December 15, 1925 - January 9, 2022
Reta Fleming who recently turned 96 passed away peacefully at the Brant Chartwell residence in Burlington. Daughter of William and Carrie Browett. Dear wife of the late George Fleming. Predeceased by her loving and long living siblings and their spouses: Roy (Eileen); Lloyd (Lois); Doris (Harold); Betty (Paul). Reta was very connected with her family and was exceptionally proud of her for sons: John (Wendy predeceased); Bob; Ron (Mary Alice); and Jim (Krista).
As an avid Nader quilter and Baker Reta's six grandchildren Tammy (Anthony); Doug (Sheena); Kenard (Aly); Jake (Claire); Alex; and Grace appreciated and loved the special connection and spoiling they each experienced from their grandma/Mema. Rita's five great-grandchildren filled her heart further with their stories, smiles and laughter: Ashley; Haley; Tyler; Sloane and Griffin.
Reta remained very involved and connected within the Emmanual United Church and community. Reta's participation and assistance in organizing events of every description was well known particularly with the meal preparation, celebrations and bazaars. Reta was a founding member and the first president of her beloved Hilltop Quilters Guild. Reta was so happy when she received two quilts from the guild for her 95th birthday. Everyone loved them.
Reta recently talked about how much she loved hosting family and friends at her home. We all know this, and we all knew where to look for the not very well hidden freshly baked cookies! Rita was loved. She lived a great life, and she will be remembered for modelling the importance of staying connected with family, friends and your community.
Sincere thanks the staff at both Brant Chartwell and Tansley Woods Residences. You are amazing! In lieu of donations, Reta's family loves the thought that you will be sharing homemade cookies with your loved ones very soon!
A celebration of Reta's life will be held when our family and friends are able to get together.
Published by The Hamilton Spectator on Jan. 12, 2022.