Rita (Gingrich) Smith

Died: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017


Visiting

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, Wed., Aug. 23, 2017
Location: Port Elgin United Church


Funeral Service

1:00 PM Wed., Aug. 23, 2017
Location: Port Elgin United Church


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Peacefully, with family by her side, on Friday, August 18th, 2017 at Grey Bruce Health Services, Southampton.  Rita, loving wife of the late Allan.  Beloved mom of Don and his wife Joyce, and Jake and his wife Anna.  Proud grandma of Jason (Valerie), Matthew (Krista), Jenny, Holly, Bethany (Bo), and Luke.  Great Grandma of 13.  Dear twin sister of Rae Salmon.  Predeceased by her son Jamie, her brother Jack Gingrich, and by her sister Ina Fullerton.

Friends will be received on Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 at the Port Elgin United Church, 840 Bruce Street, from 12:00pm until the time of the funeral service at 1:00pm.  Interment Sanctuary Park Cemetery.

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Len &a Lou Neeb
   Posted Sat August 19, 2017
Sincere sympathy to the Smith & Gingrich families in the passing of Rita. She was a wonderful lady and will be missed by many.
Len & Lou Neeb

Charlie & Sharon Gough
   Posted Sat August 19, 2017
We are so very sorry to learn of Rita`s passing. She has been a super neighbour and will be greatly missed.
........Sincerely Sharon & Charlie

Karen& Rodney Ribey
   Posted Sat August 19, 2017
Don,Joyce Jake ,Anna & Families ,So Sorry to hear of your Mom's passing our prayers and thoughts go to you all.Karen Rodney & Family.

Bonnie Hastings
   Posted Sat August 19, 2017
I am so sorry to hear of Rita's passing. My condolences to all of her family.

Joan Haines & Family
   Posted Sat August 19, 2017
So sorry to hear of Rita's passing. She will be sadly missed.

Betty Shrider
   Posted Sat August 19, 2017
Don,Jake and your families
My sincere condolences on the passing of your mom Rita.
Remember the times in the country on the farms, they were good days.
Your Mother was a wonderful lady she will be missed by all.
Keep the memories close to your heart it helps.
xoxo Betty

Shirley. Alpaugh
   Posted Sat August 19, 2017
My sympathy on the loss of your Mother.

Rob and Debbie Campbell
   Posted Sat August 19, 2017
Rae, we know how much your twin sister meant to you. You were two peas in a pod and always had a good time together. Our sincere condolences to you. Thinking of you.

Robert & Sandy Ribey
   Posted Sun August 20, 2017
Rita was a wonderful lady who will be missed my many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Charles & Ellen Feddema
   Posted Sun August 20, 2017
We're thinking of family on Rita's passing xo

Ross and Viola Scott
   Posted Sun August 20, 2017
Our sincere sympathy. Rita was a great friend of mom's. She shared a great time at the apartments where they had side by side suites.

Ann Brannick
   Posted Sun August 20, 2017
Bethany and Bo, I was sorry to hear of your grandmother's passing. My sincere sympathy to you and your family.

Ron & Nancy McGillivray
   Posted Sun August 20, 2017
Sincere sympathy to the Smith family. Rita was a very valued member of her community and will be truly missed.

Ernie and jo-Anne Hatt
   Posted Sun August 20, 2017
Don and family you are in our thoughts. Memories are precious and are always with you

Don & Sheila Snyder
   Posted Sun August 20, 2017

Sincere Condolences to all of you at this time. Reta was a very special lady
and she will be greatly missed.

Renee and Wayne Willson
   Posted Sun August 20, 2017
Don and Joyce, Jake and Anna and family, we were sorry to hear about Rita. May God comfort you all in this time of loss.

Mark Seaman
   Posted Sun August 20, 2017
Jake Don and family's So sorry to here of Rita's passing, she was a great lady, will truly be missed by Family, Friends and the community! Mark and Alice Seaman

Catherine McTeer
   Posted Sun August 20, 2017
My thought and prayers go out to the Smith and Salmon family.

Joyce Atkinson
   Posted Sun August 20, 2017
I am so sad to hear of the passing of my dear friend. We had some great card games and fellowship. Sincere condolences to the family and you will be sadly missed.

Barb & Howard Wrightson
   Posted Sun August 20, 2017
Our condolences and prayers to all of your family. Rita was a wonderful Lady and will be missed by many. She had been (many years ago) such a great neighbor to our family, when I was growing up.

Nancy and Jim kline
   Posted Sun August 20, 2017
To you and your families ,we are thinking of you and our prayers are with you . Jim and Nancy

Kenneth & Sheila Jones
   Posted Sun August 20, 2017
Our deepest sympathy goes out to Rita's family. You are in our thoughts & prayers. She will be missed by many. She was a great neighbour while living on the farm.
Sincerely Ken & Sheila.

Marilyn Whetstonea
   Posted Mon August 21, 2017
Don,Joyce, Jake,Anna and Family, Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Marilyn and Roger Whetstone ( Collins)

David (DOC) Smith
   Posted Mon August 21, 2017
Sorry to of here Rita passing .Thoughts go out family at this sad time

Murray and Adella Trask
   Posted Mon August 21, 2017
Rae and family
Our deepest sympathy to you and the Smith family in the loss Rita. Thoughts and prayers to everyone at this time.

Joan Haines & Family
   Posted Mon August 21, 2017
Our deepest sympathy to Rita's family. She will be sadly missed.

Dave & Dale Finnie
   Posted Mon August 21, 2017
So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with you.

