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Passed away on February 8, 2013 at the age of 92. She is survived by her children Marc, Monique (Macaskill), Pauline, Pierrette (Stubbings), Lise (Beaton), Denis, Suzanne (Deluca), Jacques, Michele; 10 grandchildren and seven great- grandchildren. Rita was born in St. Agathe, Manitoba on February 5, 1921 to Ephrem and Antoinette Toupin. Rita grew up in St. Boniface, Manitoba, the fifth in a family of 11 children. Rita was very committed to the Catholic Church and volunteered at many organizations. Prayers will be recited on Wednesday, February 13 at 8:30 p.m. at the Thompson Funeral Home and Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at the Cathedral of Mary Immaculate. Cremation to follow. As an expression of sympathy, a donation can be made to the Alzheimer's Society of B.C., 809 Davies Street, Nelson, BC V1L 3T6. The family wishes to thank the compassionate and caring staff at Jubilee Manor and Dr. Janz for their outstanding care. We will miss her dearly. Online condolences may be expressed at www.thompsonfs.ca. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd., Nelson, B.C.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Feb. 13, 2013