Ritchie, Jeffery Vernon, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday August 15, 2023 at the age of 45. Proud father of Landon Roote-Ritchie. Dear son of Frances and Paul Ritchie. Brother to Melissa (Dallas Johnston) Ritchie, and Sheena (Darcy) Kewageshig, Shane Ritchie, Brendan Ritchie, Darren Ritchie, and special brother to Alvin Besito, Matthew Mandawoub, Mark Mandawoub, Michelle Kahgee and Fred Ritchie. Uncle to Ethan, Preston, Aliyah (Andrew Wellington), Keenan, Naomi, Avery, Evan, Xavier, Addison, Lexi, Lainey, Tyrese, Dakota, Keshawn and Trent. Jeffrey will be remembered by his grandmother Alice, wife of the late Frank Lavalley, his aunts & uncles, Rick & Virginia, Steve, Wanita & Mike, Fred, Stephanie, Rita, Diane, Sharon, Philip & Cathy, Glenna & Andrew, Gabriel & Sherry, and Timothy, and many, cousins and friends. Predeceased by his sister Charlene Desiree Rose Ritchie, his great niece Ivy Rose Wellington, his grandparents, Wilson & Georgina Ritchie, by his auntie Virginia Henry, and by his uncle Reginald Ritchie. Jeff will be sadly missed by his special friend ‘Fat Boy’, he is in the picture with Jeff.
Visitation at the Ritchie Home, 911 French Bay Rd, from 7-9 p.m. on Saturday August 19, 2023. A Funeral for Jeffery Ritchie will be held at the James Mason Memorial Centre, Saugeen First Nation, on Sunday August 20, 2023 at 2 pm. Interment to follow at French Bay Cemetery.