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Rita Marie (nee McNeil) Brand

Rita Marie (nee McNeil) Brand

Passed on: January 17th, 2017

Dearly loved Rita passed away peacefully in the presence of family on January 17, 2017. Rita was born in Dominion, Nova Scotia to the late Roderick and Martha McNeil (nee MacKinnon). She is predeceased by her sisters, Elizabeth Cecelia Graham and Mamie McNeil.
She worked in clothing sales in Glace Bay N.S. and Eaton’s in Halifax. She was introduced to her dear and loving husband, Victor Roy Brand at The Mic Mac Boat club in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. They spent most of their life in Ottawa and she was the heart at the center of her family, raising her children, Brian (predeceased), Gary, Rick (spouse Lorraine), Leah and Neil. She will always be cherished by her grandchildren, Ryan, Shannon (spouse Michael), Cory and Samantha and will be greatly missed by her nieces, nephews, relatives and wonderful friends in Ottawa, Halifax, Dartmouth, Hamilton and Sarasota, Fla. A loving wife and mother, she was always stylish and full of verve and joy. She was a professional shopper and wonderful cook. She loved entertaining family and friends. She taught us courage, grace and resolve, always with that beautiful smile. Heartfelt thanks to her family physician Dr. Barbara Yeats and palliative care physician Dr. Lisa Cross. The family also wishes to thank all of the General Hospital Doctors, Nurses and Staff at the Chemotherapy Day Care Unit of the Cancer Center - General Campus and the entire palliative home care team at the Embassy West hospice. Friends may pay respects at the Kelly Funeral Home – Carling Chapel, 2313 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K2B 7G3, (613) 828-2313, on Friday, January 27, 2017 from 4 to 7 p.m. and on Saturday, January 28, 2017 after 10 a.m. A Memorial Service in Memory of Rita will follow in the chapel at 11 a.m. Reception to follow in the Arbor Lounge. In lieu of flowers In Memoriam donations to Hospice Care Ottawa appreciated. Sharing Memories and condolences at www.kellyfh.ca.


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