Langenegger, Reta Isabel

Born: Jul 11, 1936
Died: Aug 10, 2019


Reta, has now reunited with her loving husband Tristano, son Tony and son-in-law James Roth. She passed away at Grand River Hospital, KW Health Centre with her family at her side on Saturday, August 10, 2019.  She was born 83 years ago in Clinton, Ontario and was the daughter of the late Norman Clifton and Mary Ella (Wright) Mair.
Sadly missed by her daughter Kim Roth and son Mark & wife Pat Langenegger. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Angie & Jim, Janice & Mark, Sarah, Jeff & Ashley, Christie & Jeff, Andrew, Casey & Mugo, Nick & Kelly and her great-grandchildren Nathan, Jonathan, Jacob, Nolan, Emma, Rykker, Matteo, Rayden & Taylor. Remembered by her sister Melba Honderich and brother Gord & wife Pat Mair and sisters in law Tosca Danner, Clara Walker & husband Larry. Reta was predeceased by her brothers in law Ron Honderich and Romano Langenegger.
Reta was a member of Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, New Hamburg and was a life member of the CWL.  She enjoyed watching a game of hockey and baseball. Reta and her husband Tristano along with their two sons Tony and Mark owned and operated Oak Grove Cheese Factory in New Hamburg for her lifetime.
Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron Street, New Hamburg on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 from 2 – 4 & 6 – 8 p.m. Parish prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. followed by a Catholic Memorial Mass at Holy Family Catholic Parish at 11:00 a.m. Father Stephen Gilbert to officiate.  A private family interment will take place at Riverside Cemetery, New Hamburg.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Children’s Wish Foundation would be greatly appreciated (Cheques Accepted).  Personal condolences and donation information available at

Visitation Information


Aug 14, 2019


2 - 4 & 6 - 8 p.m.


Mark Jutzi Funeral Home – New Hamburg
291 Huron Street
New Hamburg, Ontario
N3A 1K2
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Service Information


Aug 15, 2019


11:00 a.m.


Holy Family Roman Catholic Church
352 10th Avenue

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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.

Children’s Wish Foundation
Box 185
Kitchener, ON
N2G 3X9


Condolence from Heather and Gerald Graff sent on August 24, 2019

We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Reta was a wonderful women. I enjoyed chatting with her. She is now reunited with Tristano. Our thoughts are with you all.

Condolence from Paul Marino sent on August 18, 2019

I have known both Reta and Tristano for many years from their travels to the Gold Floor at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto. I was very saddened to hear of her sudden passing. I will miss her smile, her kindness and those very special Cheese Balls that she made for the staff. I am sending my deepest condolences to her Family and letting you know that she will be greatly missed by all of the staff that knew her.
Paul Marino
Chef Concierge
Fairmont Royal York Hotel

Condolence from Ben Berwick sent on August 15, 2019

I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you today. She was always so kind to me. I will forever enjoy our chats. People like grandma laggy can never be in our lives long enough.

Condolence from Tracey Brown sent on August 15, 2019

I was saddened to hear of Rita’s death, for the world has lost a wonderful person. I will always remember her kindness to me as a young child and how important she was in making our family gatherings so much fun.. Just wanted you to know you are being held close in thought and heart.

Condolence from Rob Shannon sent on August 15, 2019

So sorry for your loss, our sincerest condolences from our family to yours.

Condolence from Don and Brenda McLeod sent on August 15, 2019

Melba, Gordie, Kim, Mark and Pat
We are so very saddened to hear of Reta’s sudden passing. Please accept our sincere condolences for your loss. Our prayer is that your many wonderful memories will sustain you all in this most difficult time. We will be with you in spirit. God bless!!
Much love,
Don and Brenda McLeod

Condolence from Christine Jovanovic sent on August 14, 2019

So sorry for your loss. She was an amazing lady and I will miss seeing her smiling face at the restaurant.

Condolence from Brad & Kelly Flood sent on August 14, 2019

Kim, Mark, and Pat,

We are so sorry to hear about Reta passing.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and all the family during this sad time.

Condolence from Jane & Bruce Leis sent on August 14, 2019

Our thoughts are with your family as you mourn your loss and celebrate Reta’s life. She was a wonderful person!

Condolence from Terry and Donna Romashyna sent on August 14, 2019

So sorry to hear about Reta. She was an amazing lady! Share in your memories to help you through this difficult time.

Condolence from Paul Mosiadz sent on August 14, 2019

I’m sorry about your Loss Christie and the rest of the family. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

Condolence from John and Bonnie Jokic sent on August 14, 2019

DEEPEST sympathies! So sorry for your loss!!

Condolence from Bill & Charmaine Graham sent on August 13, 2019

We were both shocked to hear of Rita`s passing, She was kind and wonderful person, and feel blessed that she touched our lives.
Our deepest condolences to Kim and family. May she rest in peace with her beloved Tristano.

Condolence from Dave Knipe sent on August 13, 2019

So sorry to hear of your loss.
Your family is in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

Condolence from Ruth MacCara sent on August 12, 2019

It was with great shock and sadness that I learned of Reta’s passing. She was a beautiful lady both inside and out. I picture her reunited with Tristano and walking, hand in hand, as they did so often in years past. New Hamburg has indeed lost a true treasure. My deepest condolences to her wonderful family who were her absolute pride and joy. Ruth MacCara

Condolence from Lyn and Bonch Loomans…. sent on August 12, 2019

My heart goes out to you all, Rita was a unique person, caring loving and a lot of fun l felt happy to call her my friend, she will be missed by many …

Condolence from Mary Ellen and Glenn Zehr sent on August 12, 2019

We are so saddened. We will miss a wonderful neighbor. Our prayers and love to you at this sudden loss.

Condolence from Judie (Kerr) Bowlby sent on August 12, 2019

To all the family: such a shock to hear of her death. I saw her walking just a few weeks ago. My deepest sympathies to you all. Sincerely, Judie Bowlby

Condolence from Terry Nangreaves sent on August 11, 2019

Just heard the sad news. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you

Condolence from Betty Orr sent on August 11, 2019

My deepest condolences to Mark Pat and Kim and all of your families .Reta was one of the sweetest ladies I knew. She has left a wonderful legacy