Joyce Etsuko Cho

April 30, 1933 to February 26, 2022

Passed away unexpectedly at home on Saturday, February 26, 2022 at the age of 88.  Predeceased by her husband Cho by three weeks, their son Arnold, her sister Isabel, brother Frank, and brother-in-law C.W. 

Left with a lifetime of fond and loving memories her children and grandson, Carolyn (Craig), Rosalyne (Joost), and Lucas; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law Tom, Sook Hi and Jean; nieces and nephews and their children, Yoon Hi (Alan; Jennifer, Nathan (Lydia), Jillian), John (Mary Ann; Albert), Beata, Bob (daughter Melissa), David (Cheryl; Ben, Alex), Anne (Erik; Anika), Matthew, and Jeffrey (Christine; Juliana, Makayla).

Joyce was born in Richmond, BC, and grew up in Toronto, where she met her husband Cho.  Shortly after getting married, they relocated to St. John’s in 1958 for Cho’s new position at Memorial University.  Mom was an active community volunteer with Child Welfare, WAMUN (Women’s Association of MUN), and Friends of the Garden of the MUN Botanical Garden where she organized the Tuesday art group for many years.  Joyce was a talented botanical artist.  Her dining room table was her studio, where she would toil away producing fantastic work with very minute details.  After receiving recognition for her published work in Wildflower magazine she was invited as one of the artists of the Temagami Provincial Park Conservation Art Project, was invited to contribute to Canada Bloom, to Tasmania’s Art of the Islands in 2003, and she served on the board of the ASBA (American Society of Botanical Art).

In recent years, whenever you saw Joyce or Cho, you normally saw the other.  They were very kind, generous, respectful and respected.

The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the staff at Tiffany Village for their care and support these past few years.

Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Rd. on Wednesday, March 2 from 12-2 and 4-6 p.m.  Funeral service will be held from St. James United Church on Thursday, March 3 at 11 a.m.  Please contact Jennifer at 700-6064 to register to attend the funeral service.  Masks and NL VaxPasses are required.  The funeral service will be livestreamed from the St. James United Church website for those unable to attend in person.  Interment to follow in General Protestant Cemetery, where Mom will be laid to rest with Dad and Arnold.