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Rita Paquette

Rita Paquette

Thursday, May 23rd, 1929 Sunday, February 10th, 2019

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Obituary for Rita Paquette

Rita Victoria Paquette (nee Aquino) passed away at the age of 89 at Southbridge Roseview Manor on February 10, 2019. Born in Port Arthur, she was a lifelong resident of the Thunder Bay area. She was a member of the Catholic Women’s League, St. Margaret’s Church, and T.O.P.S. Rita enjoyed playing cards, cooking, spending time at the family camp at Hawkeye Lake, travelling to Arizona with her husband Jack and later by herself, and going to swimming classes with her friend Marg Desrosiers.
Rita will be lovingly remembered by her son Ronald and his wife Nadine, step-grandson Adam Cassidy, grandson Zachary, sister-in-law Eleanor Aquino, daughter-in-law Linda, granddaughter Rachelle, and grandson Joshua. She was predeceased by her husband Jack, son John, parents Silvio and Frances Aquino, sisters Stella Holmes, Mary McCracken, Carmel Williamson, Irene Dahl, Doris Pratt, Julia Huggins, June McLeod and Helen Strawson, and brother James Aquino.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 15, 2019 where family and friends will gather at St. Margaret’s R.C. Church at 11:00AM for a funeral mass celebrated by Rev. Ciaran Donnelly, followed by interment at St. Andrew’s Cemetery. Visitation will be held in the evening of Thursday, February 14 from 5-7PM at Sargent & Son Funeral Chapel, 21 N Court St., with prayers beginning at 7.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Thunder Bay or the Canadian Cancer Society- Northwest Region. Online condolences may be made at

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  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 14th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Sargent & Son Funeral Home & Reception Centre
    21 N. Court Street
    Thursday, February 14th, 2019
    5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Vigil prayers will begin at 7:00 p.m.
  • Service

    Friday, February 15th, 2019 | 11:00am
    St. Margaret's R. C. Church
    88 Clayte Street
    Friday, February 15th, 2019
    Rev. Ciaran Donnelly
  • Interment

    St. Andrew's Catholic Cemetery
    690 Oliver Road
    Thunder Bay, Ontario

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From Peter, the Executive and all the Members at IAM Local 1120 Our Deepest Condolences.
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Susan & conrad letowski

Love and prayers to our dear friends Ron and Nadine, Adam and Zachary. Condolences to all of Rita’s family- she will be remembered in the hearts of many.
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Laura Harnett

To the whole family: I well remember Rita and her sisters living on Ruttan Street. I, Laura Kerelchuk, Harnett enjoyed the baking and foods that were always sent over to taste. My Mom, Olga Kerelchuk enjoyed the friendship and companionship of all of the Acquino family. My sincerest sympathies go out to all. The memories will last forever.
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Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.
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