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POOLE, Rita Genevieve   - June 8, 1966 - January 22, 2022

Age 55.  Our precious one-of-a-kind Rita passed away peacefully at Port Perry Lakeridge Hospital in her 55th year with family by her side.

She is predeceased by her mother Genevieve Poole (Murphy) and Lawrence Gower Poole.

May she reunite with those before her and have a big piece of chocolate cake that her sister Karen can’t stop her from having!

She was adored by her siblings Larry (late Susan), Janet (Chuck), Joan (John), Donald (Judie) and her best friend and sister Karen (Stephen).  

Loved as Aunt Rita by Tasha (Ahren), Ashli (Patrick), Joshua (Katlin), John, Michelle (Matthew), Lance (Shannon), Sean, Kyle (Julia) and Shevaun, and her many great nieces/nephews who will learn about their great aunt through stories.

Rita will be missed by her roommates, friends and staff who were her extended family at Community Living Durham North for 20 plus years! Thank you for your unwavering support, commitment, humour, and excellent care. We grieve and celebrate Rita together.  

If you met Rita, you’d likely remember her sense of humour!

Thank you to the staff at Port Perry Lakeridge Hospital, having a local hospital with expertise made a world of difference to Rita and to all of us who loved her.

Heartfelt appreciation to Dr. Hyshka, Dr. La Delfa, Dr. M. Brown and the visiting nurses Vera and Natasha from Paramed.

In Lieu flowers Donations to Community Living Durham North, Lakeridge Health Port Perry or a  CHARITY of your choice would be appreciated.