Margaret Florence Reif

July 26, 1928 - May 16, 2024


Obituary For Margaret Florence Reif

Margaret Florence Reif, formerly of Orillia, ON, passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus on Thursday, May 16, 2024, at the age of 95 years in Grande Prairie, AB, with her daughter at her side.

She was a precious woman who, loved all with the love of Jesus. She was kind, compassionate and exemplified Christ to all. Margaret was an avid Blue Jays and Toronto Maple Leafs fan. She loved everything about nature, the birds, animals, trees and flowers. She never took the beauty of a sunset or sunrise for granted and celebrated the Creator of both.

Left to mourn her passing are daughter, Jane Reif, and son, Bryan Reif, as well as her five grandchildren, eight great-granddaughters, and two great-great-grandsons.

She was predeceased by her husband Martin Reif, son Roy Reif, her brothers Roy Hardman and Bryan Hardman, as well as her parents, Edwin and Florence Hardman.

Her family would like to invite all those who loved her to a Celebration of Life. Which will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2024, at 1:00pm, at Victory Church in Grande Prairie (7702 100 St.).

A Livestream of the Celebration of Life will be accessible 15 minutes prior to the service. The link can be found on Margaret’s obituary on Oliver’s Funeral Home website.

There will also be a service held on July 3, 2024, at 2:00pm, at St. Marks Presbyterian (429 Jamieson Drive Orillia, ON).

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Hospital for Sick Children (170 Elizabeth St, Toronto, ON, M5G 1E8), or to Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, England (

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  • May 27, 2024

    Jane, condolences to your family! Hugs 🥰 and prayers 🙏! Joyce Babuik

  • May 27, 2024

    My dear friend Jane, I have so many wonderful memories of your beautiful Angel. Mom was an extraordinary soul whose love for everything and everyone shone through her kindness. Her strength was immeasurable and if we all could have the wonderful traits that Mom did, this world be like Heaven. She will always be remembered with so much love and adoration by so many. Flying free with other Angels and united with her love, a life well lived and Heaven well deserved. I love you the same Jane and always remember those traits are in you as well. Big hugs my friend xoxo Penny

  • May 27, 2024

    Margaret volunteered as a Pastoral Care worker at Orillia,s Soldiers Memorial Hospital for many years. She was greatly loved by both Staff and patients. I personally will never forget her dedication and sense of joy which I will never forget. She was the way a person of faith is supposed to be. Len Shaw

  • May 25, 2024

    So sorry to hear of Margaret's passing. She was a popular visitor to OSMH every Friday for many years. She was full of laughter and light and I have missed her so much since she left to join her family out west. Rest in peace dear friend.

  • May 24, 2024

    I have so many memories of this beautiful soul. From taking Jane and I to the Gem store to spend our allowance to having her babysit Cindy and I when mom and dad went on vacation. I remember Reif/Aspden outings to Tottenham Park for an afternoon swim. I remember shopping trips to the Sally Ann in Newmarket to buy clothes. I remember she and my mom visiting and laughing over tea while we played. She was a dear 2nd mom to my sister and I (the two little ones). Heaven has received a treasure.

  • May 24, 2024

    Margaret, laboured tirelessly as a volunteer at Orillia Soldiers Memorial Hospital. Her kindness to all made her a favorite among the staff. We were all equal to Margaret, no matter our station or role in the hospital. She shone with grace, joy of life, and kindness. Great person. We have lost a true champion of a giving life. Sorry for your loss of your Mother. It was an honour to have spent time chatting with her John and Mary Copp Orillia Ontario

  • May 24, 2024

    Margaret was such a wonderful Christian lady. I will always be grateful for her friendship and mentorship. She was such a valued member of St Mark's church family and we miss her greatly. My thoughts and prayers are with Jane, Bryan and Ellen, and all the family. "The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want" Irene Malloch

  • May 23, 2024

    Jane I am sorry to hear about your mom. She certainly loved Jesus and I know you'll see her again one day


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