RIEDEL: Audrey Hannah (nee Hoffman), 82, of Tavistock, passed away peacefully at her home in Tavistock in the arms of her husband, on Sunday June 4, 2023.
She was born in North Easthope Township, Perth County on January 22, 1941, daughter of the late Alfred and Nelda (Wettlaufer) Hoffman.
She married Curtis Wilfred Riedel at Sebastopol on June 16, 1967 and had celebrated their 55th Wedding Anniversary.
Audrey was a lifelong and active member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church and the Care and Support Group. She was a member of the Tavistock Agricultural Society. Audrey was a passionate quilter and knitter, donating several quilts to The Quilt: A Breast Cancer Support Project and knitting hundreds of baby hats for the Stratford General Hospital. She enjoyed many years teaching 4-H, Beaver Scouts and Sunday School. She loved going to the St Jacobs Market, flea markets, antique shows and driving through the countryside with her husband Curtis on Sundays. She was a stay at home mom for most of her life, lovingly taking care of her family and constantly making sure the cookie jar was always full. She was also very proud of the years she went back to work and loved to shared stories of her time and people she worked with at Cornerstone Bookstore and the Maples Home for Seniors.
Audrey is survived by her loving husband, Curtis; her daughter, Christine Riedel and partner Paul Wigglesworth; her son, Derek and his wife Heather Riedel, and her grand dog Rocky Wigglesworth.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her brothers, Donald Hoffman and Laverne Hoffman; sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Gerald Ryan.
Funeral visitation will take place at Francis Funeral Home, 77 Woodstock St. N. Tavistock, Wednesday June 7th, from 6-9:00 pm. The funeral service will be held at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Sebastopol-Tavistock on Thursday, June 8th, 2023 at 11:00 am. Interment in the church cemetery. Reception following.
We would like to say a huge “thank you” to the entire Home Instead team for caring and keeping mom at home. We are especially grateful to Lucy, Alison, Heather and Dawn. Thank you to Sam who was here with mom at the end, and able to bring comfort to Dad.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church or the Stratford General Hospital would be appreciated and may be made through the Francis Funeral Home, Tavistock by calling 519-655-2431. Personal condolences can be posted at www.francisfh.ca