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Ilona Riggers

Ilona Riggers

Wednesday, November 4th, 1942 Thursday, March 19th, 2020

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Obituary for Ilona Joanita Riggers (Sladeczek)

RIGGERS, Ilona Joanita
November 4, 1942 - March 19, 2020

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our family’s matriarch, Ilona Riggers (nee: Sladeczek). Ilona passed peacefully in her home with her family by her side on March 19, 2020 at the age of 77. Predeceased by her loving husband Gerd Riggers. Loving mother to Manfred and his wife Nancy Riggers, Yvonne Riggers, and Terry and his wife Sandra Riggers. Beloved Oma to Nathan Riggers and his partner Jen, Kira Riggers, Kendall Riggers and the light of her life, her only great-grandchild, Falon Riggers Glazier.

Ilona is pre-deceased by her parents Paul and Anna Sladeczek, and many siblings. She is survived by her brother Paul and his wife Wendy Sladeczek and extended family. Ilona will be dearly missed by her many friends, especially her best friend Inge and her husband John Huber, her special friend Ivan Jeric, and her fur baby, Bella.

Ilona was a long-standing, active member of Club Loreley in Oshawa, where she enjoyed socializing with her friends and dancing the night away. She loved flowers and was an avid gardener. Ilona loved to travel and enjoyed life to the fullest. She loved her family and friends dearly. And she made the best soup in the world.

At Ilona’s request, there will be no funeral. Cremation has taken place and due to the restrictions of Covid-19, the family will be organizing a Celebration of Life at a later date. For further information regarding the Celebration of Life, please contact Newcastle Funeral Home.

The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to Ilona’s cancer team, Dr. Rothenstein, Dr. Iqbal, and Nurse Julie, family physician Dr. Lottering, and home care nurse Valerie. A very special thanks to her best friend, Inge Huber who loving assisted the family in caring for Ilona during her illness.

In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Durham Regional Cancer Centre, Humane Society of Durham Region, or the charity of your choice.

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Rosita Brisebois

I miss my Tante Ilona very much. Her love of life was inspiring, especially her passion for dancing. She truly was adorable in every way.
Love, Rosita
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Bob Brown

Very sorry to hear of the passing of IIona. She was a lovely lady, we spend many happy times with her and Gerry. My sincere condolences to the family. Rose (Helga's sister) and Bob
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Paul, Wendy and family xx

Our dearest sister's memory will live on and we will think of her fondly when we see her tree blossom.
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Wendy Sladeczek

Ilona truly was a special angel amongst us, so loving, generous and kind to everyone. She could also be counted on for sound advise and guidance and she will be greatly missed by all her family and friends. She bravely fought her cancer battle, and even then, worried more about others than herself. She really was one of a kind, and we cannot imagine our lives without her, yet know we have an angel watching over us.
Love Paul, Wendy and family xx
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Anne Cook

Dear Sandra and family:
So sorry for your loss, please know you are in my thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time.
Anne Cook
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