May 21, 1941- Jan.7, 2022
Herb Ritchie passed away peacefully on Friday January 7, 2022 at Hillcrest Village with family by his side in his 81st year. Beloved husband of June Ritchie nee Truax. Dearly loved Father of Michael and Robert, proud Grandpa of Cheylee. Son of the late Allan Ritchie & Gladys Kidd. Much loved Brother of six sisters, Mary & the late (Pat) Stone, Sandra & (Ray) McElwain, Bonnie & (Rod) Marson, Bev & (Herb) Farrell, Jan, Cathy & (Stu) Kerr and 1 Brother, recently deceased Bob Ritchie (Joanne and the late Clara Anne)
Herb was a man with a big heart and a warm smile and was loved by many nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends. Until recent years Herb was active in his Church serving as an Elder, Chairman of Finance & Maintenance, Youth Leader and on the Cemetery Board. Hard working member of the local Odd Fellows Lodge, the District and he served as the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Ontario in 2003-2004. He was a past Director of the Ontario Fur Breeders Association and worked on many community projects in Waverley and Elmvale over the years. Over the last few years Herb & June have enjoyed camping and spending time with their friends for weekend camping adventures and jam sessions.
The family would sincerely like to thank the caring and compassionate staff at Hillcrest Village. Special thanks to the folks on Heritage Wing who looked after Herb since May. The team has the special knack of treating each resident as though they are a very important part of their own family.
Visitation and Viewing will be held Sunday Jan. 16, 2022 1-4 & 6 -9 at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale with times scheduled in 1/2 hour intervals. Proof of Vaccination required and Masks are mandatory. To book your time of visit please call 705-322-2413 or 705-730-9426
A Memorial Service/ Celebration of Life will be held when Covid restrictions permit.
In lieu of flowers Donations would be gratefully accepted for the Elmvale Presbyterian Church or the Alzheimer's Society.
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