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elevated 5twIp Visitation
Monday September 13, 2021 from 11am to 1pm

elevated 5twIp * Due to COVID 19 restrictions the visitation will be limited to 30 people every half hour. Guests may have to wait a few minutes at any given time.

elevated 5twIp Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
211 Langstaff Road East, Thornhill, ON, L3T 3Z6

elevated 5twIp Private Funeral Mass
Monday September 13, 2021 at 1:30pm                                     

elevated 5twIp Chapel of St. Joseph  Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
211 Langstaff Road East, Thornhill, ON, L3T 3Z6

elevated 5twIp * Due to COVID 19 restrictions the Mass will be Private

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elevated 5twIp Interment Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery
8361 Yonge Street, Thornhill, ON, L3T 2C7

elevated 5twIp Obituary

elevated 5twIp It is with heavy hearts we announce the peaceful passing of Rita Elizabeth Merrick on September 10, 2021 at age 98 ½. Beloved mother to Barbara, and Kevin (Kelly). Predeceased by her, sons Peter Joseph (1968), Gerald Bernard (1989), and John Gary (1997) and husband John Bernard Merrick (1995). Cherished grandmother to Leeanne (Rob), Adam (Leigh), Lori, Miranda (Brad), Avery and Jenny. Adored great grandmother to Mitchell, Meghan, Bradley, Faith, Vincent, and Matthew. Loving daughter to the late Joseph and Theresa Gallivan. Sister to Fred (Shirley) Gallivan, Mary (Frank) O’Reilly, Shirley (Ben) Lack, and Betty (Tom) Massie. A true matriarch, wonderful loving mother, grandmother and friend to many. Rita will be remembered for her generosity and kindness. Rita was an active member in CWL, and Friendship Club at St. Michael’s Parish in Oakville.

elevated 5twIp Donations in Rita’s honour may be made to the Heart and Stoke Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society, and the Society of the little flower.