1943 -2018
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Joan Caroline (Riddell) Wierenga of Woodstock at the VON Sakura House on September 8, 2018 at the age of 75 years. Beloved wife of Gary Wierenga of 55 years. Cherished mother of Glen (Debbie) Wierenga and Kim (Rob) Schwindt. Loving Oma to Bradley, Brandon (Maddi), Justin & Tyler Wierenga and Allanah (Phil), Colton Schwindt. Great Oma to Ashton Wierenga. Dear sister of Patrick Riddell and Linda Amorosi. Also survived by her stepmother Irene Riddell and many nieces & nephews. Predeceased by her parents Britton & Mary Riddell and brothers Billy & Paul. Joan was very involved in her church and local nursing homes, playing the organ, and caring for others. Oma loved each of her grandchildren dearly & enjoyed every moment she spent with them, whether it was fishing, garage saleing or watching them play sports. Friends will be received at The Family Church, 887 Dufferin Street, Woodstock from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Monday, September 10, 2018. The Funeral service will be held at The Family Church at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 with Rev. Ken Stoddard officiating. Interment to follow in the Hillview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to VON Sakura House, The Family Church, and Woodstock Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington St. North, Woodstock, ON Personal condolences may be sent at

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