Joy Fidler

Rhody Family Funeral Home

"Family is not an important thing. It's everything." - Michael J. Fox

Joy's life revolved around her family. From Ivan and the kids in her early days, to visits with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren in later years. Joy was always there to help, support and enjoy her family. She never forgot a birthday, always sending greeting cards and, no Christmas was complete, without Joy providing a gift to all who joined in the Fidler celebration. Imagine buying for nine children, their spouses, as well as 24 grand-children and 50 great grand-children, yikes! She was a true matriarch and will be dearly missed!

Joy Evelyn Ruth Verdelle was born on July 13, 1928 in Calvert Township, to parents Albert and Isabelle (Hepburn) Des Chenes. Joy was soon joined by younger siblings June, Bert and Mary. The Des Chenes family lived on the outskirts of Porcupine, Ontario where Joy began her schooling. Sadly, Joy's father died of Tuberculosis in his early 30's. Shortly after, Isabelle and the children relocated back to Grey/Bruce to be closer to family. After time, Joy's mother got remarried to Herb Schmidt, and the family soon welcomed younger siblings Ralph and Ray.

In Joy’s teenage years she attended a business program in Hanover, weekends were usually spent with friends attending local barn and home dances. On one such evening, Joy was introduced to Ivan John Fidler, through mutual friends. The two hit it off immediately and that was the beginning of Ivan and Joy’s life together.  The young couple were wed on December 19, 1945 in Elmwood. They welcomed their first son, Larry, and soon after the Fidler family grew, and grew, and grew, with the arrivals of Dale, Bruce, Jo-Anne, John, Susanne, Dawn, Terrilea, Timothy and Jeremy. Sadly, Jeremy died during infancy.

The Fidler family soon settled north of Elmwood. To say life was busy for Joy, would be an understatement! Her husband and her children were her world and she worked tirelessly to provide for them. In time, Joy became involved in the honey business, whereby, she would help extract, package, and her passion, was selling to her loyal “honey customers”. She thoroughly enjoyed this opportunity, as she was able to interact, share stories and catch-up with friends and neighbours, who came back, year after year, generation after generation.

Joy's faith was a very important part of her life. When the children were young, they began attending St. John's Lutheran Church in Elmwood, and Joy volunteered her time as a Sunday School teacher, teaching not only her children, but also, some of her grand-children. She remained in this role for many, many years.  In the summer months, she enjoyed helping with vacation bible school. In fact, St. John's was a second home for Joy and there were many special events throughout her life shared there. 

As her family grew, Joy was afforded more time to do other things she enjoyed. She soon became more active in her community, as a member of the Elmwood Women's Institute, helping with Elmwood Minor Ball and in later years, was a member of the Elmwood Seniors. Joy’s love of reading led her to volunteer at the Elmwood Library. She was eventually offered a job and became the librarian in Elmwood, a position she thoroughly loved until her retirement.

When not working or caring for her family, Joy enjoyed a competitive game of cards, especially solo and euchre. She loved to travel, and enjoyed her visits to Hawaii, Australia, parts of the US, as well as, taking in Canada, coast to coast. Joy liked to collect coins and was forever cutting out newspaper articles which she proudly displayed, especially the ones that mentioned her family or friends. Along with the newspaper clippings, her love for local history, brought people into her home to seek out her knowledge. She also shared her love to her dogs, particularly, her beloved pugs!

Ivan's health began to decline in 1996, whereby he and Joy moved into Elmwood, to the house on Dirstein Street. Here Joy cared to her husband's every need, until he no longer could remain in the home.  Ivan eventually called Parkview Manor his home, were Joy would visit daily and volunteered her time helping other residents.  Sadly, Ivan died in 1999. It was during this time, that Joy continued her outreach in the community by helping a variety of seniors with day-to-day needs, whether it be help in their home or a ride to an appointment. If there was a need, Joy was glad to help! It was also in these years, that Joy became a staple at her family's sporting events. It would be fair to say that she was the family’s most faithful spectator! She could be found watching her children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren in any sport, she would be there as long as one of her family was playing, but more family, the merrier she was. I was even told that on occasion, Joy would let the officials have it... yep you read that right.... she would let out all her frustrations on the refs or umpires, to their dismay, of course. To my surprise, there were even a few times, when Joy had to be reminded, by her children and grandchildren, “that it was just a game, not war”. I think it is fair to say, that even though she did not play, she was not afraid to get involved in the game!

