Joyce Phelps

Phelps, Joyce RN (Kuiper)

Peacefully on September 21, 2014 after a courageous battle with Alzheimers disease, Joyce passed away at the Woodlands of Sunset. Loving wife of 54 years to Jim, beloved and devoted mother to Vicky (Steve), Gary (Jackie) and Jeff (Lisa). Joyce’s grandchildren were her pride and joy…. Missing her always and forever are Lucas, Avery, Jakob, Matt, Zoe, Nick, Carson, Isabella and Walker. Joyce is predeceased by her parents Leo and Besty Kuiper and sister Tina. Joyce was a graduate of the Mack School of Nursing (1959). She enjoyed traveling, gardening and bird watching. Joyce often shared her love of the opera and ballet with her grandchildren and friends. Most will miss her smile and laughter as she spent time with family and friends. Heartfelt gratitude to the staff of The Woodlands of Sunset and Dr.Ali for their loving care. In keeping with Joyce’s wishes cremation and a private family gathering has taken place. Donations in memory of Joyce to the Niagara Chapter of the Alzheimers Society would be appreciated by the family.

9 thoughts on “Joyce Phelps

  • We send our deepest condolences, love and hugs, to Jim, Vicky, Gary, Jeff, and all the grandchildren at this sad time.
    Joyce will be fondly remembered by us for her gentle nature and love for her family, nature, and classical music..
    It’s the little things, the small, everyday occurrences that you’ll remember. The laughs, the stories, the smiles. and even though it seems like you can never recover from your loss, it is these very memories that will help push the pain away and bring back the smiles

  • Our deepest condolences to Jim and the Phelps family at this difficult time. May the warm memories of Joyce bring you comfort in the days ahead. A donation to the Alzheimer’s Society of Niagara has been made in Joyce’s memory.

  • Our condolences go out to all of Joyce’s family members. Fond memories of sitting with Joyce on Jeff and Lisa’s deck sipping a glass of wine, listening to the wildlife off in the distance, watching the fireflies twinkle in the trees, I will think of her often when the fireflies do their dance.

  • Your Condolence

    Our deepest sympathy to Jim and family in the loss of Joyce.
    We have many good memories of times spent with her in the past.

    Joyce & Ken Fleeton

  • My condolences to you, Jim, and your family. As you probably remember, Joyce and I were volunteers at the Grantham Y in the swim program.

  • Our condolence to Gary, Jackie and all the family. May she rest in peace after a hard battle with alzheimers. May peace come to you all knowing her soul remembers who you are as she looks down on you with a bright smile. Big Hugs
    Aileen and Darryl

  • Our deepest condolences to Jim and his family. You are in our thoughts and prayers, we wish you strength throughout this difficult time.

  • Your Condolence:
    We have lost a long time friend, but she has left us with many fun memories and great times. She has and will continue to be in our thoughts. Our condolences to the family and particularly her grandchildren who have also suffered through her long battle with Alzheimer.s.

  • I have a Lifetime of warm, beautiful memories of my sweet,gentle souled Auntie Joyce.Being my only Phelps Aunt,we were fortunate to spend so much treasured ,fun filled vacations,Holidays,special times together,You taught me so many things ,by example of your kind soul, I am grateful for .Your love of Nature ,and family ,your home,decorating,gardening,baking,sewing,crafting,etc etc
    I will always remember the excited feeling I got whenever we were coming to visit,or stay with you. Later,you loved and treated our girls the same as you did me..and in turn ,they too have many wonderful memories of our Beautiful Aunt Joyce. People don’t remember what One says but how one makes them feel…You made me feel loved and special,and So glad to be your Niece.
    Heaven has gained another Angel … but I will Miss You So much. Remember How we hated to say Goodbye,and would try to hide our tears as we had to drive away? Well,I can’t say goodbye…so until we meet again,I love you Aunt Joyce XOXO

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