Cosley, Joyce

Joyce Cosley (nee Alton)

(Loretta) Joyce July 18, 1925 – was born to parents Arthur and Charlotte (Lottie) Alton to join big sister Elizabeth (Betty) Ferris.
In 1955 she married her soulmate, John Cosley, and was devastated to lose him after 57 years in 2013. She is also predeceased by daughters Jayne and Jill. She will be greatly missed by children, Julie (Scott) Warriner, David (Carla) Cosley and grandchildren Christopher (Delaney) and Elizabeth (Andrew) Warriner and many nieces, nephews and friends both young and old. We will miss getting together for lunches with her longtime friend of 85+ years, Norma Syrett.
An excellent student, she grew up during the depression so money was scarce. She had dreams of university, but left school after grade 11 to help her father on the farm during WWII. She then worked as a hairdresser saving money to go to Business College. Joyce was a wiz with numbers adding columns in her head faster than her adding machine. She had a wonderful, albeit, somewhat odd sense of humour that helped cheer up many. She used to say “some people get it, some just think I’m crazy”. Joyce was a wonderful mother, grandmother, neighbour and friend. She loved to cook and bake often hosting dinner parties. Many people enjoyed her creations and her 7 layer Black Forest cake will remain unforgettable.
She always said, “when it’s your time, it’s your time, but I never thought I’d be around this long!” Donations to the Alzheimer’s Society or a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.
Special thanks goes to everyone at Tansley Woods LTC for their support and infinite caring.
2 replies
  1. Jane and Bill Bartlett
    Jane and Bill Bartlett says:

    So sorry for your loss. Joyce truly was an amazing lady. Always friendly and ready with a smile. We always enjoyed chatting with her at family gatherings. She was easy to talk to and I especially loved hearing her interesting stories. She will be sadly missed by so many.
    Heartfelt Condolences to Julie, David and all the family and friends who had the privilege to do life with Joyce
    Sincerely Jane and Bill

  2. Susan Cosley-Harvey
    Susan Cosley-Harvey says:

    I am so sorry for your loss! I always found Aunt Joyce to be a woman to admire. Tough, strong and a woman to admire. She and John were some of my favorites. Prayers for David Julie and families


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