In May of 2012, with Joy's health declining, she made the move to Brucelea Haven in Walkerton. She continued to love her visits with friends and family and always enjoyed hearing about events that were happening in the local community, news about her friends and of course, her family. Sadly, Joy died on Sunday, January 27, 2019 in her 91st year.

Loving mother of Larry (Carole), Dale (Karon), Bruce (Donna), Jo-Anne (Shane) Jackson, John (Elaine Young), Susanne Leifso, Dawn (Alf) Brenndorfer, Terrilea Fidler and Timothy. Adored grandmother of 24 grandchildren and 50 great-grandchildren. Joy will be sadly missed by her sisters-in-law Heather Schmidt, Marjorie Schmidt, Shirley Des Chenes, Marion “Esther” Dallas, Rena Fidler and brother-in-law Gerald (Verona) Fidler. She was predeceased by her husband Ivan, son Jeremy, son-in-law Brian Leifso, grandson Duane, sisters June Des Chenes, Mary Wheeler, brothers Bert Des Chenes, Ralph Schmidt and Ray Schmidt.

Visitation will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Elmwood on Thursday from 6 - 9 p.m. and again on Friday from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. where a funeral service celebrating Joy’s life will be held at the church beginning at 1 p.m. Spring interment in St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery, Elmwood.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to St. John’s Lutheran Church, Chesley Hospital Foundation or Brucelea Haven Activation Fund would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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Lynn (nee Mills) & Steve Thede
March 3, 2019
Our condolences to Joy’s entire family.
Having known Suzanne & Dawn from CDHS, I know they must have had a wonderful mother, she raised wonderful children. May your wonderful memories bring you peace at this time of mourning. Love from Lynn & Steve and family
Dwayne Frook
February 10, 2019
I would like to pass on my deepest sympathy to the entire Fidler family. Joy was a wonderful lady who made a significant and lasting impact on those lucky enough to meet her. What a legacy she leaves behind. Again my sincere condolences to each of you.
Cheryle Schuknecht
February 3, 2019
My deepest condolences to Joys family. Joy was a great lady,and my 1st Sunday School teacher..May God's Love give strength through this sad time.
Jim & Judy Sloan
February 2, 2019
Suzanne and family, Sincere sympathy on the loss of your mom. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Good memories of stopping in for honey every year with Jean Sloan. Your mom was always so friendly and took a few minutes to chat before we left
Brent and Cheryl Leifso
February 1, 2019
Our sympathy is extended to the Fidler family. Joy was such an instrumental part of the community. We remember when planning the 2004 Homecoming in Elmwood she offered so much historical insight and background. She will be missed.
Donna ( Hastie) Watke
February 1, 2019
My deepest sympathy to the entire family. Many memories of Mrs Fidler ( or as she later told me it was Joy) from growing up with Tim in my class , her coming to school to teach us about bees/honey, my Mom being one of her honey customers ( always loved going with Mom to get her honey) , VBS teacher to just knowing her through community organizations. She was a lovely lady & will be miss by many. A quote I found
"Those we love don't go away,
They walk beside us every day,
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Still loved, still missed and very dear." Thinking of you.
Tyson Quinlan
February 1, 2019
To the Fidlers - I'm so sorry to hear of Joy's passing. She was a fantastic lady, and I consider myself one of the lucky ones to have met her - and laughed with her. She truly lived up to her name! I wish I were there in person, but know that I am there in spirit. She will be missed. Thinking of all of you at this time.
Ralph and Laureen Gowan
February 1, 2019
We are so sorry to hear of Joys passing. She was a wonderful women with such a beautiful smile. Our thoughts and prayers are with all during this difficult time.
Brian & Lori Wheeler
February 1, 2019
Our sincere sympathy to All. Aunt Joy was a wonderful Aunt who will be dearly missed. She always had a cheerful smile and welcome heart. I'm sure she will be met with open arms from Mom (Mary) and all who have passed. May she rest in peace. Love and Hugs to All.
Les and Mary Nichols
February 1, 2019
Sincere sympathy to all of the Fidler family. It was always a joy to see her smiling face at the Elmwood library.
Les and Mary
Tom & Teresa Gowan
February 1, 2019
We are so sorry to hear of Joy's passing. She was a wonderful lady who had a special smile. We send our sympathy to the whole family. Thinking of you all at this time, especially John & Elaine, Susanne and Dawn & Alf.
Sylvia and Jodi St. Pierre Zavitz
February 1, 2019
Grandma Joy was an incredible woman and I knew her and loved her well in the years I lived in Chesley. I have missed her since. My condolences to all of you, kids and grandkids and great-grandkids, and comfort for the sadness and grief that you feel. It is a huge loss.....
Eric and Sandy Weatherall
January 31, 2019
Our deepest sympathy to the Fidler family. Joy was such a lovely lady and you can all be so proud of her. Treasure the memories.
Paul and Colleen Schultz
January 31, 2019
Deepest sympathy to the entire Fidler family. Joy was such a remarkable lady and touched the lives of many.
Lori Graham
January 31, 2019
To the Fidler family,

