Joyce Jean Resler (nee Eckert)


It is with great sadness the family of Joyce Resler announces her passing at the age of 79.

She will be forever remembered by her 6 children Jim (Holly), Deb, Ken (Karen), Gary, Glen (Chris), Jeff (Jaime); by her 12 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren: Colin Resler (Courtney), Chris (Lindsay) Resler – Emily, Arianna, baby, Morgan Resler (Elvin) – Qwinton Palmer, Zac (Brandi) Resler – Blake, Dax, Wyot Resler (Stephanie), Jesse Resler (Stacey) – Nevaeh, Jakob, Ryleah, Terrah Resler, Hayden Resler (Malina), Eddie, Grace, Henry Resler; survived by sister Carol (Brian) Gross, survived by in-laws Betty Resler, Ernie Resler (Dorothy), Fran Resler, Armen (Eleanor) Resler, Inez Zeiner and a large extended family.

Predeceased by husband Edgar Resler; parents Fred & Lydia Eckert; infant sister Doreen, sister Doris and husband Sam Mitchell; brother Larry Eckert; brothers-in-law Eddy Resler, Alven Resler, Clifford Zeiner; sister-in-law Kay Resler.

The family would like to thank the staff of Jubilee Lodge and Nursing Home for their friendly and compassionate care of Joyce during her residence there this past year. Mom was very social and enjoyed the banter with all staff and residents.

Funeral service will be 11:00am Thursday August 1st at Ascension Lutheran Church 8405-83 St NW, Edmonton, viewing one hour prior to service. Parking is limited due to LRT construction. Allow time to park if necessary, in the surrounding residential area or Bonnie Doon Mall.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation
5241 Calgary Trail NW, Suite 144
Edmonton, Alberta T6H 5G8

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Ascension Lutheran Church - Edmonton

8405 83 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6C 2Z2

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Joan Currie

Joyce was a lovely, lovely person. She was like a daughter to my Father and spoke to him on a daily basis for which I am forever grateful. She was fun and lively with a great sense of humour. She will be dearly missed.

Vivian Wu

It’s with the greatest sadness to see the passing of a great lady, who had loved unconditionally and who will be forever missed by those who have come to know her.

My first encounter with Joyce was two years ago, when she offered to take care of my dog, Daisy. Apparently Daisy brought lots of joy to her life. Joyce cooked homemade dog meals for her, talked to her and loved her, she even put her to sleep in a queen bed, she was treated like a Queen! Daisy was in doggy paradise any time she was with Joyce.

When Hayden and I picked up Daisy from her after our vacation to Asia, it was my first time meeting Grandma Joyce. She was so excited to meet me, treated me like her own family and ended up taking Hayden and I for pizza with his uncle as well. Joyce was so much fun to be around, and loved for her family and children dearly. I got to see her again this Christmas a few times as I attended some parties with Hayden and Malina, and she was still so happily wearing the jade Buddha necklace that we had brought her from our vacation.

I will never forget the look of the happiness and love from Grandma Joyce’s face when she looked at Daisy, a very genuine feeling rarely seen nowadays but truly treasured. I had always heard from Hayden how wonderful a grandma she was to him and many others, and I am so lucky to have met her.

Rest in peace Joyce! While we have so sadly lost you here, Heaven is lucky to be receiving somebody as amazing as you. Thank you for everything you have done for us and the joy you brought to us. ❤️

Irene &Darby

Sincerest condolences to all of Joyce’s family. A big brood that she was very proud of. You all kept her current and up with the times. There was always food in the fridge, huge garden plus lively conversation. I was very fortunate to be adopted by the Resler’s as their Super Uke when I moved to Edmonton. So glad I got to see her in action at Jubilee Lodge.

Bernie Fietz & family

Armen & Eleanor, and Inez – Sorry to learn of Joyce’s passing. May fond memories be your comfort and strength. Sending you our prayers, hugs and love. Heaven’s gain is earth’s loss. Look for the new star in the night sky knowing it is your loved one watching over and guiding you.

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