Stover, Reta Lorraine (née Demaray)

Stover, Reta Lorraine (née Demaray)

August 26th, 2020

A longtime resident of Belmont, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 26, 2020, at University Hospital with her family by her side. Reta was the loving daughter of Earle and Myrtle (née Cole) Demaray, born on the family farm, north of Belmont, April 18, 1929. Beloved wife of the late Don Stover (December 12, 1998). Dear mother of Dennis (Ann Marie), and Rick (Maureen). Adored by her six grandchildren: Amy Koolen (Tim), Scott Pickering (Julie), Christopher Stover (Leah), Matthew Stover, Lorraine Vrkljan, and Lee Furness. Special G.G. of Kole and Reese Koolen, Warren and Grant Pickering, Hailey Stover, Nathaniel and Kirk Vrkljan, Kenzie and Levi Furness. Reta taught elementary school in St. Thomas and Belmont. She was a member of Belmont United Church - she attended Young Peoples, taught Sunday school, sang in the choir, was married there, and in her later years attended Koffee Klatch. Reta always had a smile on her face. She will be missed by her family and her many dear friends. As per Reta’s wishes, cremation has already taken place. Interment will be at Dorchester Union Cemetery on a future date, when the “blue sky stretches on forever”. With only immediate family in attendance, Reta will be laid to rest with her beloved husband Don. Memorial donations to the Belmont United Church, Belmont, Ontario, or a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated. 

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Brenda HarringtonSo very sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She was a lovely, lovely lady. My most sincere condolences. Brenda Harrington (nee Sellers)
Jill and Gordon Arthur Sorry to hear about your Mom, grandmother and great grand mother. We are thinking about all of you at this time. Hope your love and fond memories will continue and help you through this time of sadness. Jill and Gordon Arthur
Larry BrennanYou Mom was such a joy to chat with when we saw here. She was always praising her children and their children. She was so proud of each one. She will always be remember for the angel that she was.
Carl FletcherDennis and Rick and families Sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. If it takes a village to raise a child then Reta was an ever active villager supporting youth in the community in many ways through her life. She will be missed. Carl Fletcher "one of the kids in Reta's village"
Fred & Shirley WoodTo all the Stover family .... Thinking of you in the loss of your dear Mom and Grandma. She was such a lovcly lady and have many fond memories over the years of visiting with her at Hockey games, Church and Community events. She will be missed by all. Sending our Sincere Sympathy, Fred & Shirley
Norm & Norm StewartOur sympathies to Dennis, Rick and family. Reta was a treasure, a loving friend, a source of joy. We feel honoured to have known her and cherish many memories.
Linda FischerRick, Maureen and families - My condolences on the loss of your mother. Thinking of you, Linda
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