I used to live in Elmwood with my husband and son. I love visting Joy at the library. She had a great wealth of information I needed to know including the history of Elmwood. Her daughter Terrilea adopted 2 kittens from our home. I understand they named Spic and Span. Cute names. Sending my condelences to Terrilea, Suzanne and Dawn and their families.
Paul & Mabel Pletsch
January 31, 2019
Thoughts & prayers to the family
Jennifer and Robert Yale
January 31, 2019
Our condolences to your entire family. She was "Grandma Joy" to more than just her family members! What a wonderful lady. She will be missed by many.
Dave & Barb Cormack
January 31, 2019
Bruce Donna and family sending you our sympathy and condolences at this difficult time! Cherish your memories.
Harry & Norma Price
January 31, 2019
Our deepest sympathies to everyone in Joy's family. She created so many memories for not just family but the community as a whole.
Rest In Peace Joy! Your job is done and your legacy lives on in your family.
Mary Dickert
January 31, 2019
Our condolences to the Fidler family on the loss of your mom Joy. She was such a special lady & friend to my mom Kay. We are definitely going to miss her smile, loving ways, and her companionship at Brucelea Haven. Keep all your precious memories close to your heart and she will always be with you. Hugs & prayers…..Kay & family ( per Mary Dickert)
January 31, 2019
{{{hugs}}} to all Fidlers from Doris & the Power family - Matthew 5:4
Dianne and Dale Ahrens
January 31, 2019
Our deepest sympathies to all members of Joy's family. Family was certainly the central focus of her life and she took great pride in the accomplishments of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her impact and nurturing was felt far beyond her family as she became Grandma Fidler to generations of Sunday School children. She was a very special woman. God bless!
Tony and Astrid Bleumer
January 31, 2019
Condolences to the Fidler family, our thoughts and prayers to you all.
Jim and Ev Craddock
January 30, 2019
Our sincere condolences to the Fidler family.
Sharon Westenberg
January 30, 2019
Bruce, Donna and family my thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Cherish the memories they will help keep you strong.
Mullen Small Animal Clinic
January 30, 2019
Dear Terrilea and family,
Our condolences on the loss of your mother- such a kind and caring person!
Sally, Linda and staff
Annabelle & Arthur Holley
January 30, 2019
To the Fidler and Schmidt families: My memories of Joy go back along time. Forever mentioned by her adoring brothers Ralph and Ray in the Lamlash school days. Also Joy was known to our family as the "honey lady" Always the same happy smile and such a wealth of historical information. She will be missed by all Our sympathies to you at this sad time.
Lynne Heffernan
January 30, 2019
Dear Susanne and family. So sorry for difficult times after the passing of your mother. Your faith and spiritual strength will be a blessing to you at this time. God bless. Your fellow nurses at Grundy family dental. Lynne,Donna, and Carol.
Dan, Sherry, Chad and Brady Richards
January 29, 2019
So sorry to hear about Joy. Thinking of you all.
Ron and Marlene Calhoun
January 29, 2019
Our deepest sympathy to Bruce and Donna, and the entire Fiddler family.
Cherish the memories, of a
wonderful lady!!
Barbara Aikens
January 29, 2019
Sorry to hear of Joys' passing. She was a wonderful lady. I remember well how she organized Elmwood minor ball. She always represented the best of Elmwood. May she rest in peace.
Jeanette & Francis Williams
January 29, 2019
Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Robert & Glenys Johnson
January 29, 2019
Deepest Sympathy to the Fidler Family.
Doug and Jean Harvie
January 29, 2019
Dear Fidler Family...Sending condolence on the loss of a wonderful lady. Many memories of her support at ball and hockey! Our thoughts are with you. Doug & Jean
Sherry Caldwell
January 29, 2019
