Peltzer, Joan (nee Rogers) Passed away on Saturday, December 18th at Peterborough Regional Health Centre. Joan celebrated her 80th birthday in June. She grew up in the Oakwood area, the daughter of Lorne and Muriel Rogers (need Hall) (both deceased). She attended LCVI in Lindsay, study nursing in Toronto and returned to work at the Peterborough Civic Hospital as a Registered Nursing Assistant (RNA) and other positions, retiring in 1994.
Joan and Harold Peltzer (predeceased) married in 1963. Together they built a beautiful home overlooking Chemong Lake where she lived until her recent move into Peterborough. Joan loved to garden and was very proud of her fruit trees, as well as the tomato plants that she would start each year from last years’ seed to share with friends. After Harold’s retirement from CGE they enjoyed trips abroad with friends.
Joan curled from a young age. She skipped the winning Ontario Business Girls Tankard in 1973 and 1978, and competed several times at the Provincial Mixed finals, as well as at the Provincial Senior Mixed finals. In 1978 she was recognized by the City of Peterborough and awarded the Athletic Award of Merit. In recognition of her achievements and volunteer work with the Peterborough Curling Club Joan was awarded an honourary life membership. She greatly enjoyed and treasured the friendships and support of her curling family.
She led an active life and was surrounded by a wonderful circle of close friends and family. Joan always brought along treats to share which included their homemade wine, her special homemade rolls, lasagna, and layered jellos that will be missed by many. Visits to Harold’s family in the west included helping on the family farm.
Joan was the loving sister of Lorraine Richards (Junkin, nee Rogers) and deceased husbands Ronald and Orlin; and Linda Munroe (nee Rogers) and deceased husband Jim of Peterborough. She is survived by many nieces and nephews including; Belinda Junkin, Sylvia Taylor and Rick Toth, Darrell and Debbie Junkin, Brian and Marilyn Junkin; as well as many great, and great-great, nieces and nephews.
In the west, loving sister-in-law of Rudolph (Rudy) Peltzer and Jean (Joan’s longtime colleague and friend originally from Ontario) of Brooks AB, Lucy Oberhammer (nee Peltzer) and deceased husband Glen of Calgary AB, Anne Arnell (nee Peltzer) and deceased husband Don of Calgary AB; Alfred Peltzer and wife Fern, both deceased, of Dutchess, AB. She is survived by many nieces and nephews including; David Peltzer (Kathlynn) of Duchess, AB; Pat Rosenau (Lorne) of Calgary, AB; Charlene Jones (Brian) of Edmonton, AB; Brent Arnell (Brenda) of Calgary, AB; Karen Bell (Doug) of West Vancouver, BC; Doug Arnell (Emma) of West Vancouver, BC; Alison Ebach (Trent) of Hepburn, SK; and Robert Peltzer (Nikki) of Rosemary, AB as well as many great, and great-great, nieces and nephews.
Donations may be made in Joan’s memory to the Peterborough Curling Club, North Minister United Church or to a charity of your choice. She wanted us to celebrate her life with a party which will be hosted at a later date.
Online condolences may be left at AshburnhamFuneral.ca