Rita Elizabeth Coles

January 11, 2020


Passed peacefully away at St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital surrounded by her family, Rita Coles, aged 66 years.  She is predeceased by her parents Michael and Rita Meaney; brother Joe; sisters Susanne Dawe and Anne Oldford and nephew Derrick Oldford.  Leaving behind with loving memories her husband Wade; sisters Mary (Reg) Dawe, Marg Peddle and Marie (Hector) Hibbs; Aunt Jessie Abraham and all the Coles Family; homecare worker Mary Matthews; also, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  A special thank you to the Nurses and Staff of St. Clare’s 7 East and   4 West for their care and compassion.  The family will accept visitors at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Wednesday January 15 from 12-8 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the Carnell Memorial Chapel on Thursday January 16 at 11:00 a.m.  Flower’s gratefully accepted or donations in Rita’s memory may be made to Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Center.



12-8 p.m. on January 15, 2020

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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11:00am, Thursday January 16th

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
329 Freshwater Road
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Wade, I am so sorry to hear about Rita. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Wade sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers with you and family at this difficult time

Wade, Sorry to hear of Rita s passing. You were always so good to our Mom, Mary. She enjoyed visiting with you and Rita.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Annette and family, we are so very sorry for your loss. Sending you our love.

Wade, Mary, Marg , Marie and families.

We were so saddened to hear of Rita’s passing. She was a beautiful and special woman. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families as this heartbreaking time.

Mary, I was sorry to hear about your sisters passing.
My deepest condolences to you and the entire family.

Wade, Rita was a very special lady. I had only known her for a few years and will have many wonderful memories. May God bless you always.


Sending sincere condolences on the passing of Rita. She is no longer in pain now. Fly with the angels Rita ,RIP.

Grace Maidment

To Rita’s family
Please accept my sincere condolences. We met many years ago at The Children’s Rehabilitation Center and I hold fond memories.
Jane Brown

Wade and Family,
Please accept my most heartfelt sympathy for your loss. I have known this beautiful lady since our days in the Sunshine Camp years ago. We have been friends and kept in touch ever since then. She had more than her share of pain and suffering but when you met her, she would hide it well with on her most welcomed smiles. On my last visit with her as much as she was suffering she welcomed me with open arms and as usual, she made my visit most enjoyable. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. I wish I could be there with you Wade but know that my heart and soul will be with you. Even though she is no longer with us, she will forever be in our hearts. I have truly lost one of my most memorable friends. May she rest in peace. Take care of yourself.

Wade and family, please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of Rita. She was a beautiful person and was always a pleasure to see and spend some time with. I will miss her when I visit.
Hold on to your beautiful memories to help you through this very difficult time, God bless

Leaving our deepest sympathies to the families. Sincere condolences for this sad time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Rita will be missed.

Love, Bill, Kim, Alex and Brandon Dawe

Sincere condolences to Rita’s family and friends, especially Wade. I was saddened to hear of her passing, she will be missed.


My deepest sympathies to you Wade and the family. I was shocked and very saddened to hear of Rita’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this very sad time.
I reflect on our wonderful times at the Hub dances. I will miss her.

Our sincere condolences to all of the family members. Wade, we are praying for you and thinking of you at this sad and difficult time. We know she will be missed very much. Steve (cousin) and Cindy Glen

So sorry to learn of Ritas Passing I was only taiking to her and Wade about 2weeks ago at sobeys She always at A smile I will mise seening her RIP Rita

We are so saddened to learn of Rita’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with Wade and the rest of her family and friends. She was a wonderful lady and she will be missed.

I wish I could be there on Wednesday and Thursday but I can’t. I’m so sorry you have all lost another sister and I have lost another aunt. I remember visiting Aunt Rita so often when we were young and she was always so happy. She had probably the hardest circumstance of anyone I know and she never carried a bitter attitude or negativity. I remember how happy NaN was when Aunt Rita married Uncle Wade. May she Rest In Peace. I miss you all so much and will spend the coming days remembering my time with each of you when I was growing up. Love Sharon

Wade So sorry to hear of Rita’s passing our condolences to you and family .

Wade, deepest sympathy on the passing of Rita. I fondly remember Rita from the time she worked on the switchboard of the HUB. No one could go the job better than her. Rita always had a smile, her happy nature and always a friendly greeting for everyone. How fortunate we all were to have known Rita.