Deepest sympathy on the passing of a beautiful lady. Big hugs to all. Losing a Mom and Grandma is a difficult time.
Susan Galbraith
January 29, 2019
There will never be anyone who will be able to fill Joys' shoes and as one of her many Sunday school children she will remain forever in our memories as that wonderful Mrs. Fidler.My deepest sympathy to all her family and memories of your Mom will be forever etched in gold and treasured above all else.God bless you all at this time of deep loss.
Nancy DeVries
January 29, 2019
Fidler Family!
Joy was one of the kindest, loving, giving, happiest, caring, non judgemental women I have ever met! May her loving soul rest in peace!! And her memories live on in the hearts of the Fidler family!!
Condolences and Hugs!!
Peggy Ruff & Nancy DeVries
Lynda Benninger
January 29, 2019
It was so nice to see Joy at Brucelea. She was wonderful in the library .
Bill & Gayle MacKay
January 29, 2019
Bruce and Donna:
Our sincere sympathy to you and your families. Hugs.
bob and dianne jackson
January 29, 2019
condolences to the Fidler family on your loss . very difficult time to lose your mom. hugs to all.
Denise Hamel
January 29, 2019
What a blessing she was to us all. The impact & lives she touched ripples out to the edges of the world & echoes back to our hearts.
Eileen Mustard
January 29, 2019
Another angel has received her wings. Condolences to all Family and especially to Susanne. You share your Mom's beautiful smile and spirit.
Jack and Ellen Cavill
January 29, 2019
Our sincere sympathy in the loss of your mother, she always had a smile and was a beautiful person, we are thinking of you.
January 29, 2019
My sincere condolences to the family.
Doug and Brenda Calhoun
January 29, 2019
Hugs to the whole family. It’s hard to lose your mom.
Mike and Lori Thompson
January 29, 2019
We are so very sorry to hear of the loss of such a wonderful woman. Our condolences to everyone.
Patty Ratchford
January 29, 2019
I am so sorry to hear of Joy’s passing. I enjoyed chatting with her when I went up to visit my mom at Brucelea Haven. She always had a beautiful smile and loved to play with my dog Daisy. My deepest sympathy to her whole family as I know many of them. She will be in my prayers.
Robert & Marlene Ruff
January 29, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Fidler family with the loss of a dear lady.
Robert and Sally Robson
January 29, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Fidler Families at their time of loss of a Mother,Grandmother. She was a wonderfull woman whom always had a smile for all people. A lot of her ideals were passed down to all her Family. Bob and Sally Robson (Kitchener)
April Wilson
January 29, 2019
My deepest sympathy to the family
Linda Kaufman
January 28, 2019
I am so sorry to hear about your Mother. No matter what age a person is when they part from this life, it is still hard. Cherish the memories as they will last a life time. My deepest condolences to the family.
Sherry & Bruce Jacklin
January 28, 2019
So sorry to hear that Joy has passed away...she was a wonderful lady and will be dearly missed by so many people! Please know that we are thinking of all of you at this difficult time. oxo
Shirley. Alpaugh
January 28, 2019
I am very sorry to hear of Joys death. She was such a cheerful & kind volunteer at the hospital so many years ago.
Shirley Young
January 28, 2019
Joy was a wonderful lady and an honorary grandma to my girls. She was a kind and gentle spirit unless she was watching one of her kids play a sport in which case she could be quite loud! She was a friend and mentor. I will miss her. Rest in peace Joy. My sympathies go to all the family especially the ones involved with her care the last few years. Hugs to you all!
Elmer & Leslie Landman
January 28, 2019
She was a beautiful lady inside and out and blessed this world with some of the best family members this town ever knew. So sorry for your loss of a beautiful Lady. Hugs Les and Elmer oxox

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