Helga  Driedger

Obituary of Helga Driedger

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Helga Driedger (nee Neufeld)

91 years, passed away peacefully at home in the early morning hours of July 18, 2021. Loving wife of Abe for 68 years. Mom to Ruth, Joan (Todd) Phibbs, Sandra (Ed) Petryschuk and Dennis (Karen). Grandma to 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. The youngest of three sisters, Mom was predeceased by her sister Agnes Cornies on March 30, 2021 and is survived by her sister, Helen Founk. Mom was a strong, hardworking and creative woman who always had a twinkle in her eye. She farmed beside Dad in their early years and in later years, right up to the present, made sure that the “men” always had some zwiebach or raisin bread for their coffee breaks. Mom had many hobbies including ceramics, making Father Christmases, knitting, making dolls and elaborate doll houses. Mom and Dad enjoyed travelling to many places in the world, always accompanied by friends or family. Despite several bouts of cancer in the last decade, Mom came through those times and lived life to the fullest. We’ll miss you, Mom. We want to thank so many people for the care that was provided to Mom in the last 3 weeks of her life: the doctors and nurses at Erie Shores Health Care, Caroline Hamm, the Home Hospice team led by Dr. Thomas Burgess, Stacy Tetzlaff and other VONs and PSWs, Home Instead, Care technicians who stayed overnight, Mariel Konrad, Charlene Epp and other LMH PSWs. We experienced such compassion and gentleness in your hands. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Friday, July 23, 2021 from 10:00a.m. until 11:30 a.m. The Funeral Service to celebrate Helga’s life will be held at 11:45 a.m. Burial to follow at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Due to COVID restrictions, visitation is limited to a specific number of visitors. Only those with an appointment will be allowed in. Please book an appointment for visitation and Funeral Service at www.reidfuneralhome.ca. Everyone must wear a mask. In Memory of Helga, memorial donations may be made by cheque to Erie Shores Hospice (Hospice Erie Shores Campus) or the Leamington Mennonite HomeOnline condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

 

Friday
23
July

Visitation 1

10:00 am - 11:30 am
Friday, July 23, 2021
Reid Funeral Home
14 Russell Street
Leamington, Ontario, Canada
Friday
23
July

Service Information

11:45 am - 12:30 pm
Friday, July 23, 2021
Reid Funeral Home
14 Russell Street
Leamington, Ontario, Canada

Interment Information

Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery
366 Talbot Street West
Leamington, Ontario, Canada