Passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family at her home in Midhurst on October 2nd, 2022 at the age of 84 years. Beloved wife of the late Joseph (2019) for 60 years. Loving mother of Monique Parker (Hal), Anthony LaVerdiere, Jeanette Savage (Steve), Bernadette Banman (Jared) and the late Joe Henry LaVerdiere Jr. Proud grandma of Amanda, Rebecca, Victoria, David, Stacey, and great grandma of Josh, Emma, Vincent, Ethan, Elizabeth, Cameron and Azyla. Dear sister of Helen, Yvonne, Rick and the late Anette. Will be missed by many nieces, nephew, extended family and friends.
Rita enjoyed an extensive career of 40 years at the Royal Victoria Hospital in the birthing unit. She was also a proud member of the Catholic Women’s League for 20 years.
Friends will be received at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home, 30 Worsley St. on Thursday, October 6th, 2022 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, October 7th, 2022 at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 65 Amelia St., Barrie at 10 a.m. Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery, 208 Sunnidale Rd., Barrie. Reception to occur at the St. Mary's Church. Donations in memory of Rita may be made to Diabetes Canada and are greatly appreciated by the family. Online condolences www.steckleygooderham.com