Eileen Delores Rieger
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Eileen Rieger at the age of 83. She passed away peacefully at Golden Links Lodge on Wednesday, April 3, 2019.
Eileen is survived by her daughter Nicolette, many friends who were her extended family, along with her “surrogate children and grandchildren”.
Eileen was born in Kimberley, South Africa and lived there until she came to Canada in 1972, where she lived in Melville, SK. In 1985, she moved to Winnipeg and became Dean of Residence for the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, and later for Balmoral Hall School where she remained until 2000. It was not long after that she began working for Top Hat Florists.
Eileen was a long-time parishioner of St. Mary’s Cathedral, and a member of the Catholic Women’s League.
We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all of the staff at Golden Links Lodge, who lovingly cared for Eileen, especially her “Mama Africa” nurses. Much appreciation also is extended to Jim and the rest of Eileen’s Top Hat Florist family.
Funeral Mass be celebrated on Tuesday, April 9 at 10:00 am, at St. Mary’s Cathedral, 353 St. Mary Ave., with Father Geoffrey Angeles presiding. A reception will follow in the Hall. Interment will take place at a later date.
Lord, for your faithful people life is changed, not ended.
When the body of our earthly dwelling lies in death
we gain an everlasting dwelling place in heaven!
E.J. Coutu & Co. Funeral Directors
680 Archibald Street