Joyce Wiseman

Joyce Wiseman

Joyce Edith Wiseman (nee Schenk), of Hanover, passed away peacefully after a lengthy hospital stay at Hanover and District Hospital on Wednesday, September 14, 2022.  She was 88.

Born in Normanby Township on April 22, 1934 to the late Menno and Laura (nee Weber) Schenk. Joyce worked alongside her husband on their dairy farm in Carrick Township and enjoyed country living and raising their children.  After the move to Hanover, Joyce worked for many years at both the Hanover Hospital (housekeeping) and The Village (laundry) where she enjoyed her interactions with patients and co-workers.  Faith was important to Joyce and she demonstrated this in her support of the church; quilting for Missions and in her membership to the LCW Ladies at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Normanby Township.  Joyce developed a life-long love for arts and crafts and sewing. She was known by many for her true passion of quilting and shared this talent with others through teaching. She was also a member of the local quilters’ guild.  Her beautiful quilts will be treasured by family and friends for generations to come.  Joyce was married to the love of her life, Edward, for over 70 years, before his passing just a few short months ago in June of 2022.

Loving and devoted mother of Doug (Myra) Wiseman of Owen Sound, Deanna Wiseman of Kitchener, Janice Wiseman (Ray O'Brien) of Hanover, Jeff Wiseman (Kim) of Elmira and Laurie Wiseman (Todd Campbell) of Waterloo. Special Grandma of Bethany (Brendan Derry), Holly (Robin Salter), Jacob, Emma and Zachery, and Great Grandma to Charlie, Miles, Allegra and Finnian. Fondly remembered by her brother Larry (Marg) Schenk of Kitchener, sister Brenda Hay of Cambridge and sister in law Joyce Schenk, as well as many nieces, nephews and their families. Fondly remembered by the Wiseman Family. Predeceased by her parents, beloved husband Edward, brother Laverne Schenk, Lloyd (Shirley) Schenk and sister Gladys (Tom) Buckle.

Our wonderful mother and friend will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts.  She has touched the lives of all who knew her.

Public Visitation will be held at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover, on Monday, September 19, 2022 from 11 until 12 noon. A private family service will be held.   Interment in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Normanby Township. 

Memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation and Diabetes Association would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.  Condolences may be sent to the family at

The family wishes to thank the doctors and nurses who cared for mom at the Hanover and District Hospital.

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Public Condolences

Dear Family,
Your mother and grandmother was a blessing to many and to us. Your memories of her will continue to bless and guide you.
With sympathy,
Linda (Fisher) and Richard Holm

— Linda Holm
September 19, 2022

Doug, Deanna, Janice, Jeff, Laurie & families; we are so sorry for your loss, it's been a difficult few months for all of you. Aunt Joyce was a caring, loving person and a special older sister to my Dad. I have many memories of family dinners and holidays spent on the farm when we were kids. Aunt Joyce will be so missed. Take care, Shelley & Carol

— Shelley Schenk & Carol Lefebvre
September 18, 2022

My sympathy to the Wiseman family. Many conversations with your dad and mom and some of you in the past year let me get to know you all better. Remember and treasure the memories to help you through the different times.

— Sandra Hall
September 18, 2022

Our Deepest Sympathy to all ~

— Bob&Janice Polfuss
September 18, 2022

So sorry to hear of her passing , lovely lady she was the first to introduce me to quilt group , an great neighbor to George an me will miss her

— Judy Ware
September 17, 2022

My sincere condolences to Joyce's siblings and entire family with the loss of a wonderful woman. I have had the pleasure of knowing this family through Brenda Hay and had many enjoyable times through the years. May Joyce now rest in peace and be with her husband Ed.

— Carolyn Hook
September 17, 2022

My prayers are with You xo

— Leanore Csordas
September 17, 2022


September 16, 2022

To Aunt Joyce's family. We wish to extend our condolences and we are thinking of you at this time.

— Brad & Brenda Schenk
September 16, 2022

Sorry to hear about the passing of Joyce, our condolences to the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time.
Alvin, Dale and Joan

— Dale & Joan Hershey
September 16, 2022

My deepest condolences to Joyce's family!

— Judy Miller Herell
September 16, 2022