Obituary of Louida Mae Reil
Louida Mae Reil (Stauffer), daughter of William and Katie Stauffer was born April 4, 1928; she passed away on August 26, 2021 at the age of 93 as the result of Covid19.
Louida was raised on the family farm one mile west of Salem Mennonite Church. Her teen years to a large degree were spent looking after her mother who was ill most of the time.
Louida married Dennis Reil on June 30, 1948. They resided on Grandpa Stutzman's farm where they were blessed with Derrill, Kathy and Greg. They later moved to Tofield where Ken joined the family. After moving to Tofield she worked as a waitress at Charlie's Place and as a cashier at a local grocery store. She later became a business woman after purchasing "The Elizabeth Shoppe", a local clothing and shoe store. After selling their acreage and business in 1981 they moved to Newbrook, Alberta where they operated a hog farm for a number of years.
Dennis and Louida moved back to Tofield where they took up residence at the Tofield Lodge. Louida resided there until her final move to Tofield long term care.
She is survived by Derrill (Theresa), Kathleen, Greg (Ellen) and Ken (Kelly); nine grandchildren Curtis (Tammy), Jordan, Tarina, Michael, Christopher, Jean-Paul, William, Kellan, and Austin; six great-grandchildren Paige, Aiden, Kennedy, Cameron, Joshua and Madison. She is also survived by two brothers Merlin (Betty) Stauffer, Harley (Gloria) Stauffer; two brothers-in-law Joseph Voegtlin and Glen Reil and three sisters-in-law Dorothy Juhns, Vivian Eyster and Diane Reil.
Louida was predeceased by her husband Dennis; three sisters Grace Buschart, Pearl Yoder and Florence Voegtlin; and one great-granddaughter Hannah Cardinal.
Due to Covid19 concerns Louida's family has chosen to hold a private family service. Memorial donations may be made to Mennonite Central Committee or to the Alzheimer's Society of Canada.