Kolaritsch, Juanita

Born: Jan 31, 1943
Died: Apr 09, 2019


Kolaritsch, Juanita (Jill)
Juanita (Jill) Laight Kolaritsch was welcomed into the arms of her Lord and Saviour on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at Grand River Hospital (Freeport).  Jill was born in Galt, a daughter of the late Douglas Laight and former Edna Dennis.  Beloved wife of John Kolaritsch for 28 years.  Loving mother of Carrie Bennett (Craig), Andrew Vautour (Mylene), Kelly Hall (Tim), and Matthew Vautour (Krissy).  Also remembered by John’s daughters Diane Kolaritsch (Kevin) and Carole Debruyn (Mike) as well as her brother Bill Laight and wife Mary.  Dearest grandma to 11 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.  Jill was predeceased by her brother Terry Laight and baby grandson Micheal Vautour.
Before her retirement, she worked as a nurse for many years.  John & Juanita along with their adorable dog Molly, moved to Morningside from Kitchener in 2012, making a lot of new friends and enjoyed a retired lifestyle.  She was involved in many of the activities, trips, and served on the board.  She loved animals, gardening and travelling to England to research her ancestry.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Wilmot Centre Missionary Church 2463 Bleams Road, Wilmot on Friday, April 12, 2019 at 11 a.m.  Pastor Wayne Domm officiating.
The family would like to express heartfelt thanks to the nurses and physicians at Freeport Hospital Palliative Care Unit.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the ALS Society or the Kitchener-Waterloo Humane Society (Cheques accepted at Funeral Home.)  Online condolence and memorial tribute information at www.markjutzifuneralhomes.ca 

Visitation Information


Apr 12, 2019


10:00 - 11:00 a.m.


Wilmot Centre Missionary Church
2463 Bleams Road
RR#2 Petersburg, Ontario
N0B 2H0
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Service Information


Apr 12, 2019


11:00 a.m.


Wilmot Centre Missionary Church
2463 Bleams Road
RR#2 Petersburg, Ontario
N0B 2H0
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Interment Information


Riverside Cemetery
Bleams Road
New Hamburg
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Although charitable funds are sent directly to the charity, please remember to contact us directly to give a card from you to the family in memory of their loved one.

ALS Society of Canada
393 University Avenue,
Suite 1701
Toronto, Ontario
M5G 1E6

Kitchener-Waterloo Humane Society
250 Riverbend Drive
Kitchener, Ontario
N2B 2E9


Condolence from Donna Downs-Atkinson sent on April 15, 2019

So very sorry to her of your loss John, take comfort in all the memories you shared with Jill.

Condolence from Norm and Maryann Yost sent on April 14, 2019

Our deepest sympathy to John and Family. Jill was a very special llady. She always made me (Maryann) feel so welcome in her home. So sad she had to suffer with the terrible disease. She is pain free and at peace in the arms of our Lord now. Treasure your memories

Condolence from Lily Reynolds sent on April 12, 2019

Deepest Sympathy to you and family. I know she will be truly missed. When Jill was around 12 she use to baby sit my son on a Sun morning at church. Most likely her way of getting out during the sermon. Jill’s dad was my cousin. I can remember good times. Thinking of all of you during this time. Lily Reynolds (Horsley)

Condolence from Reuben & Lorna Wallace, Michael & Susan Wallace sent on April 11, 2019

Thank you, Andrew, for your call. To the Vautour family, know that we Wallaces down here in NB are thinking about all of you and wishing you God’s true comfort during these difficult days. Lorna recalls your mom during the years you lived in Hoyt as full of life and always with that big smile of hers. Of course, I (Michael) especially remember that clear, strong, and beautiful alto voice. She can sing to her heart’s content now — sing all she wants to Him Who is her heart’s content.

