Waterloo Region Generations
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Sister Joyce Kempel

Female 1941 - 2010  (68 years)


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  • Name Joyce Kempel 
    Prefix Sister 
    Born 6 Oct 1941  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Name Christiana Kempel 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-127231 
    Died 26 Feb 2010  Waterdown, East Flamborough Twp., Wentworth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Notre Dame Convent Cem., Waterdown, East Flamborough Twp., Wentworth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I127231  Generations
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2024 

    Father Christian Mathew Kempel,   b. 14 Nov 1890, Carrick Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1965  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Emma Wendelina "Wendelina" Kittel,   b. Sep 1902, St. Agatha, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1986, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Married 16 Jun 1926  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F259195  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Sister Joyce (formerly Sister Christiana) SSND Died at Notre Dame Convent, Waterdown Ontario on Friday, February 26, 2010 at the age of 68 in her 47th year as a School Sister of Notre Dame. Predeceased by her parents Christian and Wendelina (Kittel) Kempel, her brothers Francis, Claude, Gordon, William, Robert, Joseph and her sister Elizabeth Kennedy. Lovingly remembered by the members of her religious community, her brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews. Sister Joyce started her teaching career in the junior grades at St. Agatha School, St. Agatha. Then, she continued in the primary grades in St. Mary's, Kitchener, St. James, Toronto, St. Anthony, St. Catharines and Sacred Heart, Mildmay. From 1981-1989 Sister Joyce was Bursar and Associate Dean at Notre Dame College, Waterloo. On her return to the classroom Sister Joyce engaged her pupils in headline projects. At St. Brigid's School, Hamilton her Grade 1 class built Morrowville, a miniature city named in honour of Hamilton Mayor Bob Morrow. At Holy Family School, Hamilton her Grade 2 classes were encouraged to read numerous books. The highest yearly total was 25,000. With her caring and challenging manner as a teacher, Sister Joyce sought to instill self-confidence within her pupils. Visitors will be received at Notre Dame Convent, Waterdown on Monday, March 1 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. A Prayer Service will be held on Monday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday, March 2 at 10:30 a.m. Interment in Notre Dame Convent Cemetery.


      Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord!

      Cemetery, N., America, N., Municipality, H., & Cemetery, N. (2019). Sr Joyce "M. Christiana" Kempel (Unknown-2010) -.... Findagrave.com. Retrieved 12 July 2019, from https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/48967900/joyce-kempel

  • Sources 
    1. [S2488] aaa Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate 045983 (1926).
      Name:Christian Kempel Gender:Male Age:35 Birth Year: abt 1891 Birth Place:Dormosah, Ontario Marriage Date:16 Jun 1926 Marriage Place:Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Father:Jos Kempel Mother:Catherine Strauss Spouse:Wendelina Kittel


  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Oct 1941 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Notre Dame Convent Cem., Waterdown, East Flamborough Twp., Wentworth Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
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