9:10 pm

So sorry to hear of Joyce’s passing. She was such a part of North Queens, and always had a smile and enjoyed a chat. She was an amazing lady, and she will be truly missed by everyone. Sending love and prayers to all the family and friends.

Condolence from Nicole lidstone on September 23rd, 2021 9:15 pm

We are so sorry Uncle to hear of the sudden passing of your mom. She will always be remembered walking into a room with her huge smile, glitz and glam, and her newest fashion purse! I want to live like she lived.
Even though you thought many of her purchases maybe were not necessary but she was gonna buy and do what she wanted to do whether it involved an argument with you about it. I’m pretty sure though even after disagreements and small tiffs, the next discussion with each other would be when you were visiting her next and where you, aunt Chris her and Claire were gonna eat next or go shopping.
She was a mother a son should be proud to have had for 91 years.
She will be missed forever by you and Aunt Chris but still talked about in your day as much as ever.

My sympathy to all the family on the loss of your loved one.

Take care,
Love you both
Chad, Nicky, Max and Will xoxo

Condolence from Keith & Juanita Gillingham on September 23rd, 2021 9:33 pm

Dick, Christine and family….We are so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. We hope the great memories you have will help you in the days ahead. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all…

Condolence from Patricia Conrad on September 24th, 2021 8:15 am

So sorry to hear of Joyces passing,she was a wonderful lady ,always smiling.she wll be mised,Patsy &Arthur

Condolence from Milton Benedict on September 24th, 2021 4:12 pm

To all the family: my deepest sympathy to you all. Joyce was a special person. Her smile and laugh would light up the room when she entered. Joyce and Lawrence were an important part of North Queens community life. Everybody knew them and loved them. Special condolences to Joyce’s sisters, Beryl and Claire and to her sons, Mitchell and Richard.

Condolence from Velda and Ronnie on September 24th, 2021 4:27 pm

So sorry to hear of Joyce’s passing. She was a sweet lady. We are thinking of you at this time.

Condolence from Robert Fader on September 24th, 2021 9:40 pm

To Joyce’s family:

Sending sincere condolences at this very difficult time. I have known Joyce for many years and she was a most remarkable lady.

Condolence from Rob and Sandra Carver on September 24th, 2021 9:44 pm

So sorry to hear of Joyce’s passing. She was part of the Heritage of North Queens and her presence will be dearly missed by all who knew her. She was admired for her pleasing personality and was as beautiful on the outside as she was on the inside. Sending love, prayers, and condolences to all her family.

Condolence from Wilma andTom Shupe on September 26th, 2021 1:43 pm

We would like to send condolences to all of Joyce’s family. We were used to seeing her at all the community events……suppers ,sales,exhibition etc. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Condolence from Brian M.Uhlman on September 26th, 2021 10:14 pm

We were so sorry to hear of Joyce’s passing.Joyce was someone that you had a good chance of seeing when going to Caledonia..After a chat with her you always left feeling good.I knew Joyce for a long time and it brings a smile to my face just thinking about her.Heart felt sympathy to her family and all her close friends. Cheryl and Brian Uhlman

Condolence from Janice on September 27th, 2021 3:54 pm

I will miss seeing Joyce at all the local fundraisers.
Especially her smile and owls. God bless this special lady and her family and all that had the pleasure of meeting her.

Condolence from Jeannette Lewis on September 27th, 2021 5:30 pm

My thoughts and prayers go to Joyce’s families She was a special person and will be missed by all who knew her.Hugs to all

Condolence from Susan Ross on November 3rd, 2021 6:25 pm

I always enjoyed talking with Joyce at all the Caledonia functions. She was always there first and she and her sister would look up with beaming smiles and trendy glasses to say hello.
I am saddened by her passing and will miss her.
My condolences to her family and sisters.

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