Marilyn Joan Ritchie, age 86, of Stratford passed away peacefully at the Stratford General Hospital on Thursday, January 24, 2019. Born in Kitchener, daughter of the late Henry Huber and the former Esther Koppeser. Beloved wife of the late Howard Ritchie (1993). Dear sister of Jim Huber (Bonnie) of Cambridge. Also survived by her nephews Ryan Huber (Emilie) of Eden Mills and David Ritchie of Vancouver. Marilyn graduated in 1955 from MacDonald Hall, University of Guelph in Home Economics. She worked for the Ontario Department of Agriculture as Perth County Home Economist, improving rural home life.  Marilyn then taught family studies at Northwestern Collegiate. Marilyn and Howard retired and lived in Stratford and wintered in Indian Shores, Florida. Visitation at the W. G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford on Saturday, February 2, 2019 from 1:30 pm until the time of the funeral service at 2:30 pm followed by a reception. Interment in Avondale Cemetery in the spring.  As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to the Parkinson Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation may be made through the funeral home. 519.271.7411. www.wgyoungfuneralhome.com.

 

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