Private family service. Interment Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.


Rather than flowers, donations are appreciated and can be directed toward The Alzheimer Society (www.alzheimerlondon.ca), McCormick Care Foundation (www.mccormickcarefoundation.ca), Salthaven Wildlife Rehabilitation & Education Centre Inc.(www.salthaven.org), or the Canadian Cancer Society (www.cancer.ca).

Click DONATIONS at right side of your computer screen to place an online contribution. By mail, send your donation to: Alzheimer Society of London and Middlesex, 435 Windermere Road, London, ON N5X 2T1 (phone 519-680-2404 ext 230); McCormick Care Foundation, 2022 Kains Road, London, ON N6K 0A8 (phone 519.432.2648 x.2318); Salthaven, PO Box 601, Mount Brydges, ON, N0L 1W0 (phone 519-264-2440): or Canadian Cancer Society, 201 King Street, London, ON, N6A 1C9 (phone 519-432-1137)


Jocie Peel

Death Notice

PEEL, Jocelyn (Jocie) Marie - Peacefully at University Hospital on Monday, May 10, 2021, Jocelyn Marie Peel of London age 78. Beloved wife for 55 years of Bob Peel. Loving mother of Leslie, Bryan (Sarah), Gregory and cherished Nana to Elysa (Ahmed), Spencer, Nolan, and Tristan. Dear sister of Sylvia & Don Froome, and the late Fay and Nick Vandenburg. Daughter of the late Doris & Harold Howorth. She will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews in Canada, U.S. and Ireland.

Jocie was born on March 10, 1943. She grew up in St. Thomas and during her early adulthood, worked at the Land Registry Office.

She later met her soulmate Bob, and a year later, were married and have since spent the last 56 years together. They built their first home, then later relocated to their property in Lambeth. They shared a lifetime of love and joy raising three children. Jocie spent much time with her grandchildren who gave her a second chance to enjoy childhood and all of the fun adventures and laughter that come with.

Jocie was a fantastic cook and family holiday dinners were those to look forward to. She enjoyed music, and long walks through Conservation areas so that nature could be enjoyed to the fullest. She was our “Mother Nature” who was passionate about all living things. She enjoyed hours in her backyard tending to her gardens so that her pets, the birds, butterflies, and insects would live in harmony.

Jocie was adventurous and enjoyed early marriage vacationing in Sauble Beach. She was an avid beach goer during the Summer months and later spent a significant amount of time enjoying the sand and sun at the Pinery. Time spent were long hot days filled with picnic lunches at the lake, and testing out just how far out into the lake she could go with her air mattress all the while counting sandbars along the way. This always made her smile.

Jocie was our special Wife, Mom and Nana who was so caring, graceful, brave and optimistic always seeing the good side of life. She was the centre of our family and of our hearts. We will never forget her smile, her love and her strength to endure all things.

Rather than flowers, donations are appreciated and can be directed toward, The Alzheimer Society, McCormick Care Foundation, Salthaven Wildlife Rehabilitation & Education Centre Inc., or the Canadian Cancer Society.

The family would like to express our thanks to the medical team at University Hospital for their compassionate care.

“Sunshine on my shoulders, makes me happy. Sunshine on the water looks so lovely”

Jocie and Bob's daily parting phrase over the years...
Bob: “See you later alligator" Jocie: "After a while, crocodile”