RIDER, Winifred 90, passed away peacefully on December 24, 2012 in Sun City, Fla. Winnie served in the women's division of the Canadian Air Force during WWII, then graduated from the Univ. of British Columbia. She helped with her husband's wild animal business and later served as Director of Social Service at Lykes Hospital in Brooksville, Fla. Beloved wife of 52 years of the late Verne D. Rider, Jr. and grandmother to the late Vincent Lumia III, she will be dearly missed by her sister, Cathy Sleigh; daughters, Valerie Rider, Leslie Rider-Araki, Janice Rider, and Denise McFall; her husband's son, Verne D. Rider III; and their families. A private family service has been held. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Partners in Health, PIH.org.
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Published in TBO.com on Dec. 30, 2012