Passed away peacefully at Sault Area Hospital on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 surrounded by her family at the age of 88.
Dearly loved wife of Arthur for 67 years. Loving mother of Paulette Porco (Nick), Susan Campbell (late Les), Denis (late Lisa) and Mark (Lori). Cherished grandmother of Frank Porco (Jennifer), Laurie Alfano (Enzo), Steve Porco (Trish), Mitchell Paradis (Ida Marie Romano), Sean and Shelley Campbell, Melody Paradis (Alex Zalewski) and Erik Paradis. Great grandmother of Nicholas and Haileigh Porco, Christian and Drew Alfano and Emily Porco. Predeceased by her parents Jim and Alexina Mousseau. Sister of the late Omer Mousseau (late Theresa), late Pete Mousseau (Yvette), late Leo Mousseau (Therese), late Emile Mousseau (Leona) and Annette Thelland (late Neil). Daughter-in-law of the late Arthur and Rose Paradis. Sister-in-law of the late Jeanne (late Florian), late Jean Paul (late Yvette), late Leo (late Therese), late Fern (late Patricia), late Onile, Loretta (late Dan), late Betty (late Gordon), late Yolande (late Pete), late Peter, Maryanne (late Jim) and late Tony (Blanche). Rita will be missed by her many nieces and nephews.
Friends and family are invited to visit at Northwood Funeral Home Cremation and Reception Centre (942 Great Northern Road 705-945-7758) on Thursday, July 20, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. until time of funeral service in the Chapel at 7:30 p.m. with Mrs. Helen Smith officiating.
Memorial donations to the Sault Area Hospital Foundation will be appreciated by the family.
A special thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff of SAH 3C for their care and compassion. Sincere thanks to Shelly Smith.