THOMSON, Rita Mary (Kitchen) - Passed peacefully on February 26, 2014 at Providence Villa in her 96th year. Born March 31, 1918 in Sudbury, ON to Katherine Ann Kennedy and Russell Benjamin Kitchen. Beloved wife of Robert John Thomson (deceased) for 63 years. Loving mother of Jane Anne, Paul Anthony (Helene), Donald Joseph (Judy) and Mary Barbara Foster (Wayne - deceased). Grandmother of Leanne Young (Dylan), Kyle Thomson (Jesse), Meagan Challand (Ryan), Ryan Thomson (Heather), Scott Thomson (Jolie) and Jennifer Foster. Great- grandmother of Ashlynn Challand, Ella Challand, Madelaine Young, Liam Thomson and Jack Thomson. Sister of Edmund, Patricia. Kenneth and Noreen Kitchen (all deceased). Survived by sister Mary Leah Kitchen. Sister-in-law of Janet Nicholson, Allan Thomson and Margaret Iddon (deceased). A special thanks to the doctors, nurses and caregivers at Providence Villa for the loving and exceptional care she received. The family will receive friends and family on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at Trull Funeral Home (2704 Yonge St., Toronto, ON M4N 2H7, 416-488-1101) from 10 - 11 a.m. A funeral service at 11 a.m. in the chapel with refreshments to follow. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Rita's name to Cardinal Ambrozic Houses of Providence if so desired. Online condolences may be made at www.trullfuneralsyonge.com
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Published in the Toronto Star on Mar. 1, 2014