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Date of Passing: Mar 03, 2016

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RITA BELISLE - RICHARD Peacefully on March 3, 2016, surrounded by family at the Pine Falls Hospital, Rita Belisle-Richárd, passed away at the age of 76 years. Wake service is being held at the St. Alexander Roman Catholic Church Hall, Sagkeeng First Nation, MB, Sunday, March 6, 2016. Funeral Service will follow in the Church on Monday, March 7, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will take place at a later date. Rita our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, auntie and wandering member of the Sagkeeng First Nation is continuing on her life's journey. Rita was predeceased by her life partner Steve Richárd; and husband Gillis Belisle; her father JB Morrisseau; mothers, Annie Girard and Maria Cowie; siblings, Joanne, Helena, Juliana, Caroline, Shirley and Joseph and son Randy Belisle. Rita leaves to mourn her daughters, Donna, Joanne, Theresa, Arlene, Michelle, Debbie, Vicky; sons, Brian and Warren; her sons-in-law, Emile, Charlee and Danny; her sister Diane Morrisseau; along with many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. Rita's life has left so many laughs and loving stories that will be continued to be told through her children and all who knew her. During the last years of Rita's life she reconnected with many friends in her home community of Sagkeeng, this move brought her such peace. A special thank you to all the staff and residents of the George Guimond Personal Care Home. Memorial Donations can be made in Rita's name to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Condolences may be sent to the family c/o Spirit Road Funeral Services Inc., PO Box 200, Fort Alexander, MB, R0E 0P0, 204-340-6490 or friends may leave a message of sympathy at

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 05, 2016

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