Wayne Rittenhouse passed away on Sunday, March 30, 2014 in his 59th year. Wayne is survived by his wife Margaret (Maggie) nee Shantz, a son Ben (Paige), a daughter Samantha (Joel), and two grandchildren Numa and Nzeya. Cherished brother of Bob Rittenhouse (Rita) and sister Dawn Kubiak (Ed.) Survived by his parents-in-law Wilbur and Kay Shantz, brother-in-law Philip Shantz (Susan) and sisters-in-law Connie Radunske (Rick) and Faye Steckley (Ross), as well as many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Stanley and Patricia, brother-in-law Greg and nephew Jason.
Wayne spent most of his career in the grocery retail industry across mid and southwestern Ontario. He was also involved in the development of the Taboo and Muskoka Bay golf courses. Most recently he was the store manager of Robinson’s Independent Grocers, Huntsville. Wayne was well respected and served as a mentor to his colleagues and associates. He loved fishing, cooking, reading, enjoying good food and spending time with his pet cats. Wayne and Marg (Maggie) were married and worked together for 30 years – they were inseparable!
A celebration of Wayne’s life will be held on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at Faith Baptist Church, 169 West Rd., Huntsville. Visitation at 1 p.m., service at 2 p.m. followed by refreshments.
In lieu of flowers, a donation in Wayne’s memory to the Huntsville Hospital Foundation or the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.
Alex and Margaret Stroud
Dawn Kubiac,We only just realised that Wayne Rittenhouse is your brother. We send our condolences to you and his family. We often saw him in Independant Grocer. It is a small world. We would like to see you again so I am leaving our email address. Again, our sympathy to your family.
Lisa, Clarissa and Jamieson
MaggieWe were all so shocked to hear. We cannot comprehend all you are feeling but know we support you in prayer. He was a great influence on us all.
Maggie, I was so sorry to hear about Wayne. You will be in all of my thoughts and prayers. He was a great man and I am glad that I got the chance to thank him for the after dinner drink on our night out. Take care. Esther
Heather and Vince Fischetti
Marg,We are deeply saddened by Wayne’s passing and send our deepest sympathy to you and your family. While time and miles separate us, know that Wayne’s kind heart and big smile has never been forgotten. We keep you close in heart and prayer, especially in this difficult time.
Heather and Vince
Carolyn / Douglas Hart
It was with the great sadness to hear of Wayne’s passing. we will always remember him for both your kindness and assistance while you both worked for the Knechtel Corp.
Wishing you well at this time and all the best.
Doug and Carolyn Hart
Maggie, I am thinking of you at this time, and I am sorry I am not able to be there to celebrate Wayne’s life. He was a great teacher and mentor to me and many others at during our times at Independent. He was always good for a joke or some encouragement when things weren’t going smoothly, and he will be truly missed.
Wishing you well,
Winston and Martha Watson
Oh, Maggie! We are so saddened to hear about the loss of Wayne. He was such a dear man…always so kind and helpful. You certainly matched each other with your warmth and smiles! You are so dearly loved, Maggie…may that love help to carry you through this most difficult time. Please know our thoughts, love and prayers are with you.
Richard and Evelyn Fiedler
We extend our sincere condolences to Marg and family on the recent loss of Wayne.
To all family members of Wayne, and to Maggie as well.
I am deeply saddened about the loss of Wayne, and wish the best for all of you who must endure this loss. I always thought of Wayne as “The big
Doug and Judie Bowlby
Dear Margaret and Family: Doug and I are sorry and deeply saddened to hear of the death of your dear husband and friend. Fifty-nine is way too young!! We are thinking of the whole Shantz family as they mourn this time in their lives. Sincerely, Judie & Doug Bowlby, New Hamburg.
Dear Samantha, Please know you and your family are thought of during this time of sorrow. Hold onto your precious memories and let them soothe your heart. Love & prayers,
Sorry to hear of your loss of your husband and my cousin My prayers and love will help you get through this difficult time Remember the good and happy times Thinking of you and your family
Brad and Val Booker
Marg and family we are so sorry for your loss, Wayne was a great Guy and will be missed by many. Brad and Val Booker
My condolences to Wayne’s family on his passing all too soon.We attended school together in Preston about 50 years ago.
God will be with you at this time.
So sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers. I cannot begin to know how you feel. Just know that many people loved him and love you. All the best to you and all the family.
Hello Maggie, You don’t know me, but my brother – David Andrews of Bell – told me how wonderful you are. And about the loss of your husband, Wayne. I am so sorry for your loss and send you my sincere condolences. May God give you the strength and courage, to find solace and comfort in your Family and Friends. God Bless You. Rosalind Brown
Bill and Dianne Somers
MaggieOur sincere condolences on the loss of your husband, Wayne. Although I had no personal contact with him, I often passed him in the store thinking he was a man to respect.
Thinking of you,
Bill and Dianne.
Maria Hallman Van Zoomeren and Family
To Margaret: We are very sorry to hear about Wayne’s passing and send the whole family our love and sympathy, Love and hugs from Ria Hallman Van Zoomeren and family
Anna & Gorky
We are very very sorry for your loss !Saavedra Family.
We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts & prayers are with you.Joan & Jamie
We are all so sorry to hear about your loss. Your family is in our prayers 3
Our deepest sympathies to your Family.We are very sorry for your loss.
Tim & Verina
Marg & Dave Bonin
Offering our sincere condolences Maggie to you and your family. Wayne and his great smile will be dearly missed by all.
Sincerely Marg and Dave
Sending You MY WARMEST HUG EVER Maggie along with my HEART FILLED WITH LOVEâ¤ï¸AND STRENGTH to help you through this XOXOYou both mean the world to Me and I will pray that you heal through time as hard as that may be. I will SOOO remember WAYNE and have that SUPER SMILE on my face because I have had the Experience of his FRIENDSHIP & CARING
TAKE CARE MAGGIE â¤ï¸ Love Barb
Special thoughts to Maggie and family. Wayne carried a wonderful respect at work that can only come from a great person.Sincerely
I am so very sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. My thoughts and condolences are with Maggie and the rest of his family. Sincerely,
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
Offering condolences and wishing you the best in dealing with your loss. Your family is in our prayers.Trisha and Amira