Obituary of Mary Retzer
RETZER, Mary Mary Gaar was born on May 19, 1930 in Ramerberg, Germany and on Friday January 15, 2021 Mary Retzer (Gaar) passed away at Chelsey Park LTC Home London in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late Adam Retzer, Loving mother of Frank Hlodan (Sandra), Mike Hlodan (Jan), John Hlodan (Diane), Rosemary (Rick) McEllistrum. Adoring Oma of Kevin, Christine (Trevor), Gary (Heather), Sarah (Mike), Ryan, Kelly (Josh), Mark (Heather), Dustin, Marc, and Scott and Cherished Great Oma of Ayanna, Megan, Reese, TJ, Abbey, Carys, and Beckett. Predeceased by one sister and two brothers all from Germany, and son George Hlodan and Granddaughter Krista McEllistrum. Thank you to Dr. Marbeen and Chelsey Park LTC Home for the wonderful care they gave to Mary. In Lieu of flowers donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation London would be greatly appreciated. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a private Funeral Mass will be live streamed from Holy Family Parish, 777 Valetta Street, London, Ontario on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 10:00 o'clock. Interment to follow at St. Peter's Cemetery. Those who wish to join the live streaming of Mary's Funeral Mass may do so by copying the following link into your browser. Thank you. https://youtu.be/9D491jYC0qw The family wish to share 2 of Mary's favorite poems Love to Live I hope, Dear Lord, you'll let me live, until I'm 81. But then if I haven't finished all I want to do, Would you please let me stay awhile, until I'm 82. So many places I want to go, so very much to see, Do you think that you could manage, to make it 83. The world is changing very fast, there is so much more in store, I'd like it very much to live, until I'm 84. And if by then I'm still alive, I'd like to stay to 85. More planes will be up in the air, so I'd especially like to stay, And see what happens to the world, when I'm 86. I know, Dear Lord, it's much to ask (and it must be nice in Heaven), But I would really, really like to stay, until I'm 87. I know by then I won't be fast, and sometimes will be late, But it truly would be pleasant, to be around at 88. I will have seen so many things, and had a wonderful time, So I'm sure that I'll be willing, to leave at 89. (Maybe) Just one more thing I'd like to say, Dear Lord I thank you very kindly, But if it is OK with you, I'd live to live past 90. Now that my wish has come true, THANK-YOU DEAR LORD. and HEAVEN’S GARDEN God looked around his garden, and He found an empty place. He then looked down upon this earth and saw your tired face. He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest, God's garden must be beautiful, He always takes the best. He knew that you were suffering, He knew you were in pain, He knew that you would never get well on earth again. He saw that the road was getting rough and the hills were hard to climb. So he closed your weary eyelids and whispered “peace be thine”. It broke our hearts to lose you but you didn't go alone, For part of us went with you, the day God called you home.