Rita Mary Wiscombe

March 13, 2017


Passed away suddenly on March 13, 2017, Rita Mary Wiscombe (nee Hooper) in her 88th year. Leaving to mourn with wonderful memories her husband of 68 years, Gary Wiscombe; daughters Leah Keating (David) and Caroline Penney (Frederick) and son, Gary Wiscombe (Janet Rubia); grandchildren, Sherry Power, Debbie Cullen (Rick), Janice Penney, Jo-Anne Rector (Ian), Christine Power, Nancy Power (Keith Rumsey), Sarah Pike (Adam), and David Wiscombe; great-grandchildren, Alison Power (David Pynn), Melissa, Megan and Jacob Cullen, Michael, David and Tiffany Noftall (their dad Cecil), Stephanie and Matthew Rumsey, Noah and Kyle Rector and Avery Pike; sisters-in law, Mavis Hooper and Betty Wiscombe. Predeceased by parents James and Caroline Hooper; brother, Nicholas Hooper; brothers-in-law William, Job (Bertha), James and Samuel Wiscombe; and sister-in-law, Eunice Hodder (Byron). Visitation at St. David’s Church in Pasadena on Wednesday, March 15th, 2pm – 8pm with a Prayer Service to be held at 6pm. Visitation at Carnell’s Funeral Home on Freshwater Road in St. John’s, Friday, March 17th, 2pm – 8pm with a Service of Remembrance at Carnell’s Chapel at 11:00am Saturday, March 18th, 2017. Interment to take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in remembrance may be made to a charity of one’s choice.



2-8 p.m. on March 17, 2017

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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11:00am, Saturday March 18th

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
329 Freshwater Road
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Leah, please accept our sincere condolence on the passing of your mother. She was a very charming and friendly woman, and we are glad to have met her. God bless and keep her. Sincerely John and Frances Evoy

To Gary and family so sorry to hear about Rita’s passing , we had so many nice visits with you when we visited you both in Corner Brook. The girls Charlotte and Colette thought the world of you both. May she soar with the angels .

Love Noreen Dean Charlotte and Colette
Paddy Dalton daughter if you weren’t sure Gary.hugs xo

Sorry to learn of the passing of your Mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Deepest sympathy Gary on the passing of your dear wife. Great memories of the past when you lived in St. John’s and we bowled together. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

So sorry to hear about your moms passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Take care.

To the Wiiscombe.Family,. Sorry to hear of the passing of Rita.. I have great memories of my summers on Groves Road as a boy while staying at Rita & Gary’s home. We send our condolences to the family, sorry we cannot be there as we are away at this time. Thinking of you.