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Zita Lafferty

December 25, 1913April 29, 2021

LAFFERTY, Zita (nee Couture) December 25th, 1913 – April 29th, 2021 Zita Harriet Lafferty, 107, of Trenton Ontario. With great sadness we announce the passing of our dear mother, Zita Harriet Lafferty on Thursday, April 29th, 2021 at Belleville General Hospital. Beloved wife of the late Harry Francis Laffety. Born on December 25th, 1913 in Trenton, Ontario to Oliver and Catherine Couture, Zita was the second youngest of her late siblings Alphonse, Isabel, Genevieve, Kathleen, Leota and Gerard. Devoted mother of Roger and his wife Patricia of Trenton, Barbara and her husband Ronald Moran of Oshawa, Paul and his wife Rhonda of Trenton, and Peggy and her husband Dennis Reid of Surrey BC. Lovingly remembered by her cherished grandchildren Mark (Kim) Lafferty and Ian (Michelle) Lafferty, Gregory Moran, Michelle (Michael) LaMarche, Dayna (Robbie) Edwards, Heather (Douwe) Schuurmans, Rebecca (Justin) Hill, Catharine Reid (Gordon Guo) and Christine (Tom) Chipman, and 11 great grandchildren. Mom and Dad married November 13th, 1939. They moved from the transport business site and the “house on the highway’ to the farm and the ‘house on the hill’ in 1951 or 1952 and raised their family. Shortly after Dad passed away in 1992, Mom moved to Faith Place in Oshawa. She was very happy living in Oshawa and always said she didn’t know a country mouse could be happy in the city. In 2014 Mom moved back to Trenton to Crown Ridge Retirement Residence after her 100th birthday. While at Crown Ridge, Zita had many local and out of town visitors including Crown Ridge residents who remembered her from school years and family life in Trenton and stopped by to renew acquaintances. We would like to thank everyone who took such good care of Mom while living at the Crown Ridge Retirement Residence and most recently the staff at Belleville General Hospital in her final few days. Special thanks to Dr. Greg Van de Mosselaer and Amanda. We will miss Mom and her love and support. Always in our thoughts, prayers and memories. May she rest in peace. Private Funeral Service to take place at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234). Memorial donations may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society.


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Scott Couture

May 6, 2021

Roger, Barb, Paul and Peggy... My deepest condolences to you and your families. I have many fond memories of visiting Aunt Zita and Uncle Harry on the farm when I was a kid so many, many years ago. Visiting the animals in the barn, the family reunion at the farm, exploring the creek behind the "house on the hill", playing with the antique telephone in the house, rides on the skidoo, and on and on. Your mother was quite a lady and her memory will live on for a long time to come.

Barb and Gary Minacs

May 6, 2021

Our deepest condolences to your family on the passing of a beautiful lady Mrs. Lafferty. She was such an inspiration to so many through her deep faith, her determination and her independence. She gave a new meaning to Senior years. She will be greatly missed.

Bonnie McCauley Bilcox

May 3, 2021

Our deepest condolences to the Lafferty family. Zita and my mom, Ruth, shared stories and I would share old photos on my tablet while they were having their hair done at Crown Ridge...they shared memories of St. Alphonsus church suppers, school stories of St. Peter's ( Dad, Bob McCauley was 4 grades behind Zita), township events when Harry was Reeve and Dad road superintendent and other stories from early Trenton. Loveliest of ladies , Zita, an angel in heaven! Remarkable woman!

Emma Lafferty

May 3, 2021

I remember always going to Great Grandmas house and visiting a lot when I was younger, I used to call her Grandma in Washington cause I could never say Oshawa lol. But I remember always playing with Andy her stuffed dog and always listening to her stories. You will be missed Grandma.

Linda and Bill Dickson

May 3, 2021

Sending my deepest condolence to the family. .
She was a beautiful woman.

RoseMarie Lillie

May 1, 2021

Barb and all the family... Condolences to all of Zita’s family. I sat behind her and you Barb when going to St.Gregory’s church in Oshawa. What a beautiful long life she had. May she RIP now.

Ken Rose

May 1, 2021

A tremendous lady. An honour and a privileged to have known her and her late husband. Special condolences go out to her family.

John and Martha Lafferty

April 30, 2021

Dear Barb, Peggy, Roger, Paul and families. Your mother lived a long and productive life. Aunt Zita left behind many blessings and she will be dearly missed. “ Wherever a beautiful soul has been there is a trail of beautiful memories”. Rest in peace gracious lady.
With much love, John and Martha.

Diane Payette

April 30, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with you all, Mrs Lafferty was a wonderful woman that will be missed & remembered by many.
I will cherish my memories of the many times I spent at the Lafferty home as a child. God bless.