Funeral service will be live-streamed. Please go to http://smclive.ca on Monday, January 30, 2023 at 1:00 p.m.
On Thursday January 26th Olga passed away after a long life of 100 years. She was the beloved wife of George until his death in 1991, the daughter of Ariel and Fanny Ritter, and sister to Icu and Batya. Beloved matriarch to her large family which includes her daughter Anita and her husband Bill, daughter Marian and her husband Sam, niece Judi, grandchildren Gary and his wife Candace, Andrew and his wife Emily, Michael, Matthew and his wife Meera, and Colin, great-grandchildren Caleb, Katie, Marley, Ben, Elijah, Ryder, Jack and Rahi, and her great-great-granddaughter Maeve. Throughout Olga’s rich life she held many special friendships with wonderful people across the globe including her childhood friend Gabor Feldheim with whom she reconnected later in life.
The family wish to extend their deep gratitude to all the medical staff at Valleyview Residence who cared for her for 5 years and several loving PSWs. Their kindness and respect brought great comfort to Olga and her family.
Olga was deeply loved by many. With her wonderful smile and zest for life she shared so much of what is beautiful about the world and instilled a spirit of warmth that has been passed to generations of her family. Having survived the Holocaust, Olga and her husband George fled Hungary with their children during the 1956 Revolution. Settling in Canada full of hope, courage and optimism they worked tirelessly to ensure that future generations of their family would have the opportunity to live lives full of peace, prosperity, love and happiness.
The joy she brought to her family extends beyond words, but will always be cherished dearly in the many wonderful memories they share.
Memorial donations may be made to the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies (416) 864-9735