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RITA R. MARTEL (née ROCHON) Obituary pic


Born: May 22, 1924

Date of Passing: Aug 04, 2019

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(née ROCHON)
May 22, 1924 - August 4, 2019

Peacefully on August 4, 2019, Rita, at the age of 95, slipped quietly into the arms of Jesus.
Left to mourn her passing are her daughters, Paulette and Suzanne; son-in-law Richard Walker and the lights of her life, Danielle and Jamie Walker, her beloved grandchildren. She is also survived by her two sisters-in-law, Darlene and Noella Martel, and numerous nephews and nieces.
She was predeceased by her husband Armand.
Rita was born and grew up in LaSalle, MB. It was there that she met her future husband, Armand, when he would go spend some time with his cousins during the summer holidays. They married in 1946 and set up their new home in St. Boniface.
Through the years, Rita worked for Statistics Canada and later for Manitoba Health.
Armand and Rita loved to dance and most Saturday evenings you would find them "cutting a rug" either at the Royal Canadian Legion or at the Club LaVerendrye.
They also enjoyed travelling and took yearly winter holidays in California or Arizona.
After Dad's passing, Mom moved to L'Accueil Colombien where she made many good friends and enjoyed partaking in their numerous activities.
She greatly enjoyed her visits from her family from London, Ontario and delighted in seeing her two precious granddogs, Hershey and Charlie.
The family wishes to thank in a very special way all her nephews and nieces who were faithful in visiting her in her home, during her numerous hospital stays, and this past year at Actionmarguerite. She loved you all and you brought her great joy.
We also wish to thank the wonderful staff of 3DE. Your care and love made her stay at Actionmarguerite a more pleasant one.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Boniface Cathedral, 180, ave de la Cathédrale, Winnipeg, MB on Friday, September 6, 2019. The eulogy will start at 10:15 a.m., followed by the Mass at 10:30 a.m.

475 Provencher Blvd.
in care of arrangements, 204-775-2220

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 31, 2019

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • My thoughts are with you Paulette and Suzanne, during this time of sorrow. Rita was a super person in all regards. We have many good memories of her. May she rest in peace. Yolande - Posted by: yolande manaigre (friend) on: Aug 31, 2019

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