Obituary of Joan Marie Schofield
Age 87, of Dykeland Lodge, Windsor, formerly of Windsor Forks, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family, Sunday, August 11, 2019 in Hants Community Hospital, Windsor. Born December 25, 1931 in Falmouth, she was a daughter of the late Joel Payzant and Alice (King) (Payzant) Lane.
Mum moved to Windsor Forks when she married Dad in 1952. They raised their family and she remained in Windsor Forks until 2017 when she moved into Dykeland Lodge. Mum loved her family above all else. She found great joy and laughter in her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved to paint in oils and even water colors in later years. She loved to knit and could create any craft she turned her mind to. All her grandchildren have a beautiful quilt made for them by their Nan. Mum was close to all her siblings her entire life and shared a special bond with her sister, Mary.
Mum was a member of the Windsor Forks Women’s Institute for many years. She was also in a bowling league in Windsor and had many fun filled evenings and stories to tell.
Joan is survived by daughter, Sherri, Vernon, BC; sons, Harley (Kathy), Windsor Forks; Fred (Charmaine), Brooklyn; Wayne (Paula), Windsor Forks; Darren (Lori), Windsor; grandchildren, Josh (Amy), Marci (Joey), Wray, Nick (Liz), Tara (Brandon), Devon, CJ (Adam), Kyley (Jamie), Dylan (Lydia), Drew, Trevor (Kristy), Matt (Vicki), Krista (Carly), Jake (Melissa), Isaac, Kristin,; 20 great-grandchildren; brothers, Robert and Alfred (Doreen); sisters, Frances, Mary, Evelyn, Betty and Barb; sister-in-law, Ethel Payzant; as well as numerous extended family members, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Besides her parents, Joan was predeceased by her husband Carl E. Schofield (2016); brother, Joey; sister, Eileen; several brothers and sisters-in-law.
Mom enjoyed her two and a half years at Dykeland Lodge and her family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff and most especially those on Young Park. Your care, compassion and thoughtfulness will forever be remembered. We would also like to thank the staff of Hants Community Hospital Unit 200 and Dr. Paige Stevens, for their care and compassion this past week.
Arrangements have been entrusted to DeMont Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 419 Albert St., Windsor (902-798-8317). A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, August 16 in DeMont Family Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Bill Gibson officiating. A reception will follow in the funeral home’s Elmcroft Reception Centre. Interment will be held in Centre Falmouth Cemetery, Town Rd., Falmouth. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Joan may be made to Canadian Cancer Society, Nova Scotia Division, 5826 South St., Halifax, NS B3H 1S6 or Friends of Dykeland Lodge, 124 Cottage St., Windsor, NS B0N 2T0. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.demontfamilyfuneralhome.ca