Died: Mon., Nov. 18, 2019

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Beloved wife, mother, and friend passed away suddenly at home on November 18, 2019, at age 73.

Born in Sweden, she was predeceased by her parents, Elme and Leo, and brother Aser. She will be sadly missed by Riivo, her husband of almost 50 years, her two children, Katriina (Alex) and Eerik (Katie) and grandchildren Silvi and Allan.

Professionally, Maie was a high school teacher of English and Physical Education in Etobicoke. Maie was an incredibly active person, socially and athletically. She loved entertaining and was always a consummate host. Athletically, she enjoyed tennis, squash and golf, winning multiple championships at clubs she belonged to throughout her life. She will be sorely missed by legions of friends made while living in Toronto, Prince Edward County, and Albany (NY), and by her extended family in Sudbury, Sarnia, Toronto and Estonia.

The Ilves family would like to invite all Maie's friends to a celebration of her life at the Picton Golf Club, 734 Hwy. 49,  on Saturday March 21 from 2 to 4 pm.

If desired, donations can be made in her memory to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation.

Arrangements entrusted to the Hicks Funeral Home, 2 Centre Street, Picton.

Charitable donations may be made in Maie's memory to the following organization:

Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation
just inside front doors of hospital.
403 Picton Main St., Picton, ON K0K 2T0
Tel: 613-476-1008 ext. 4503/4425

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Anne Kennedy
   Posted Tue November 19, 2019
Riivo, Peter and I are shocked and greatly saddened to learn of Maie's passing. Maie was one of the first people to welcome us to the County when we arrived here. It was fun to discover that Maie taught at Peter's High School while he was there; I bet she had a few distracted students! She was such a lovely, warm and vibrant person, gone much too soon. Our thoughts go out to you and your family during this difficult time.

Bob Evans
   Posted Tue November 19, 2019
Riivo sorry to hear of Maie's passing our thoughts are with you. Bob

Jeanie Perruzza
   Posted Tue November 19, 2019
Riivo, I cannot express how heartbroken we are to hear about Maie’s passing. She was always so vibrant and engaging, always ready to lend a helping hand at the golf club. We will miss her dearly. Our condolences to you and your family.

Liz & Glynne Jones
   Posted Tue November 19, 2019
Dear Riivo,
Glynne and I were shocked and so very sorry to hear of Maie’s sudden passing. She was such an elegant woman with an easy smile and I always enjoyed our interactions at the golf club and in the community. She spoke with such pride of her children and joy about her grandchildren. She will be terribly missed. Please accept our deepest condolences at this sad time.
Liz & Glynne Jones.

Judi Edwards
   Posted Tue November 19, 2019
Maie was a wonderful women and friend. She will be missed by everyone who knew her but especially her golfing friends. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Riivo and family at this very sad time.
Judi Edwards and John Chisling

   Posted Wed November 20, 2019
My sincere condolences to the family. Maie loved life and competition, had a lovely contagious smile, she will be sadly missed by so many.

Larry and Gail Richardson
   Posted Wed November 20, 2019
We have just learned of Maie's passing, and are terribly shocked and saddened. This was far too soon. Maie was such a bright light, so full of life and of wonderful spirit.
She will be very much missed at the Golf Club and in her community. Our hearts go out to Riivo and family. Please accept our most sincere condolences.
Larry and Gail

Mary Lou (Walker) Ross
   Posted Wed November 20, 2019
Dear Riivo. I was surprised to see Ilves in the paper, so I read on. What a beautiful, talented woman you have lost! Please accept my sympathies.
Surprisingly, we live in Belleville & have raised our boys here.
I have had brief emails with Don Saari, Ron Hansen, Amy Winchester, Nancy Pernu Jolie, Tricia etc. over the past few years. I would welcome a word from you anytime in the future.
Our thoughts are with you & your family at this sad time.
Fondly Mary Lou

John Vinklers
   Posted Wed November 20, 2019
So sorry to hear of Maie's passing.

John and Sheila Vinklers

Sophie O’Brien
   Posted Wed November 20, 2019
I was shocked and saddened to read about the passing of Maie in today’s paper. She had such an influence on me as a young teacher at Kipling C.I. I was so lucky to have her as my department head and mentor. She set the bar high and was instrumental in my career. She also became a friend whom I enjoyed many squash games / lunches / social activities with. I was lucky to reconnect with her when she came back to Ontario, but I am very sorry I never made it out to Picton. I thought we had more time. My sincere condolences to Riivo and family.

