Coyne, Erika Emma

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Erika Emma Coyne (nee Hoch) on Monday, October 17, 2022 in her 85th year.

Dearly beloved wife of Dale Coyne for 59 years. Proud and loving mother and mother-in-law of Curtis and Susan Coyne. Beloved Oma of Mitchell and Leah and special step-grandmother to Kellan (Kailey).

Erika is survived by her brothers, Siegfried (Doris), Joachim (Monika) and Lothar (Martina) all of Germany. Sister-in-law of Inez Tabler (Joe), Darlene Coyne, all of Alberta and Barb Paulson of Ottawa. Lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Erika is predeceased by her parents, Marie and Rudolf Hoch and her brother, Gerhardt.

Erika was born in 1938 in Altefeld, Germany and immigrated to Canada upon her marriage to Dale. Erika had many passions in life. She loved going for daily walks on the Georgian Trail, cultivating and tending to plants of any kind, knitting, preserving, and cooking to name just a few. She was an avid member of the Red Hat Society for many years and devoted much of her time to volunteering at various institutions. She handknit countless pairs of slippers and mittens and numerous scarves that she would then donate to local causes. Erika loved travelling and she and Dale had many adventures together. Next to her family, her greatest loves were the pets she had over the years and she will be truly missed by her cat, Sasha (aka Stink). Erika will always be remembered for having mints in one pocket and a chestnut in the other, just like her mother. The memories that we have of Erika will be forever cherished.

We wish to thank the amazing staff of Lee Manor for the outstanding care given to Erika. They always treated her with compassion and dignity and we will be forever grateful. Thanks also to Tamara Peters of the Alzheimer’s Society for guiding us through the early stages of this difficult journey.

Erika will be laid to rest at a later date at the National Military Cemetery of the Canadian Armed Forces in Ottawa.

As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON   N4L 1B9 to whom arrangements have been entrusted.   www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca

Details

Interment at a later date at the National Military Cemetery of the Canadian Armed Forces in Ottawa.

Donations: Alzheimer Society
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Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Cherie
    Monday, October 17, 2022

    Though and prayers to Dale and family threw this difficult time cherish the memories
    Ron and I had different times had coffee laughs Erika and Dale
    Rip Erika fly hi until we meet again God bless all

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  2. Gerry & Irene Cote
    Monday, October 17, 2022

    Dale, our sincere condolences to you and your family.
    We have lost a best friend.

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  3. Katherine Turmaine
    Monday, October 17, 2022

    Curtis , Susan and Family
    My sincere condolences on the passing of your mother. May you hold all the special memories close and find comfort in the time you all had together. Thinking of you all

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  4. Pyatt Sandra
    Tuesday, October 18, 2022

    Dear Mitchell & Leah
    Sending you condolences on the passing of you beloved Oma. Cherish all the wonderful memories you have of times spent with her.
    Sandi Pyatt

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  5. Ruth & Robert Pearson
    Tuesday, October 18, 2022

    Dale and family: Rob and I extend our heartfelt sympathy in the loss of Erika. I enjoyed bowling with her and we often met the two of you on the street and had interesting chats with you both. She was a lovely lady.

    Ruth & Rob Pearson

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  6. Bernice
    Tuesday, October 18, 2022

    Such a beautiful person inside and out. Always smiling and had time for a hello. The dear sweet sole may she now Rest In Peace. Condolences to you all bless you.

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  7. Marjorie Miller
    Tuesday, October 18, 2022

    Dale and family. My sincere condolences to you, I know she will be sadly missed

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  8. Sherry Crozier
    Tuesday, October 18, 2022

    Condolences to Uncle Dale and family. My thoughts are with you.

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  9. Ruth Wheildon
    Tuesday, October 18, 2022

    Dale and family, my sincere condolance.

    MY SINCERE CONDOLENCE DALE AND FAMILY WITH THE LOSS OF ERICA. MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU. ERICA WAS A SPECIAL LADY AND I WAS HAPPY TO CALL HER MY FRIEND, DURING THE YEARS I LIVED AT THE CONDO. SHE WILL BE MISSED.

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  10. Nancy & Len Rhodes
    Wednesday, October 19, 2022

    Dale,

    Enjoyed being your neighbours on Union St., & very fond memories of visiting with you & Erika. Our Florida winters were very memorable & must say we have never seen Erika other than smiling & a very welcoming person. Our sincere thoughts are with you Dale at this very sad time of your life.

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  11. Bev and Glenn Caswell
    Wednesday, October 19, 2022

    Our sincere condolences for your loss. We always enjoyed Erika’s beautiful smile when we met you on the trail on our daily walks.

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  12. Dennis an Brenda Ormsby
    Wednesday, October 19, 2022

    Our condolences to the Coyne family
    She was a sweetheartRIP

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  13. Joseph Flynn
    Wednesday, October 19, 2022

    Condolences to Dale and family on Erika passing. When I was growing up, I always looked forward to her visits and her warm smile. We will miss her kind presence.

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  14. Brenda Beaney
    Friday, October 21, 2022

    Curtis and Susan,
    No matter the circumstances, it always hurts when you lose your Mother. Hopefully you’ll find peace in your memories & knowing your Mom is no longer suffering.
    Thinking of you
    Bren

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    1. Susan
      Saturday, October 22, 2022

      Thanks so much Bren. We have many beautiful memories of this wonderful lady. She will be forever missed but we are truly relieved that her journey with Alzheimer’s is over.

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  15. Helen Merrifield
    Saturday, October 22, 2022

    My sincere sympathy to each one of you
    In the loss of a very special member of your family. Cherish all those wonderful memories you have.

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  16. Jean Pattison
    Saturday, October 22, 2022

    Sending my sincere and deepest sympathy to Dale and son Curtis on the loss of your dear wife. Dale and Erika and my late husband John and I were best friends when we lived in Rexdale and we met up every Saturday to have fun. I will cherish those memories forever.

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  17. Bev and Marion Genoe
    Sunday, October 23, 2022

    Our deepest sympathy to Dale and family.She was a lovely lady.
    From Royal Canadian Legion Br.32
    Bev and Marion Genoe

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  18. Rick and Bev Piercey
    Monday, October 24, 2022

    Our deepest sympathy to you Dale and Family. We have very fond memories of Erika, chatting in the garden, raspberry picking, etc with Michele M. Will miss her beautiful smile. Erika was a gem inside and out, Fly high my dear friend, Erika.

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  19. Carol &Ken Ormsby
    Monday, October 24, 2022

    Our deepest sympathies to you Leah and your family. Hugs from your Ormsby friends…

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  20. Sarah Gideon
    Friday, November 4, 2022

    Deepest condolences on the passing of Aunt Erika. She was a kind person and her warm smile will be missed.

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  21. Leanne
    Sunday, November 13, 2022

    Thank you for being a wonderful Oma to Mitchell and Leah and mother-in-law to me. I will never forget your joyful laugh, your plum kuchen, home made iced tea, your crocheted slippers, your boundless energy and the love that you showed all of us.

    May you Rest In Peace.

    With love and gratitude,
    Leanne

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