Marie « Rita »‘s Obituary
BARTKOW, Marie Therese “Rita” (Lavoie) ~ With sadness, we announce mom’s passing on March 22, 2019 at the Heart of the Valley Long Term Care Centre, Middleton, peacefully with family by her side. Born April 12, 1928 in Moncton, NB, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Lea (Boucher) Lavoie. Mom spent her lifetime taking care of her family from her childhood to her golden years. She was proud to have served as a civilian with the RCAF prior to her marriage. She volunteered her time, alongside dad, on various committees fundraising, promoting the success of the Greenwood Golf Course as a lifetime member, the Greenwood Curling Club, and was a founding member of the RCAF Association, 107 Valley Wing, Greenwood. Mom enjoyed golf, curling, darts, bingo, knitting, baking, and how she loved to sing and dance. She is survived by her children: sons, James (Glenda) Halifax NS; Brian, Kentville, NS; Stephen, Toronto, ON; and daughters Theresa (Ron) Brownrigg, Ottawa, ON; Susan (Greg) White, Niverville, MB. She is also survived by her brothers Roger, Ronald, Junior, and Terry; cherished 12 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her “Joe”, husband of 69 years; daughter, Dauna; and brothers, Leo, Gerald, and Emery. By mom’s wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no memorial service. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Dr. Saxon and the nurses and staff at the Heart of the Valley for their endless compassion and care given to mom and the family. Donations in mom’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Middleton Funeral Home, 398 Main St. Middleton, toll free 1-855-825-3448. Messages of condolence and an online guestbook signed by visiting: www.middletonfuneralhome.com
“Fare thee well love”
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Marie Rita Therese Bartkow April 12 1928 March 22 2019..