Winchester Press – obit – Edith Riches

Edith Riches

Edith Riches passed away peacefully at WinchesterDistrict Memorial Hospital Wed., June 6, 2007 after a nine monthillness. She was 94.
She was born on March 14, 1913 in Essex, England to the late WalterFrost and the late Rose Helene Smith. She was the beloved wifeof the late William Riches whom she married on Nov., 9, 1935 inEngland. She was the loving mother of Maureen (Wayne) LaPorteof Morrisburg. She was the dear grandmother of Michael (Robin)of Spencerville, Stephen (Fran) of Winchester, Ken (Julie) ofWilliamsburg, and Teresa (Greg) Waines of Ottawa. She was thecaring great-grandmother of 10, and the cherished sister of StanleyFrost of Devon, England. She was predeceased by her siblings DorothyTowler, Lily Hawkins, and Arthur Frost.
At an early age, she contracted polio, which left her with a slightlylame leg. This did not hamper her in any way, as she still enjoyedto play net-ball (known here as basketball). The war started,and her husband William worked long hours repairing and refittingships to go overseas. She kept busy with their young daughter,and with her knitting and sewing. In April 1952 the family emigratedto Canada, making Victoria, B.C. their home. They travelled toEngland, Hawaii, and parts of the U.S. They later moved from B.C.to Winchester to be near Maureen and Wayne, and the extended family.She loved all of her family immensely, and wanted to be near them.
She was a housewife, and a member of St. James Anglican Churchin Morrisburg. She moved to the Hartford Retirement Centre inMorrisburg in November 2005.
Friends paid their respects at the Parker Funeral Home in Morrisburgon June 11, followed by a memorial service in the chapel withRev. Craig Bowers officiating. Inurnment was at Maple Ridge Cemeteryin Chesterville.
Memorial donations to a charity of your choice would be gratefullyacknowledged.
Condolences and donations may be made at parkerfh@personainternet.com.