Rita Kopacki

1 September , 192810 March , 2019

Peacefully passed away in Kitchener on Sunday, March 10, 2019 in her 91st year. Predeceased by her beloved husband Stefan.

Loving mother of Stephen and his partner Hanna Szabo and Elaine Lewis and her husband Fred. Proud Grandma of Rachel, Benjamin and Andrew. Rita is the daughter of the late Frank and Angela Galuska (nee Grabiec) and was the youngest of thirteen siblings, the only one who was born in Hamilton. She will be fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and extended family. The family wishes to thank AR Goudie Nursing Home for the loving care provided over the last 7 years.

Visitation at the MARKEY-DERMODY FUNERAL HOME, 1774 King Street East (at Kenilworth) on Friday, March 15, 2019 from 11 am until the time of a Chapel Service at 12 pm. Interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. If desired, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.


  • Visitation Friday, 15 March , 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, 15 March , 2019

Rita Kopacki

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Paulette and Dave LaBrash

13 March 2019

Dear Stephen, Elaine,

Regrettably, we will not be able to attend your Mom's funeral but we pray that she is in heaven with your Dad already. Dave and I are in Hawaii and our kids and grandkids came to vacation with us.

I have fond memories of being well taken care of while staying in the bedroom off your living room when I was about 9 years old. I think you had a visit to Pointe-au-Baril to see where we moved after finishing our school year in Hamilton.

We appreciated seeing you at family funerals and would certainly have come to Auntie Winnie's if we were home.

Paulette and Dave