Joyce A. Calouette, age 69, of 9454 Bay Shore Drive, Gladstone, MI (Kipling) passed away unexpectedly Saturday morning January 15, 2011 at the St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba.
Joyce was born September 30, 1941 in Gladstone the daughter of Frederick and Pauline (Pierce) Brassick. Her father Frederick was killed in action during WWII. Her mother Pauline was remarried to Herb (Bud) Ryan and they raised Joyce in Escanaba. Joyce attended school at Holy Name Catholic School and later graduated from Escanaba High School.
Joyce was united in marriage to Mike Calouette on October 4th, 1958 at St. Patrick
Joyce was my high school sweetheart and I still have fond memories of her today. She had a friend named Lorene Jenkins, and when those two were together you never knew what to expect. High school in those days was much different. There wasn’t all the sex and violence like today. We were quite good kids and naive. We actually listened to our parents and teachers. We still had a lot of fun together. Joyce will always be sorely missed. My heart goes out to Mike and family.
Joyce was my girlfriend during our last two years in high school. She had a wonderful outgoing personality and a positive outlook on life. I joined the Navy in 1958 and after that I lost track of her. I’m very glad I came upon this page. She will always remain in my heart and memories.
Dear Mike, Debbie:
Hey Mike its Jeanne Ferguson here.Im so sorry to hear about Joyce. Many good memories of times past, and when I was with Tom Ryan. Things have changed so much. Just wanted to let you know I was thinking of you. God bless you all and give you much strength to endure all the sadness.
with much love,
Calouette Family, so sorry for your loss, you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Thinking about you all.
Stu Bennetts, Pat and Family
Mike & Family,
Our sincere sympathy for your loss. Joyce was a very special lady & will be missed. We’re in Fl so will be unable to attend the services.
Our thoughts are with you.
Diane & Jerry Jyrkila
To the Caloutte family, so sorry for your loss, it must be very hard to loose a mother and grandmother, I will pray for your family during this hard time.
Gayle H Sigan
My family’s deepest condolences are with you.
Kirby J Collins
Dear Debbie, Fred & Family,
I was so saddened to hear of your loss. Just know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers as you pass through this dark time. It sounds like you were blessed with a great mom and have many good memories to help you to get through the rough times. Take care and may God bless and hold you all close and bring your family comfort and peace.
mike& family I,m sadden very much by joyce,s passing! I hope the very best for you,s in this time of deep sorrow and grief sincerely clyde caron
To a good friend mike.Years have taken away things we can not replace.One thing is 1931 car.A thing that years can not take, our memory.We had a lot when we were younger,You will always have a memory of your wife locked away in your heart.That is a gift God gave us this to help us through the hard times.
I have been in Ill for the last 25 years.I will call you in a few weeks,
Mike and family, We were so sorry to see that Joyce passed away. We are in Florida so will not be able to attend services. We send our prayers
Jerry and Maxine Vallier
Mike and family so sorry to hear of Joyces passing, our prayers are with you and your family
Jim & Gloria Brassick
Gladstone (Kipling), MI
Debbie and family, deepest sympathy in the loss of your mother and grandmother. My heart goes out to you at this most difficult time.
Dear Mike, Debbie and family,
I am so sorry to hear of Joyces’ passing. Know that my prayers and love are reaching out to God to comfort all of you in your time of deep sorrow. My heart is breaking for you Debbie.
Joyce was a wonderful, courageous and dedicated woman. I will remember her as an outstanding wife to Mike, with unconditional love for her children and a blessed Grandma. Joyced loved her family so very much… and her family loves her so much. Me too. Joyce, you lived a great life and you leave us too soon, but with a legacy of love. Thank you Joyce for being a super example to all of us as to how to live and love. I will miss you.
Mary Fields (Fieldzy) xo
Mary Fields Collins
Sorry for your loss Deb, may the Creator be with you and your family during this difficult time.
Mike and family, I am so sorry to hear about Joyce’s unexpected passing. Although Troy is out of town this week, I will try to make it to Escanaba/Gladstone for the services. Again, I am so sorry for your loss. ~Tina
The Povich Family
Green Bay, WI
So sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in your memories.