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Lahaie & Sullivan Cornwall Funeral Home - West Branch

20 Seventh Street West, Cornwall, ON

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Rita Josephine Benedict

11 July, 195723 August, 2020

BENEDICT, Rita – peacefully, after a courageous battle with dialysis for 13 years, kidney transplant and cancer, at the Ottawa General Hospital on Sunday August 23, 2020. Rita Benedict of Akwesasne Quebec; age 63. Rita was a health care aid for many years and a PSW for Mohawk Council. Rita Beloved wife of Richard Powless. Loving mother of John Jr. Terrance, Dorothia Terrance and Joseph Terrance. Cherished grandmother of Joseph Jr., Mason and Haidyn. Dear sister of Margaret Benedict, Jean Benedict, Darlene Gray, Benson Benedict, Silas Benedict and Stanley Benedict. Predeceased by her parents David James Benedict, Theresa Leaf Benedict, her chosen father Henry Smoke, her siblings Jimmy, Caroline, Pauline, Chester, Betty and husband John Donald Terrance. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Lahaie and Sullivan Funeral Home, West Branch, 20 Seventh Street West in Cornwall (613-932-8482). All services are private as requested by Rita. Messages of condolences may be left at www.lahaiesullivan.ca.

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Lorna Leaf-Herne

24 August 2020

My deepest condolences to Rita's family and friends. She was our nanny ( my sister was known as " koo koo bird". Rita always called her that whenever our paths crossed.😪 she will always have a spot in my heart.

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