Dave & Dale Finnie

ed peicheff
   Posted Mon August 21, 2017
Sincere sympathy to the Smith family

Dave & Connie Grieve
   Posted Mon August 21, 2017
Don, Jake and families: Our sympathy to your families. Keep your memories close and remember the good times.
Dave & Connie

Linda and Tim Anderson
   Posted Mon August 21, 2017
Jake and Don and your families
So sadden to learn today of the news of the sudden passing of your mother Rita.
Please accept our most sincere condolences.

cathypaddon
   Posted Mon August 21, 2017
Don and Joyce,Jake and Anna--Thinking of you all at this sad time. Rita was a special lady and will be forever missed.

Ross Lamont
   Posted Mon August 21, 2017
Don, Jake and families. Our sympathies for your loss. Ross and Nancy

Les and Janet Ribey
   Posted Mon August 21, 2017
The Smith and Gingrich families, Our deepest condolences of the passing of Reta. She always had a smile and a laugh when we talked with her. She was a great , wonderful, and kind lady. She will be missed by the community. Les and Janet

Dave & Connie Grieve
   Posted Tue August 22, 2017
Our condolences to the Smith and Gingrich families. Our thoughts are with you all.

Solveig Ribey and Bev Rice
   Posted Tue August 22, 2017
Our sincere sympathy to the Smith and Gingrich families. Our thoughts are with you.

Linda & Doug Scott (McKenzie)
   Posted Tue August 22, 2017
Don, Joyce, Jake, Anna & Families
Our deepest sympathy at this difficult time. Rita was a lovely lady & will be missed by many.

Angelia & Ross Burkinshaw
   Posted Tue August 22, 2017
our sincere condolences to the family and particularly to Rae.

Ed Peicheff
   Posted Tue August 22, 2017
My sincere condolences to the family

MARVIN AND SHERRY-LYN (JONES) WEPPLER
   Posted Tue August 22, 2017
Don, Joyce, Jake, Anna and Families - Sorry to hear of the loss of your mother - our thoughts and prayers are with you all

Shirley Woodason
   Posted Tue August 22, 2017
I am so sorry to read if Reta's passing. Memories flood back to the days she was President of the Seniors group in Underwood. When folks might believe they were talking to Reta when it was really Rae. She was an excellent Pres and very supporting of me as I followed in her step.
May all your fond memories of her bring comfort to you now.

Doug Fryday
   Posted Tue August 22, 2017
So sorry to hear of Rita`s passing! My condolences to Ray and the rest of the family.

Bruce and Gail Ashton
   Posted Tue August 22, 2017
Dear Smith Family
So sorry to hear about Rita's passing.
Please accept our sincere condolences.

Bruce and Gail Ashton

Norm & Cora Lee
   Posted Tue August 22, 2017
Don, Joyce, Jake and Anna and families - So sorry to hear of Rita's passing, she was truly a great lady. We enjoyed many good times catering with her in Underwood and she was one of the BEST pie makers in the township. Our thoughts are with your families at this time.

Diane Pierce
   Posted Tue August 22, 2017
So sorry to hear of your Moms passing. Rita was such a special lady and will be missed in the community. Treasure the memories.

Jim & Patti Sue Shrider
   Posted Tue August 22, 2017
Don & Joyce, Jake & Anna and all the families, we are very sorry to hear of Rita's passing. Rits was a very cheerful and wonderful lady that will be missed dearly by all. Cherish the memories forever.
Jim & Patti Sue Shrider.

Steve & Joanne Pepe
   Posted Tue August 22, 2017
Don, Joyce , Matt, Krista , Perry, Emmerson,Whitney and the Smith Family
Our sympathy on the loss of your Mom Our thoughts and payers are with you.
Steve & Joanne Pepe

Ron & Mary Seaman
   Posted Wed August 23, 2017
Don,Joyce,Jake&Anna & Family,
Our sincere condolences in the passing of Rita.
Thinking of you all at this sad time.

Basil and Gladys Eby
   Posted Wed August 23, 2017
Sincere sympathy to Rita's family. Also to Rae and the Gingrich family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Basil and Gladys

Jim and Edna Mc Teer
   Posted Wed August 23, 2017
Don Joyce Jake Anna and families
So sorry to hear of the passing of Rita, she was such a nice lady. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you you at this sad time. Our Deepest Sympathy

Mike & Helen MacDonald
   Posted Wed August 23, 2017
So sorry to hear of Rita's passing. She was a lovely lady.

margaret jones
   Posted Wed August 23, 2017
The Smith Family: My sincere sympathy on the passing of Reta, a dear lady.

Edna McTeer
   Posted Thu August 24, 2017
Don Joyce Jake Annaand families
Sincere Sympathy on the passing of Rita,Our thoughts and Prayers are with you all at this sad time.

Marg Slater
   Posted Thu August 24, 2017
So sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayer`s are with you at this difficult time...

Pam and Hugh Wright
   Posted Fri August 25, 2017
We send our sincere sympathy with the loss of Don's Mum. Thinking about all the family.

Leverne Misvh
   Posted Fri August 25, 2017
Thinking of your family at this difficult time. Deepest sympathy to u all

Eleanor Petrie
   Posted Sun August 27, 2017
Dear Rae and the Gingrich family, my sincere sympathy in the loss of a very special lady, she was a wonderful friend to everyone she knew.
May your many wonderful memories comfort thru this difficult time! Eleanor Petrie

Mark & Marilyn Rosner
   Posted Mon August 28, 2017
On behalf of the entire Rosner family to your family, our sympathies.

Barb and Paul Sinclair
   Posted Wed August 30, 2017
Don and Joyce, Jake and Anna and families, and the Gingrich family too. our deepest sympathies in the passing of your Mom. Rita was a lovely lady a joy to all.
Share your many fond memories. Hugs Barb and Paul

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