Wilms, Theodora ‘Rita’ Maria (née Vanden Boom)

Wilms, Theodora ‘Rita’ Maria (née Vanden Boom)

June 15th, 2021

Peacefully with family by her side, at University Hospital on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, Rita Wilms, of London, in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Anthony Wilms (1999). Dearly loved by Jane (Bill) Bloomfield, of Kerwood; Caroline (Rich) Liddle, of London; and Yvonne (Kevin) Stewart, of Burk’s Falls. Adored grandmother of Melissa (Chris), Trevor (Megan), Derek (Natasha), Craig (Erika), and Clarke (Crystal). Cherished great-grandmother of nine great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her loving siblings. Cremation has taken place. A private family funeral service will be held at Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London. Interment at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Cemetery, in Mount Brydges. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Rita are asked to consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada or the Breast Cancer Society of Canada.

 

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Audrey Vanos Dear Wilms Girls, It was with great sadness that I heard of the passing of your mom. I have so many good memories of her and your dad and all the fun we had at your house. I remember when your mom let us make Shaka a pudding. My condolences. Wish I could give you all a hug. Audrey
Aleta and NellySorry for the loss of your Mother. She was a beautiful lady and a great neighbour. I often think fondly of our childhood growing up. I think of the times in the tent, trips to Boblo, trips to the beach. We had such fun together. I have such wonderful memories of our families together. We’ll be thinking of all of you during this sad time.
Petra I have so many great memories of your mom all through my childhood . I will be thinking of you during this sad time.
Maria and James VanosWilms Family, So very saddened to hear of your Moms passing . She will always hold a special spot in my heart. For so many years I had the pleasure of doing her hair and we always had lots to chat about. She was a kind and loving lady with a sense of humour and a ready smile I have missed over the last several years once she stopped driving and was no longer able to come out to see me. We send our heartfelt condolences to you Janey, Carol and Yvonne and your families in this very sad time. The loss of a mother is a tough one to bare a hopefully knowing she rests at your fathers side once again gives you all peace. Hugs to you all ,Maria and James and family 💕
Maria and James VanosWilms Family, So very saddened to hear of your Moms passing . She will always hold a special spot in my heart. For so many years I had the pleasure of doing her hair and we always had lots to chat about. She was a kind and loving lady with a sense of humour and a ready smile I have missed over the last several years once she stopped driving and was no longer able to come out to see me. We send our heartfelt condolences to you Janey, Carol and Yvonne and your families in this very sad time. The loss of a mother is a tough one to bare a hopefully knowing she rests at your fathers side once again gives you all peace. Hugs to you all ,Maria and James and family 💕
Joyce (Vanos) FeherSo very sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. She is part of many childhood memories and let’s not forget I was her baby sitter for Friday night bowling! Wish we could be there to hug you and reminisce. Thinking of all of you. Joyce
mary heppelleRita will be sorely missed here at 790. she was the moving force in keeping our coffee club vibrantfor these many year. in being a years long member of our euchre cluband, sending a birthday card to memberson their birthdays, and being a helping hand to anyone asking for her help. Rita is with the angels now, bless her
mary heppelleRita will be sorely missed here at 790. she was the moving force in keeping our coffee club vibrant for these many years. in being a member of our euchre clubfor many years,and, sending a birthday card to members on their birthdays, and being a helping hand to anyone asking for her help. Rita is with the angels now, bless her
Sandra SinkerRita, We acquired a friendship by being in the same room, sharing newspapers and treats. I will miss you and our little chats and our laughs, making everyday seem brighter. Your daughter Carol and her visits were always welcomed. Sincerest condolences. Sandra Sinker
NormaRita was such a dear and special friend. We enjoyed coffee club, cards, bingo and our trips shopping and to Mt Brydges. We also had lots of fun travelling together. David and Leslie grew to know your mom as well and will miss their special visits with her. Rita's presence at 790 will sure be missed. Rita always made me feel welcome and I will dearly miss our daily visits and her positive can do attitude! God Bless XO
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