Rita Mae Allen

November 28, 1927February 12, 2013
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ALLEN, Rita Mae – Peacefully passed away at the Sault Area Hospital Plummer Site on Tuesday, February 12, 2013. Loving wife of the late Angus. Daughter of the late Wilfred and Alice Beauchamp. Dear sister of Agnes Haggerty (late Gerald) and predeceased by her brothers Gilbert (late Evelyn), Wilfred (late Lois), Justin (Reta), Winston (Mary) and sister Doreen Carroll (late Daniel). Sister-in-law of the late Anderson (Andy) (late Eileen) Allen. “Nana” of Matthew Allen. Special aunt of Philip Allen (Lynne), Diane Marshall (late Glennie) and Gail Trumble (Larry), and also by many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Arthur Funeral Home & Cremation Centre on Monday, February 18, 2013 from 7-9 pm. A funeral service will be held at Christ Church (585 Allen Side Rd) on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 11 am. Rev. Canon Earl Burke officiating. Interment West Korah Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Christ Church, World Vision or the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated. Expressions of sympathy may be offered at


  • Visitation Monday, February 18, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, February 19, 2013

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Jennifer Ferris

February 20, 2013

I am returning from Cuba today after being here a week. I have missed all the teary farewells as I could not be there. That is as it was meant to be I suppose. You will forever remain in my Heart and Soul Aunty Rita. You have had a hand in helping my single father raise two girls...Your love and nuturing has helped shape my life. I would not be the woman I am today without your guidance and teaching and patience. May you always REST IN PEACE...
Love Jennifer Beauchamp Ferris xoxoxo

February 19, 2013

Rita was such a blessing to many always encouraging the young people of the parish,

Mary Farrell

February 18, 2013

May God bless all of Rita's family and
friends. The angels are singing in heaven, Rita is home.

Brenda McQueen, Newbury, Ontario

February 18, 2013

Sorry we are not able to be with you as you celebrate the life of a very special lady...Graham and Norma Shell


February 17, 2013

My family has wonderful memories of Allen Gardens and Rita and Angus, and the entire Allen family. Hopefully you can celebrate her life tomorrow. She has been a custodian of a proud Allen heritage spanning over a century in the Soo. We know it will live on in all who remain.

February 17, 2013

On many occasions we were delighted to listen to Rita share her experiences from farm, work, church and family. We always enjoyed her special party cake and her advice on flower gardening. We will miss Rita. Our sympathy to her family. Page and Joyce Nicolson

February 16, 2013

I have fond memories of Rita at Christ Church. She was such a down to earth lady, always eager to help with a smile on her face. Rest in peace Rita you will be missed.

Anita Krezek

February 16, 2013

I have fond memories of Rita at Christ Church. She was such a down to earth lady, always eager to help with a smile on her face. Rest in peace Rita you will be missed.

Maureen Archibald

February 16, 2013

Sorry to hear of Rita's passing. She was a very special lady. Fond memories of her being our JA and GA leader at Christ Church, also all of her involvement with the church. God Bless you.
Many memories of Rita and my mom together.

Glynnice & Dan Cappellani

February 15, 2013

Our condolences to Diane, Philip, Lynne and family....Rita will certainly be missed. Her strong leadership in GA kept us connected and involved in church. I admired her endless energy and her wisdom in knowing when we "girls" needed the reins tightened. Christ Church teas won't be the same without Rita.
We'll miss her pleasant smile and friendly greetings.