Rita Clare

Rita Evelyn Clare (Coons)

Wednesday, June 25th, 1941 - Sunday, March 22nd, 2020
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Rita "Boop" Evelyn Clare (nee Coons)
Passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side at Hospice Niagara on Sunday, March 22, 2020 in her 79th year. Beloved wife of 57 years to Robert. Loving mother of Darren (Adrienne) and Rick (Kelly).
Cherished grandmother of Josh, Ashley, Andrew (Braedi), Alyssa and great grandmother of Kiera. Dear sister of Allan Coons (Fran) and Pat Gasiorek (Ed) and sister-in-law Bev Coons. Predeceased by her brother Roy Coons.

Rita worked as a crossing guard for over 30 years at Lloyd Rice School in Welland. She was a devoted member of Holy Trinity Anglican Chuch in Fonthill and will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

Thank family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff a Hospice Niagara for care and compassion.

The memorial service to honour the life of Rita will be announced on a later date.
As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to Hospice Niagara, 2-403 Ontario Street, St. Catharines, ON L2N1L5, 905-984-8766.

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Sheila Arthur

Posted at 11:59am
My deepest sympathy to Bob and your family as well as Pat. I remember little "Boop" from Pelham high although she was a year or so behind me. Her picture is lovely. I empathize with your loss of your spouse, sister and best friend.
Sheila (Saunders, Leggett) Arthur

Doug and Sally Whaley

Posted at 01:38pm
Remembering you ,with fond memories

Carolyn Gasiorek

Posted at 08:37am
Rick, Darren and Family, My deepest condolences. Your mum was a lovely, fun loving lady with a Great Smile. She will be missed.
Carolyn Gasiorek

Jessa Chupik

Posted at 11:22am
Mrs. Clare was my crossing guard and then later a colleague when I did my student teaching at Lloyd Rice. She was the heart of the school and always was positive and caring towards everyone. My thoughts are with her family.

Pat Frank

Posted at 11:52am
Mrs. Clare was a trusted crossing guard & friend to my children. They refused to cross that road if Mrs. Clare wasn’t there. She was an important part of their school family. We often think of her when we pass Lloyd Rice.😔. The Frank Family

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