Audrey Jean Riggs

February 13, 2019


Passed away on February 13, 2019, Jean Riggs, aged 91. Predeceased by parents Cyril and Amelia Simmons, husband Max, daughter Cathy (Hardy) and sister Ruby Borland.
Leaving to mourn are son Philip, son in law Ted Hardy, and granddaughters Beth Hardy (Karl Valiaho) and Brooke Riggs.
Many thanks to the caring and compassionate staff at Kenny’s Pond Retirement Residence and to the nurses and physicians on 6 West at St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital.
A special thank you to long time family friends Lois Tipton and Al and Cindy Antle for their ongoing caring and friendship throughout the years.
Cremation has taken place. At Jean’s request, there will be no visitation or funeral service. A burial service will be held at a later date.


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Dear Ted, Beth and family,
I am so terribly sorry about Jean’s passing. I never had the pleasure of meeting her personally. I did, however, enjoy the many conversations Beth had with her grandma on the speaker phone as we were knitting together in Regina. I was always amused by Jean’s sense of humour and directness. I loved how Beth’s Newfoundland accent became stronger as her conversation with grandma continued. I know that Jean was well loved by her family and will be dearly missed by many. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and send lots of love and strength. – Heike

To the Riggs Family,
Terribly sorry to learn of your mother’s death. I did not know her well, but the few times I was in her company I could tell she was a live wire who spoke her mind and I enjoyed her witty commentary on life. My deepest sympathy to you all.
Bert Riggs (of the Grand Bank Riggs)

To Phillip and Family,
Sincerely expressing our heartfelt sympathy and caring thoughts for you loss.

Howard and Clara English
Phil and Marion Barnes

Thinking of you,Brooke,Ted and Beth at this very sad time.
Please accept our condolences on your Mother’s passing.
Doug and Maxine Tipton

The Riggs Family

Thinking of you at this difficult time, your Mom was a very good friend to our Mom and Dad ( Mary and Gordon Stamp) at Kenny’s Pond Retirement Home. Our family especially appreciated your Mom being a guardian angel to Mom, after Dad had passed. We have one of your Mom’s beautiful paintings in our home and we will always treasure her in our memories.
Deepest sympathies,
Rick and Clare Stamp

Very sorry to hear this news today.

Mrs. Riggs attended many of my painting classes at Kenny’s pond over the years. She was a very kind lady and we shared many laughs. I have 2 of her paintings hanging in my studio, she would often tell her classmates this, as she was proud that I had her work on display.

She would often speak of her family. I am sure you have many fond memories which will always make you smile.

Deepest sympathies
Lesley Janes

Thinking of you and your dad at this sad time knowing of all the love your family have for each other will help you through this time.

Deepest Condolences to Phillip on the loss of your Mother,my thoughts are with you and other Family members. Hold dear precious Memories.

May She Rest In Peace
God Bless

Mary Sutton,Housekeeper at Kenny’s Pond.

Our sincere sympathy to you and Philip and family on the loss of Grandma Riggs. Years of happy memories will keep her close as you say goodbye. Keeping you in our thoughts.

Uncle John and Aunt Barb

To Phil and family.

I was saddened to learn of your mother’s passing. Even though it’s been many years since I last saw her, I remember your mother fondly. She always was a warm and welcoming soul to us whenever I and the guys dropped by to visit.

I sincerely hope that many warm will memories bring you comfort at this difficult time.

Keith (Jake) Kirby, sons Ben and Shawn, and Sadie (Keith’s mother)

We are so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing ,our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Paul & Karen

Deepest condolences to you Beth, and her family and friends. Mrs. Riggs was a beautiful lady for sure. We have many fond memories of family times spent ringing in the New Year , birthdays and celebrations of love. There is one thing for sure, she loved you with all her heart.
Love to Philip, too as we say so long to this precious soul.
Jan, Tom and Nana

Beth and family,
So sorry to hear of your Grandma’s passing.
She was so kind, warm and welcoming. Jean always treated me as if I was a member of the family. I loved to hear her stories about visiting Grand Bank with your Grandpa, and about you as a little girl.
I will forever cherish the memories of Jean, Lois, you and I having lunch together. I will also never forget our adventure to the movie theatre together. She brought so much light and laughter to everyone at the movies that day with her genuine heart.
I know how important your Grandma was to you, and am sending you and your family all my love at this time.

Thinking of you Beth and your family as you mourn the loss of your dear grandmother Audrey. Grandmothers are so very special and I know that you shared a very precious bond with each other. May your grandmother Audrey’s strength, life stories and her love continue to guide you and your family in the days ahead. And, may you know that her deep love for you holds you throughout your life’s changes, sorrows and joys.

Many Blessings,
Brenda, Karl and Ben Valiaho

Phil, we are thinking of you in your time of sorrow.

The Kirby’s

“In God’s Holy keeping”