Passed peacefully at Woodspark Care Centre, Barrie on Monday, November 27th, 2017 at the age of 78. Dear wife of Wayne for 45 years and dear mother of Martin. Beloved sister of Annie McShane (late Hughie), the late David Martin (late Esther) and the late Betty Martin. Cherished Aunt of Margaret, Kathleen, Patricia, Andrewena and David. Visitation will take place at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home, 30 Worsley St., Barrie on Friday, December 1st, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm, with a Mass of Christian Burial to be held at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, 65 Amelia St., Barrie on Saturday, December 2nd at 10 am. The family would like to take this opportunity to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff and volunteers at Woodspark Care Centre for their support and care, and especially to Dr. McConvey and Nurse Practitioner Kim Uppal. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Woodspark Care Centre or the Respiratory Unit at RVH in recognition of their outstanding care in Rita’s remaining months, would be greatly appreciated by the family.