DeGelder, Rita

DeGelder, Rita

July 8th, 2016

Peacefully but unexpectedly on Friday, July 8th, 2016, at Victoria Hospital, in her 85th year. Beloved wife of the late Peter John DeGelder, Sr. (2015).  Loving mother of Arthur (Gerry) DeGelder, Judi (Brian) Ginty, Jack (Kathy) DeGelder and Peter DeGelder (Susan Elliott).  Dear sister of Jenny VanEgmond, Bob (Betty) Vanderstelt, Arie (Tini) Vanderstelt and Wilma (John) Mantel. Dear sister-in-law of Jenny Vanderstelt, Jack (An) De Gelder, Hetty (Jelle) Veenendaal, Joop Anker and Mary DeGelder.  Also loved by her grandchildren:  Kelly (Jason) Bartsch, Charlotte (Al) Shirley, Stephanie (Jared) Gelderman, Bernadette Mueller, Sharon Barron, Alex DeGelder (Renee), Evan DeGelder (Gemma), Grace DeGelder, Katie DeGelder (Monica), Abby DeGelder, Claire Elliott (Mike) and Megan Elliott; and by her great-grandchildren:  Madison, Payton, Aubrey, Emily, Anna, Kyle (Meagan), Alicia (Adam), Alexis (David) and Hunter. Survived and missed by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her brother Tony Vanderstelt and brother-in-law Peter VanEgmond. Heartfelt thanks to the staff at Ashwood Manor for their kindness and compassion. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be conducted at the WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Saturday, July 16th, 2016 at 3:00 p.m., with visitation one hour prior. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Rita are asked to consider Salthaven Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre or a charity of your choice.

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Gary & Joanne CharltonOur deepest condolences, from our family to yours.
Mary & Dennis BartschDeGelder Family: Heartfelt condolences to all of you during this sad time. Comfort to you as you reflect on the many memories you have of Rita. May the Peace of Christ be with you all!
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