Condolence from Helen Rempel sent on April 11, 2019

My thoughts are with you and your family John . . I have many happy memories of Jill . . take care

Condolence from Ariel Walker sent on April 11, 2019

I was saddened to read about Jill. She and I worked together at Grandview Medical Centre many years ago. She was a great nurse and friend. We shared many laughs, recipes, experiences of life, and memories. Thinking of you at this sad time.

Condolence from Joan Vautour sent on April 11, 2019

I am so for the grief & sadness that you are suffering today..Jill is now in the living arms of her Lord & will be waiting for friends & family to join her..My heart is hurting today for all of you..Prayers are all I have to offer..

Condolence from Fred & Marilyn Hovinga sent on April 11, 2019

May the memories of Jill give the family peace and comfort during the coming days.

Condolence from Alex & Joanne Coffin sent on April 11, 2019

Our deepest sympathy, our thoughts and prayers are with your family .

Condolence from Diane Kolaritsch and Kevin Harman sent on April 11, 2019

Dear Dad and Juanita’s family,
We want to share our deepest sympathy for your loss and let you know that our hearts and minds are with you at this sad time. We will fondly remember the good times we shared with Juanita. No one could ever bake a better rhubarb custard pie than Juanita.

Condolence from Filipino Ilonggo Society of Waterloo Region sent on April 11, 2019

To Dearest Andrew and Family, our deepest sympathy for your loss. Our thought and prayers are with you and to the repose of your Mom’s soul. May she Rest In Peace. The Lord God be with you to comfort you all. Amen.

Condolence from Kevin Oerton, Andrea Hylton & Family sent on April 10, 2019

Our deepest condolences to John, Andrew, Maylen and their respective families. We’ve had the pleasure of knowing John and Jill for a number of years and feel blessed for having known them and to have borne witness to their real life fairytale. A love story that renewed our faith in mankind and in love. Rest in peace Juanita, you will be missed.

Condolence from Dennis Sharp sent on April 10, 2019

My thoughts and prayers are with the family, I only knew Jill and through Carrie, Andrew and Kelly who always spoke so highly of there mother. Wishing everyone a peaceful time in the celebration of Jill’s life. Let the lord comfort you all.

Condolence from Ethel Sweet and family sent on April 10, 2019

Our deepest sympathies for John and the families, Jill was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and loved Molly. I am so glad my daughter Nadine and I got to see Jill last summer and some good laughs with her and John. I’m sure she is at peace with her family and her Lord and Saviour. Rest In Peace my friend.

Condolence from Eva Steinke sent on April 10, 2019

To let you know that thoughts of deepest sympathy are with you John, Molly and your family

Condolence from Betty Schwindt sent on April 10, 2019

So sorry for your loss, John.

Condolence from Wayne & Sylvia Brubacher sent on April 10, 2019

Dear John, We know that no words can ease the pain and loss you are feeling right now. Just know that our hearts are with you, Molly and your family at this time of sorrow.

Condolence from Marty and Maureen Chambers sent on April 10, 2019

RIP dear Jill, our thoughts and prayers are with John and the family and Molly who is going to miss you for sure.
Summer is not going to be the same without you. We all loved sitting on your deck with a glass of wine. We will take good care of your John don’t you worry about that. Bye my friend.

Condolence from Wayne & Gay Beaupre sent on April 10, 2019

We will remember your smile and your laugh. Rest in Peace with the Lord

Condolence from Mark Monique Liam Cosgrove sent on April 10, 2019

Our Condolences to you and your family your in our thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Debbie sent on April 10, 2019

My dear friend. You were one of my first adult friends and although we went through a rough spot, we came out the other side as I had hoped. I will miss you Jil. Thanks for being a special part of my life. My deepest sympathies to you all.

Condolence from Wally & Anne Van Niekerk sent on April 10, 2019

Our heartfelt sympathy to John and all the family and Bill & Mary. Jill will be greatly missed. Be assured she is happily singing praises with the angels to her Lord and Saviour. God bless to all.