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Wednesday November 21, 2012

Erma Leone Riddolls( nee Farley) 1916-2012
Erma Leone Riddolls (nee Farley) passed away peacefully in her 96th year at the West Haldimand General Hospital as a result of a series of strokes. She was the beloved wife of the late Wilfred Earl Riddolls. She was the proud mother of Judith Lavoie (Allan) of London, Donna Murray (Peter) of Caledonia, Christine Anderson (Philip) of Toronto and Paul Riddolls (Sandy) of Burlington. She is survived by her devoted sister Joyce MacStocker and her nephew Terry. She was the cherished Grandmother of Diana Cote (Denis), Jennifer Lavoie (Pete Stroeder), John Lavoie (Kelly), Emily Anderson (Sam Croome), Laura Anderson, Caitlin and Erin Murray, Michael and Deanna Riddolls and Great Grandmother of Erika and Thomas Cote and Lucas and Abby Lavoie.
She was born and raised in Brantford, graduated from Macdonald Institute and University of Toronto specializing in Dietetics and Nutrition and had a successful career as a Dietician at The Toronto Sick Children's Hospital. After marrying Earl she became a homemaker and supported his career at The Dominion Rubber Company (Bowmanville), Building Products Limited (Hamilton and Montreal), Kruger Pulp and Paper (Montreal), Stathcona Pulp and Paper (Napanee) and Roman Corporation (Toronto). Her favourite home was in Kingston where she loved to garden and the view of the St. Lawrence River. Later in life Leone enjoyed cruising and travelling to many parts of the world with Earl.
The family extends their appreciation to Vi Bent, Joan Aspden, The West Haldimand General Hospital staff and The Riviera Retirement Lodge staff and residents for making her last years so comfortable, caring and full of smiles.
A celebration of Leone's life will be held at the Miller Funeral Chapel in Caledonia at 2:00 on Friday, November 23, 2012 and visitation will be from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. The family would appreciate any memorial donations to be directed to the Caledonia Senior Support Centre, the West Haldimand General Hospital, the Riviera Retirement Lodge, the Parkinson Society of Canada or a charity of your choice.

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