Passed away peacefully at the Westpark Health Centre, St. Catharines on Saturday, January 31, 2015. In her 96th year, Joyce Ethel Degenhard (nee Bignell), beloved wife of the late Ronald Degenhard.Loving mother of Geraldine MacSporran (late Ronald), Pat (Mick Rushton), Peter (Carol) and Liz (David Cohen). Mother-in-law of Derek Husseyin (late Tina). Loved grandmother of Meril (Ibrahim), Ali, Stephanie, Rhonda (Brent), Paul (Niki), Becky (Bill),Andy, Corinne, Megan and Joey. Great grandmother of Dervish, Cemal, Michael, Matthew, Abby and Thomas.Remembered by Graham and Chris Bignell. Predeceased by a daughter Tina. Joyce was a member of the Catholic Women’s League and a longtime member and leader of the Girl Guides. Visitation will be held at the Patrick J. Darte Funeral Chapel,
39 Court St., St. Catharines on Thursday, February 5, 2015 from 2 to 4pm. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at the Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 34 Elgin Street, St. Catharines (905-934-1170) on Friday February 6, 2015 at 1pm. Memorial donations to either the Arthritis Society or the Star of the Sea Church Building Fund.