Joanne Tammel
   Posted Wed November 20, 2019
Riivo, we were saddened to hear that your wife passed away. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

Will & Joanne Tammel

   Posted Wed November 20, 2019
From all of the Snider family who have so much enjoyed Riivo and Maie as such wonderful neighbours, we are so saddened by Maie's passing. We extend our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to you, Riivo, and your children.
Deut. 33:27 "... underneath are the everlasting arms."

Liane Kelly
   Posted Thu November 21, 2019
Riivo, we are saddened to hear of Maie’s passing. Please know that our thoughts are with you at this time. Liane & Randall

Joseph Emrich
   Posted Thu November 21, 2019
Dear Riivo and family. Linda and I want to express our deepest sympathy to you and your family on the loss of Maie. She will be missed. I often recall your time spent in Albany and our rounds of golf at ACC. She was a wonderful energetic and friendly person and certainly made our lives more enjoyable.

Joe and Linda Emrich

Brian Mott
   Posted Thu November 21, 2019
So sad to just hear this news. Maie was like my Albany mom at times and I’ll always remember her as someone who loved life, family, friends, and golf.
I was so upset to hear about her this week. My sincere condolences to my mentor and good friend Riivo and his children Katriina and Eerik. God bless.

Bonnie Cameron
   Posted Thu November 21, 2019
Dear Riivo and family , you likely don’t remember me but Maie was a beloved teacher of mine when I was a student at Silverthorn Collegiate . She had just embarked on her teaching career . She was also my gymnastics coach . When I was in Grade 10 , my father died suddenly and Maie was so very supportive of me during that very difficult time in my life . She regularly drove my home late after practice as my mother had to move far from Silverthorn after losing her husband . Maie kept in touch with me over the years and cheered me on as I became a physician myself . I was deeply saddened to hear of this news . My heart goes out to you all . If possible, I would appreciate your snail mail address as I would like to write you a more complete note about what an impact she made on my life . With deep sympathy , Bonnie Cameron

Glenda and Duane Boyd
   Posted Fri November 22, 2019
Riivo; We were shocked and saddened to hear of Maie's sudden passing. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time..

Alice and John Carlson
   Posted Fri November 22, 2019
Dear Riivo,
John and I are saddened to learn of Maie's sudden death. I will miss Maie at the golf club, where, beyond golfing chats, we shared many grandchildren conversations. Our sincerest condolences to you and your family who are suffering great loss.

Tony Knight
   Posted Fri November 22, 2019
Riivo please accept my sincere condolences for your tragic loss. Maia was a lovely person and always gracious when interacting with others. She will be missed.

Bob Fujiki
   Posted Fri November 22, 2019
Dear Riivo..we are shocked and saddened at the news of Maie’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Bob and Helen (Chez) Fujiki

Reet Marten Sehr
   Posted Sat November 23, 2019
Hea Riivo, Sügav kaastunne sulle ja perele! Kuulsin kurba uudist Priidu käest. Sincerest condolences to you and your family! Reet

Joe Polito
   Posted Sun November 24, 2019
It was very sad to hear about Maie. She lead by example at Kipling Collegiate as a young teacher with hard work and a positive relationship with every student and staff member. I saw her a few years ago at a retired teachers lunch and she was still a ray of sunshine.

Timothy Bovaird
   Posted Sun November 24, 2019
I taught with Maie at Kipling Collegiate in the late 70 s . I admired her professionalism and athleticism. I liked and respected her very much. I am saddened to hear of her passing.
My condolences to Riivo and family.

Dave and Colleen Hill
   Posted Thu November 28, 2019
Riivo, we want to express our heartfelt condolences on the sudden passing of your beloved Maie. She was a vibrant member in so many circles and she will be missed by all. May you carry beautiful memories of her warm spirit in your hearts forever.

Jan Harrop
   Posted Wed February 05, 2020
Dear Riivo
Chris and I have just learned of Maie’s sudden passsing in November. As everyone, we are shocked and send our deepest sympathy to you and your family.
We will remember Maie as an energetic, athletic and warm spirited woman who achieved many successes and made many friends. I have great memories of our young adult years together, teaching Phys Ed at Kipling Collegiate.
Her photograph is lovely.
Jan and Chris Harrop

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