Beautiful Agatha embraced us with grace and dignity before she departed on June 27 from Southlake Regional Hospital Cardiac Unit. She joins her husband Peter (1978) with whom she spent 26 loving years building a prosperous life by the Scarborough Bluffs.
Agatha’s hands were never idle. Her artistic talents were manifest in many mediums: stained glass, watercolour paints, flower arranging, sewing, gardening, baking, jewelry design, counterfeit Fabergé eggs, and the ability to restore life to every discarded twig or pinecone as a nutty character or table centrepiece. The Patron Saint of Goats, Mom loved to share her gift of creativity, and freely distributed that love to family, friends, and new acquaintances with a side of humour and panache. She especially enjoyed the time spent surrounded by family at her special place on Boshkung Lake where she would contest endless games of Scrabble with her only granddaughter, swear words and all.
Devoted mother of Peter (Susan), Eddie (Wendy), and Mary Jane (Dick). Oma will be dearly missed by her grandchildren Andrew, Bryan (Meghan) (great-grandbabies Hudson and Sophie), Carolyn (Jordan), Matthew (Laurel), and Peter (Anna) ; Grant (Shelly).
Predeceased by her brother Hans and sister Maria. Beloved “Tante Aggie” to a generation of Hillar and Motsch nieces and nephews.
Because of COVID-19, interment of Agatha’s ashes will take place during a private family gathering. An appropriate tribute to Agatha’s life will be held at a future date when we can once again congregate freely and honour her memory.
Our family thanks the wonderful staff at The Renoir Retirement Residence, Newmarket for four years of carefree living, and the Southlake Regional Hospital Cardiac Unit for their gentle compassion.
Donations in Agatha’s memory may be directed to Our Lady of Grace Parish, Aurora: https://olgraceau.archtoronto.org Please select: “Parish Building Fund” from the drop-down list. Or please support the charity of your choice.