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VEENSTRA, Rita (nee Van Leusen)

Passed away peacefully at Hospice Simcoe in Barrie after a strong and courageous battle with cancer.  Safe in the arms of Jesus, Rita Veenstra went to be with her Lord on Sunday, January 6, 2019 in her 72nd year.  
Rita was the loving and cherished wife, of almost 49 years, to Albert Veenstra.   Cherished and much-loved mother of Mark & his wife Karin, Jan & his wife Kathrin and Rob & his wife Jenn.  Rita was the fun-loving and laughter-filled Gramma of Emma, Levi, & Maddie, Christopher & girlfriend Rachel, Jenna, Jeremy & Calvin, Nathan & Aaron  Rita was also the loving sister to Bill (the late Effie) and the late Jerry (Debbie), and leaves behind many brother & sister-in-laws, nephews and nieces. 
Friends may call at COVENANT CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, BARRIE 101 Ardagh Rd on Thursday, January 10  from 2 - 4 pm and 7 - 9 pm or prior to the service at 10 - 11 am on Friday, January 11.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, January 11, 2019 at COVENANT CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, BARRIE at 11 am.  Spring interment at St. James Cemetery, Stroud.
The family ,with heartfelt gratitude, acknowledges the many kind nurses and doctors from the Simcoe Regional Cancer Centre, Palliative Care in the RVH and Hospice Simcoe in Barrie that cared for Rita during her illness.  In addition, would also like to thank the many friends, family, and our church families for walking alongside our family during Rita’s journey.  
As an expression of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Hospice Simcoe, Barrie. Arrangements entrusted to Marshall W. Driver Cremation & Burial Service, 19 Ross St., Barrie. Condolences may be placed at www.drivercremation.ca.

“But now, Lord, what do I look for?     My hope is in you." Psalm 39:7




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