With profound sadness we announce the passing of Rita Laville, our loving and devoted mother on December 10, 2019, peacefully at Ian Anderson House hospice in her 78th year.
Born in the Commonwealth of Dominica, West Indies, Rita was one of six children. Seeking a better life, she immigrated to Canada with our father Dindale, with whom she maintained a life-long friendship. Rita worked for many years as an assembler at Northern Telecom before taking a well-deserved retirement. Rita was a wonderful cook, baker and seamstress, who delighted in having her family around her. Many a happy hour was spent gathered around her table, swapping stories and sharing food and laughter or watching her favorite sports, football and hockey. A talented gardener, Rita could coax even the most stubborn plants into bloom with her gentle care.
Beloved mother of Dale, Peter and Michelle; proud grandmother of Jake, Sarah and Ella, Rita’s children and grandchildren were the centre of her world. Our love for our mother and memories of her kindness will remain with us always, and the values she instilled in us will forever be a guiding force in our lives.
Our heartfelt thanks to the staff and volunteers at Ian Anderson House, whose compassionate care allowed mom to live out her last days in dignity and comfort.
A celebration of Rita’s life will be held at Meadowvale Cemetery, Cremation & Funeral Centres, 7732 Mavis Rd., Brampton, Ontario, on Monday, December 16th, 2019. Visitation at 10:00 a.m., Service at 11:00 a.m. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Ian Anderson House in lieu of flowers.