WHITNEY, Rita Ellen (nee O'Brien) - 1920 - 2014 Passed away peacefully at The Golden Plough Lodge, Cobourg, Ontario, on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at the age of 94. Beloved wife of the late Jack Whitney. Loving mother of Robert (Elaine), Tom (Anne), Wendy (Paul) and Deborah. Cherished Nanna of Dorothy, Beth, Laurie, Christopher, Leslie, Catherine, Carla (Jim) and Michael. Great-grandmother to Trystan. Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Road (North of Lawrence Avenue West), Weston, on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. John the Evangelist Church, 49 George Street, Weston, on Friday at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Sanctuary Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Montage Support Services, 504 Oakwood Avenue, Toronto, ON M6E 2X1, 416-780-9630, would be appreciated. Please visit our Book of Memories at www.wardfuneralhome.com
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Published in the Toronto Star on May 22, 2014