Joyce Margret Rowe (Zimmerman)
It is with deep sorrow, we announce the passing of Joyce Margret Rowe, age 65 years.
Joyce moved to Elliot Lake in 1995. She set out to start fresh where she knew no one in the hopes to re-discover her life. Joyce was a survivor from domestic violence and wanted to show women you did not have to return to the violence you can be independant and make it on your own. Joyce did just that until her final breath. Joyce was stubborn and pushed and climbed all the hills in Elliot Lake. It could have been 30 feet of snow -25 she was going to Tim Hortons for her meal and hot tea. Joyce loved her children and animals of all kinds. Joyce was the one person who would try to feed a wild bear. Joyce battled a whole other life with addiction but one thing she was proud of the most was her oldest daughter breaking generational curse and graduating high school as well as College not once but twice. Joyce called her daughter Mariette every weekend for updates on her life and her family. Joyce will be missed by her friends and family and I am sure her local Tim Hortons.
Predeceased by her parents: Father Robert Zimmerman, Mother Elizabeth Eileen Zimmerman,
sister Betty Zimmerman, child baby boy Rowe, grandchild baby girl Mc Kerracher.
Survived by: Daughters: Mariette Mc Kerracher (Robert Mc Kerracher) Crystal Gail Rowe. Grandchildren: Andre-Robert Mc Kerracher, Dreten Robert Rowe
Isaac Edward Mc Kerracher, Lillyanna Sandra (Lillypad) Rowe. Siblings: Mary Louie Gilbert (Douglas Gilbert), Barb Wyile, Steven Zimmerman, many nephews, great nephews, nieces and great nieces and great great nieces. Joyce had plenty of friends but her best friend and family are Bernadette Hayes O’Brien and Ann Vuozzo.
At Joyce’s request there will be no service or funeral. The family of Joyce is asking if anyone would like to purchase flowers or such to please donate the funds to Ontario mental health and addiction via online, or go out and do something nice for someone in your community such as an elderly person or homeless person, or even feed a stray animal. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to Alternative Funeral Services.