Rita Rits Lavoie

August 1, 1951April 20, 2011

LAVOIE, Rita – With great sadness, our family announces her peaceful passing surrounded by family on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at the age of 59. Beloved daughter of Melanie and the late Emile. Loving companion and best friend of Jeff. Truly one of a kind mother of Mike (Jen) and Glenn. Precious Mimi of Corey, Skylar, Taylor and Harlee. Beautiful sister of Regina (Wayne), late Elizabeth, Tonie (Jim) and Rene (Darcy). Special Auntie to Jeff, Nathalie, Julian, Lance, Tania, Sabrina and Rene. Missed by her beloved dog Sassy and the late Shylo. Deeply mourned by special friends Trisha, Margo and Harry, Kevin, Joanne and her entire, wonderful Trout Lake family. Your love and kindness to our Rita is deeply appreciated. She smiled when talking about each and every one of you. Friends and family are invited to the Arthur Funeral Home & Cremation Centre for a celebration of our beautiful Rita’s life on Sunday, April 24, 2011 from 6 – 9 pm. Memorial contributions to Sault Ste. Marie Humane Society in Rita and Shylo’s memory or the SAH Cancer Care Fund would be greatly appreciated by the family.


  • Celebration of Rita's Life Sunday, April 24, 2011

Rita Rits Lavoie

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May 31, 2011

My sweet Rita. I will carry you with me like a love letter, always.

May 9, 2011

Heard of your loss. My condolences to you and your family.
Brian Clouthier

Tony Caruso

May 4, 2011

It was shocking and sad today to find out of Rita's passing.I will miss her friendly talks and funny laugh.She be greatly missed at Trout Lake.My condolences to Jeff and families.

April 28, 2011

Tonie Stevens

April 28, 2011

Hey, how do you say goodbye to a sister that you thought you would grow old with? They say God only takes the good ones and I now know that to be were one in a million! We laughed and cried and fought together, but we always loved each other through it all...that makes me smile. It's incredible that I won't be able to just pick up the phone and say "What do you think about this?", but you're that little touch on my cheek and that gentle little whisper in my ear. I promised that no matter what, I would never let go your hand and I never will. I will see you someday, little sister. Until then, hang on tight! I will love you always.

April 27, 2011

I just found out the very sad news... Jeff, Mike and family I'm so sorry for your loss. I only worked with Rita for a short time but I enjoyed working with her, her positive energy and outlook on life was inspirational. She was an amzazing person, I will miss her.

Tania, Dave and Courtney Gagnon

Norman & Diane Delarosbil

April 27, 2011

We were so sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. The loss of someone so close is difficult to bear. We're sending you hugs from afar. Sincere condolences.

Joe, Debbie & Sage Gutgsell

April 26, 2011

Rita will live in our hearts always. Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.

Germaine (bizoune) Cote

April 26, 2011

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Kathy Muis

April 26, 2011

Jeff, we are all so sorry for your loss and are thinking of you and your family at this tough time.
Kathy, Ken, Melissa and Corey