At Bluewater Health, Sarnia on Tuesday, February 26, 2013. Rita Newman (nee Richard), 66 years, of Sarnia and was formerly of Edmonton. Rita is survived by her husband Gary Christianson. Rita is the mother of Alan Newman and Ron Newman and the late Troy Newman. She will also be missed by her sister Jessie and Keith Landon, her brothers Gerard Richard and Roland Richard. She was a sister-in-law to MaryLee and George Britney, Cathy and Gord Smith, and Glenn and Sherry Christianson. Rita was loved by her best friend Brenda and Will Campbell. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Canadian Cancer Society (www.cancer.ca), and can be arranged by calling the NEEDHAM-JAY FUNERAL HOME, Petrolia (519) 882-0100. Memories, pictures, and condolences may be shared on-line at www.needhamjay.com.