Rittinger, Doris

Born: Feb 02, 1915
Died: Jan 26, 2019


Doris Rittinger 
It is with deep sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Doris, in her 104th year, on January 26, 2019 at Park Lane Terrace, Paris, Ontario.
Beloved wife of the late Reuben A. Rittinger (1983). Loving mother of Marilyn Hoffman (Ken) of Baden and  Wendy Cooper (Gary) of Port Dover. Proud grandmother of David, Sheryl, Constance (Shawn) and Tara (Terry). Great grandmother to Dawson, Bailey, Lindsey, Cole, Trent, Max and Eden. 
Predeceased by her parents John T. Entwistle and Jack and Gertrude (Entwistle) Mayor and her sister Betty deWitt (Avery). 
Born in Woodstock, Ontario Doris spent her early childhood at Egypt Farm near Brenchley, Kent, England during World War 1.  Doris went to school in Fort Erie. She married Reuben and they lived and worked in Kitchener-Waterloo and later Milverton. They enjoyed retirement at Point Clark on Lake Huron and Panama City Beach, Florida. In widowhood, Doris lived in Foxboro, Baden, Ontario where she made many new friends. She will be remembered for her excellent social skills and her style. As she grew older and she was faced with the loss of mobility and independence, she showed great courage and grace in adapting to many changes. 
The Hoffmans and Coopers thank the staff at Riverbend (Cambridge), Telfer Place (Paris) and Park Lane Terrace (Paris) for their compassion and care during her journey of aging and the end of life on earth. 
Cremation has taken place and a service of Thanksgiving for her life will be held at  Trinity Lutheran Church,  23 Church Street, New Hamburg on Saturday, February 2nd at 11:00 a.m.
Arrangements are entrusted to Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, New Hamburg. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Port Dover or Trinity Lutheran Church in New Hamburg. 

Visitation Information



Service Information


Feb 02, 2019


11:00 a.m.


Trinity Lutheran Church
23 Church Street
New Hamburg, Ontario
N3A 1J1
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Interment Information


Fairmont Cemetery
Baden, Ontario

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Condolence from The O’Neill Family sent on February 1, 2019

Dear Tara and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family on the loss of Gramma.
Cherish the many fun times and memories that you shared.
Please know that we share in your grief and extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family

Condolence from Kelly French sent on January 31, 2019

Thinking of all of you at this difficult time. You are in my prayers. See you Saturday. Hugs. Kelly

Condolence from Condolences from Bill and Sharon MacLennan sent on January 29, 2019

We are so sorry for you loss, Doris will be greatly missed.
She was warm friendly with a great sense of humour. In the days to come remember all those wonderful times you had with her.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Dear Marilyn, Ken, Wendy, Gary and families sent on January 29, 2019

Doris was profoundly proud of all her family. She will always hold a special place in my memories as she was a great lady who loved people and being in her presence was a gift. It was a wonderful life and it will continue in her next adventure. Hugs, Anne-Marie Kuuter and family

Condolence from Dave Chalmers sent on January 29, 2019

Dear Marilyn, Ken, Wendy, Gary and families
Holding you all close in thought and prayer. Your mother was a true lady and she finally got her wish. Hold onto all the wonderful and happy family times. They are so precious.
God Bless you all and I will see you Saturday

Condolence from Jeannie Baird sent on January 28, 2019

I am sorry to hear of your loss.