It is with deep sadness that the family announces the passing of Rita Chartrand (nee Marie Rita Noëlla Chartrand) on Monday, December 29, 2014 at the Ottawa General Hospital at the age of 75. Beloved wife of 53 years to Ron Chartrand, loving Mother to Robert and his wife Connie; dearest Grandmother to Joëlle of Ottawa. Rita is the daughter of the late Romeo Alfred Chartrand and Marie-Anne (Venne). She will be fondly remembered by siblings: Fernand (deceased) of Noëlville (Lucie, Paulette, Francine, Bernard, Vincent, Richard); Thérèse of Ottawa; Lionel (deceased) of Noëlville (Anne, Michael, Danny, Charlie, Giselle); Gérald and Irène of Kapuskasing (Estelle, Raymond, Chantal); Robert and Jane of Florida (Lisa, Bobby); and Gilles and Denise of Cochrane (Denis and Marc). Rita is the dear sister-in-law to Raymond and Hélène of Sudbury (Gilles, Julie, Ginette); Claude and Lorraine of Sudbury (Roxanne and Joanne); Claudette (deceased) of Sudbury; Bert and Bonnie of Windsor (Laura and Carrie); Marcel and Paulette of Azilda (Shawn and Michael); Bernie and Linda of Alban (Kenneth and Kyle); and Lise Chartrand Delarosbil and Jean Marc of Timmins (Alain and Josée). Rita was born and raised in Noëlville, lived in Sudbury, and had a camp in Monetville on Lake Nipissing. Ron and Rita enjoyed many retirement years in West Palm Beach Florida. Rita was a professional and dedicated teacher for 37 years with the French Catholic School Board of Sudbury. Her passion for education and helping others was felt by many. Her most treasured times were those spent at camp with family and friends on Lake Nipissing in Monetville. Family and friends are invited to visit at the Cooperative Funeral Home on 222 Lasalle Blvd East Sudbury on Friday, January 2nd, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Paroisse L’Annonciation Church, Sudbury. Donations (by cheque only) can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society in memory of Rita Chartrand. The family wishes to extend heartfelt gratitude to the medical teams at the Montfort and General Hospital of Ottawa.
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