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It is with great sadness we announce the passing of a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend, Rita Catherine McDonald (nee Gallagher). Left to cherish her memories are her two children, son John (Elinor) and grandchildren Sarah McDonald and Ashton McDonald and daughter, Lynn, (Bill) and grandchildren Carly Reed and Kristopher Reed. Predeceased by her loving husband, Jack McDonald and granddaughter, Katie McDonald. Also leaving to mourn are her precious sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Gallagher (Toronto, ON) and Cecelia Gallagher (St. John’s) and numerous nieces and nephews in Canada, USA and UAE.
Rita (known to many as Auntie Rick) was one of 10 children, the last surviving member of a very large, vibrant and loving family. Her sense of family was ingrained at an early age and her happiest moments were spent with her children, grandchildren and brothers and sisters. Rita and her late husband, Jack, were entertainers and their home was always a gathering place at the end of an evening where music and cards were played well in to the wee hours of the morning. She was a compassionate and caring woman and the first one you turned to when times got tough. In her later years, she was very well cared for by her son, John, and daughter-in-law, Elinor who made sure her every need was met.