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JOYCE WHITE (ELNICKI)
Born: Jan 14, 1921
Date of Passing: Dec 02, 2021Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
JOYCE WHITE (ELNICKI)
January 14, 1921 December 2, 2021
Left to cherish her memory is her sister Sophie (Bill) McDonald as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Joyce was predeceased by her parents, August and Joanne Elnicki (nee Gashinsky); her husband John White; sisters, Helen Kushnier, Rose Demski, Edna Myzyka, Mary Pennel, Elsie Barrie; brothers, Frank, Stanley, Joe, Joseph and Karl Elnicki.
Joyce was born and raised in the RM of McCreary, the 5th of 12 children. She received her education at Budka School and enjoyed bringing many nieces and nephews out to the family farm in Glenella, singing "I'm Henry the 8th" on the drive. After moving to Winnipeg, she met and married her husband John on June 5, 1948. They lived a number of years in their house on Amherst Street in St. James and then moved to Valhalla Drive in North Kildonan. The last few years Joyce resided at Kildonan House on Edison Avenue.
Joyce was an excellent cook and baker, well known for her tea biscuits, perogies and lazy Daisy cake. She loved working in the restaurant field. Along with her friend and business partner, Emily Chernish, Joyce owned and operated the Medical Arts Coffee Bar in the old Medical Arts Building for many years. John would often help his beloved Joycie in the restaurant.
Together, Joyce and John did a lot of travelling and later on, many a wonderful evening was spent at Auntie Joyce and Uncle Johnny's enjoying a delicious dinner followed by an interesting slide show of their travels.
Although they had no children of their own, Joyce was a loving Aunt to her many nieces and nephews. Auntie Joyce enjoyed babysitting her nieces, nephews and also great-nieces and great-nephews and made sure all the nieces received sewing lessons as it was important for them to learn to sew.
Joyce was a very hard working woman and she kept her strength, energy and vitality going all her life. In her 70's and 80's she participated in 5 pin bowling at Rossmere Lanes. As she reached her centenary milestone, people thought she looked 20 years younger than her 100 years (and she did).
Joyce and her husband John were generous and kind people who were always gracious and loving with their family and many friends.
Auntie Joyce will be sorely missed and her memory lovingly cherished by all.
Funeral service will be held at Glen Eden Funeral Home at 4477 Main Street on December 8, 2021 at 2:00 pm. Anyone that wishes to attend the service is required to show proof of vaccination along with identification.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to your favourite charity.
Family and friends may sign a Book of Condolence at www.glenedenmemorial.ca
Glen Eden Funeral Home
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 04, 2021
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