webPassed away peacefully on May 12, 2013 at 88 years of age. Late of Essex. Daughter to the late Leo Lauzon (1971) and Anna Bouffard (1986). Beloved wife of Lucien Lavergne (2004) and the late Jerry Lesperance (1968). Loving mother of Aline and husband Bruce Lovell, Lucille, wife of the late Victor Parent (2006), Roger Lesperance, Jean and husband Victor Lavergne, Lorette and husband Michael Manninger, the late Shirley (1981), wife of Maurice Beauregard, the late Suzanne St. Pierre (2003), Helen, wife of the late John Wevers (1982), Michael and wife Yvonne Lavergne,  Suzanne Courneya, Paulette Greenslade, Thomas and wife Suzanne Lavergne, Mary Lou Lavergne-Walsh and husband Kim. Proud grandmother of 36 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Dear sister to Lucille Lavergne (late Gerry) and the late Gerald and Mary Lauzon. Predeceased by her brother Paul Lauzon, Aline and Bernard at birth. Rita was a member of the Ladies of St. Anne’s along with being an Honorary Life Long Member of the CWL. She was a member of the Essex Retirees. Rita enjoyed quilting, reading and a number of crafts. She spent her Wednesday afternoons and Saturday evenings playing cards and spending quality time with her family and friends. The family would like to thank the compassionate nurses on 6N at Met Hospital and especially Jill and Ashley. Thank you Dr. Abdullah Aboulisayen for his care and kindness. Rita is resting at the Kennedy Funeral Home Ltd. (519-776-7378) 128 Talbot St. North, Essex on Tuesday from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. CWL Prayers  3 p.m. Parish prayers at 7:30 p.m. On Wednesday, friends are invited to meet the family after 9 a.m. at the Holy Name of Jesus Church (146 Talbot St. South, Essex) followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Interment St. Anne’s Cemetery, Tecumseh. In honour of her great-grandkids, donations made to Sick Kids Foundation – Toronto or to Transition to Betterness would be appreciated. You may send your condolences on Rita’s Tribute wall online at www.kennedyfh.com


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