Rita Marie DeMaeyer of Blenheim passed away at Copper Terrace Nursing Home on Friday August 1, 2014. Rita was born in Tilbury North Township 92 years ago to her late parents Delia & Dusty Martin. She always wore a smile, had a contagious laugh and showed much determination in everything she did. With the help of her husband Joe DeMaeyer who predeceased her in 1998, Rita ran an upholstery shop outside of Blenheim. She is survived by her siblings Edna Armstrong, Marie Abrams and Gerald & Irene Martin, by her children Pat & Ron Lloyd, Mary & John Blythe, Alice Demers, Doreen & Bob Larabie, Rose & Bob Rose, Shelley & Bill Montgomery, Bev & Pam DeMaeyer and Joe & Shari DeMaeyer as well as by several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
Cremation has taken place. A private graveside service will be held at a later date. Friends wishing to remember Rita with a memorial donation are asked to consider the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Online condolences for the family and memorial donations may be left at www.blenheimcommunityfuneralhome.com