It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Rita Patricia Richards (nee Mahoney) on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at the MacGillivray Guest Home, Sydney.
Rita, a former native of St. John’s, and Gander, NL was born in The Birch Hills, Conception Bay, NL on September 23, 1924. Rita was a resident of Sydney for the past nine years.
Leaving to mourn are her two daughters, Diane Green (Tom) of Cambridge, NS, Christine MacKinnon (Joe) of Sydney, and son, Howie Richards of St. John’s, NL. Rita is also survived by her grandsons, Peter Green, Daniel MacKinnon, Liam Richards and great-grandchildren, Patrick Humby and Aislynn MacKinnon.
Rita was predeceased by husbands, Peter Hearn and Howard Richards and by her parents, John and Mary Ellen (Butler) Mahoney. She was the last surviving member of her eight brothers and sisters.
Visitation and memorial service to celebrate the life of Rita Richards will be held today (Monday, August 26, 2019) at Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street), Whitney Pier. A gathering of family and friends will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. with the memorial service to follow at 7 p.m. in the All Faith Chapel with Deacon Greg Murphy officiating. Private family interment will take place at a later date.
We, her family, would like to express our sincere thanks to the staff of the MacGillivray Guest Home for their kindness to Rita and to us over the past few days and especially, for the excellent care given to Rita during these last four years.
Donations in Rita’s honour may be made to the MacGillivray Guest Home.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of RICHARDS Rita Patricia..
Death notice for the town of: Sydney, Province: Nova Scotia