Obituary of Hildegard Babette Marie Neal (nee Andres)
Mom died peacefully in Ottawa on January 31, 2022. She was born in Leuna, Germany on December 1, 1923 to parents Philipp Andres and Margareta Pauline Andres (nee Enzingmueller). She was predeceased by her sister Lilo Stenger and brother Fritz Andres, both of Germany. Hilda was predeceased by husbands Robert Neal and Linus Wilhelm Straub. She was the cherished mother of Linus Philipp Straub (Fanny Dan Yu Tse) of Toronto and Karl Straub (Elizabeth) of Ottawa. She will be sadly missed by all her grandchildren: Julian Straub (Erin Skrapek), Lauren Mrkobrada (Marko), Christopher Straub and Stephen Straub (Nannette Maassen) and her great grandchildren Xavier, Lucas, Maeve, Andre, Vince and Alex. Hilda will also be remembered fondly by her dear nieces Hedi Charlotte Stenger (Hannes), Doris Poppe (Andreas), Anne Andres (Lutz) and nephew Mathias Stenger (Nicola), all of Germany and Robert’s niece Sasha Wagner of Jupiter, Florida. Our sincere thanks to Dr. Laura Visentin, Kate MacKenzie, Phil Macdonald and all the wonderful and caring staff at the Ravines Seniors Residence and West End Villa. Cremation has taken place and a private family burial will be held in early summer in Brampton, Ontario.