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Jessie Louise RITZ-McLEOD

RITZ-McLEOD, Jessie Louise - passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 14th, 2010 in Peterborough, Ontario after a brief but valiant battle with cancer. Jessie was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband Hector McLeod; her children and grandchildren Lynda Ritz (Dennis Steiger) Calgary, Laurie Smith (Gary Smith), Jessica and Kristen, Reno, Nevada and Stephen Ritz, Calvin and Austin, Apple Valley, Minnesota; her brothers Gordon MacGirr (Kathy) Sparta, NJ; Alan MacGirr (Dorothy) Peterborough; Albert MacGirr (Dorothy) Grimsby and Garth MacGirr (Mary d. 2006) Toronto; her sister-in-law Kathy Starr, Orangeville; her stepchildren Tracie McLeod, Dawn McLeod and Joanne Verreau (Kevin); her step- grandchildren Daniel, Mitchell and Myles and her many nieces and nephews. Jessie was born November 13, 1932 in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Her four brothers watched over her as she grew up in various parts of southern Ontario. Jessie worked for a short time for the Bell Telephone company in Toronto before relocating to Calgary, Alberta in 1956. In Calgary she raised three children, had many friends and was very active in local bowling and curling leagues. In 1988 she returned to Ontario, settling in Peterborough where she lived out the balance of her life. She will be dearly missed for her generous spirit, her blue eyes and easy smile, her love and her friendship. Her family thanks the doctors and nursing staff of both Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto and Peterborough Regional Health Centre for their compassion and care. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations in Jessie's memory can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Peterborough Humane Society. A celebration of Jessie's life will be held at a later date. 11831069
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With Deepest Sympathy to Hector and Family...
Posted by Barb (soucie) Tarkington (sister inlaw Kathy's sister in law) On Sunday, February 21, 2010
Thinking of you and your family at this time, sincerely, Barb, Ross and Family.

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