Rita Weiler of Hanover, passed away at The Village Senior’s Community, Hanover on Thursday, January 22, 2015. She was 95. Beloved and devoted wife of the late Michael Nicholas Weiler who passed away January 24, 1996. Loving and cherished mother to Frank (Pat) of Waterloo; Joan Roseborough (nee Weiler) (Bill) of Hanover; Bill (Lorraine) of Hanover. Sadly missed by grandchildren Peter (Tracey) of Kitchener, Stephen (Leslie Sexton) of London and great-grandchildren: Jessica Paige Weiler and Elisha Taylor Weiler of Kitchener.
Predeceased by her parents: John and Agnes Logel, her brothers: Michael, Clayton, Stanley, Austin, Albert and Clarence (Elda). Her sisters Beatrice (Oliver) Kreutzwiser, Monica Logel, Luella (Bernie) Mikjaniec and son-in-law John Weiler.
Aunt Rita/Great Aunt Rita was an important part of the family to her many nieces and nephews, and her very special Goddaughter, Diane Lieber, and will be sadly missed by them.
Mom was a member of the Catholic Women’s League for over 60 years and faithfully attended Sacred Heart Church, Walkerton until she was no longer able to do so. She moved to The Village Seniors’ Nursing home in Hanover in March 2012. She had a deep and profound love for her faith. When a crisis happened either within the family, or with a friend, she was always there to give comfort and say a prayer. One always felt better after a visit with mom.
Mom was a member of the Right to Life Organization for over 30 years and served as a Director from 2000-2012. She loved children and strongly believed in the rights of the unborn.
Mom was an avid gardener and although she was a very petite lady, she had a mighty green thumb. Making meals, baking and putting down preserves were some of her summer passions. She was picking strawberries and making jam up until 3 years ago. Mom and Bill could talk gardening talk for hours on end.
Mom also loved to sew and quilting was a passion she shared with her daughter Joan. Together the two of them would go on road trips to find interesting and colourful fabrics, and then decide who would be the lucky recipient of the next quilt, hoping for an addition within the family relations.
Mom was very proud of all the accomplishments of her oldest son Frank and while he was in university the two of them would talk about social issues into the wee hours of the morning.
Family and friends will be received at the Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover on Monday 2:00 -4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 with Vigil Rites at 3:30 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, Formosa officiated by Father Steve LaCroix.
As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to