Born October 14, 1921, Gone to be with Our Lord and Saviour. The Matriarch of our family has passed away on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at Erie Glen Manor at age 92. Daughter of the late Frank (1938) and Charlotte (1947) (Vigneux) Lamotte. Beloved wife of the late Charles Joseph Impens (2004). Dearest mother of Linda and Louis Marentette, Cathy and Larry Sumner, Jim and Diana Impens, John and Judy Impens, the late Charles Joseph Impens (1954), Robert and Robin Impens, Patrick and Judy Impens, Perry and Marlene Impens, Sgt. Charles and Sandra Impens. Treasured Grandmother of 19 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Dearest sister of the late Ernest (Ella) Lamotte, Marion (late Joe) Howe, the late Rosie (late Ralph) Ciliska, the late Theresa (Joe) Bonyai, Maurice Lamotte, the late Florence (late Ferd) Impens, the late Henry Lamotte, Ted (Annette) Lamotte, Kay (Walter) Balsam, Joe (Nola) Lamotte. She’ll be sadly missed by sister-in-law, Emma Moody and brother-in-law, Maurice Impens. She was admired and respected by many nieces and nephews. Rita was born in Windsor moving to Albuna at 12 years of age, there she lived on the Lamotte farm until it sold and moved to Leamington in 1961. Robson Road became her and Dad’s favourite home with the doors open to all family and friends day and night. Mom worked as a first aid nurse at Sun Parlor Home and Canadian Canners until her retirement at age 60. Rita was a longtime member and Past President of the CWL. She volunteered her time to many nursing homes and meals on wheels. She was a great supporter of Right to Life with the making of angels and rosaries. Her hobbies were crochetting afghans, making family tie blankets, puzzles, cards and board games. The family would like to thank the staff of Erie Glen Manor where she has lived for the past 2 1/2 years for their tender care and compassion. Also St. Elizabeth Health Care and CCAC for their personal support these past few weeks. Mom’s generous, kind and gentle soul will live on in the hearts of the many lives she had so lovingly touched. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Thursday 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass to celebrate Rita’s life at St. Michael’s Church, 21 Elliott Street, Leamington on Friday, December 6, 2013 at 10 a.m. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to St. Michael’s Building Fund, St. Vincent De Paul Society or charity of your choice. Friends may share memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca
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