Ann Wuerch

Wuerch, Ann 


Peacefully with her family at her side, the family of Ann Wuerch (nee Leili) announce her passing on January 11, 2022 at the age of 78. She is now at peace in the presence of her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Beloved wife of William (Bill) with whom she celebrated 59 years of marriage. Loving mother to Gary (Stephanie), Stephen (Eva), Michelle Slater (David), Mark (Shari) and Jason (Marcy). Adoring grandma to Derek, Kurtis (Karissa), Hanna, Olivia, William (Katja), Emily, Matthew, Nathan, Ethan, Russell, Nicole, Owen, Naomi, Evan and Megan. Special great-grandma to Kai, Riley and Teijo.

Predeceased by her parents, Joseph (1973) and Anna Leili (2014) as well as siblings Joseph (Elizabeth), Mathilde Lecoq, Elizabeth Pretli (George) and Roland. Survived by siblings Gerda Meixner (Walter) and Stephen Leili, brother-in-law Kleber Lecoq as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Cherished daughter-in-law of the late William (1978) and Natalie Wuerch (1956). Predeceased by brother-in-laws Lawrence Wuerch and Robert Howson and sister-in-laws Elsie Howson and Joan Wuerch. Survived by brother-in-laws Harry Wuerch, Raymond Wuerch (Phyllis) and Art Wuerch (Mary Ann), sister-in-laws Pearl Mills (Keith) and Shirley Wuerch as well as many nieces and nephews.

Mom was born on May 29, 1943 in Sheindorf, Hungary. Her family was forced to flee and leave everything behind as her father refused to support the invading Nazi army during WW2. The family travelled to France and then immigrated to Canada by ship, landing in Halifax on April 28, 1952, when she was nine years old. The family travelled by train to Windsor and first lived in the Harrow area before eventually settling in Leamington to start life anew on the family farm.

They came to this new country without speaking the English language and with little money but with purpose, perseverance and a work ethic second to none.

Mom was a fast learner who picked up the language quickly and excelled in school. She graduated from Essex High School and took a position at CIBC before settling in as a secretary at Essex High School. After the birth of her second child, she chose to resign from her position and become a full-time mom for which her family will always be grateful.

Mom was well known for always having Sunday dinner at 1:00 and her exceptional baking skills. Her home was always open and welcoming for everyone. Her gift of generosity was evident to all who knew her. Mom was committed to living her life devoted to her Christian faith and her family. She was involved in leadership roles in numerous committees at church and was always a person to count on for assistance. Along with her husband Bill, she was a constant supporter of the endeavours of her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed her volunteer work at Leamington Hospital until the start of the Covid pandemic.

The family would like to thank the nurses of the VON and the staff of Erie Shores Hospice (Hospice Erie Shores Campus) for providing excellent care and comfort for mom.

Memorial Donations may be made by cheque to ShareWord Global (Gideons) or Erie Shores Hospice.

Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Monday 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. and at LakePoint Family Church, 285 Talbot Road East, Leamington on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 from 10 a.m. until time of Funeral Service to celebrate Ann's life at 11 a.m.  Funeral service live stream available at Interment Woodslee United Church Cemetery. Due to COVID restrictions, visitation and funeral celebration is limited to a specific number of visitors. Only those with an appointment will be allowed in. Please book an appointment at Everyone must wear a mask. Friends may share memories and make donations at