Rita Marie Berbee
February 13, 1923 - February 4, 2007
Berbee, Rita Marie - Rita Marie Berbee passed away at the Extendicare Nursing Home in Cobourg, ON, on February 4, 2007, just nine days short of her 84th birthday. She was born on February 13, 1923, attended grade school in Brampton and SS No 5 Chinguacousy, a historic one-room country school, and graduated from Brampton High School. Rita followed in her mother's footsteps when she earned her RN at St Michael Hospital's School of Nursing in Toronto. She engaged in an on-call nursing practice in Toronto for several years. She later obtained a degree in public health nursing at the University of Ottawa. Rita achieved her professional goal when she became an administrator of public health nursing in the city of North York, later to become part of Toronto. Memorabilia from her retirement party attest to how highly she was esteemed by her professional associates. Rita also had many other interests. She became a life long history buff in high school and was very interested in politics at all levels. She was an enthusiastic sports fan, especially of the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Blue Jays. Her hobbies included cooking, photography and wide-spread international travels. She acquired many life-long friends dating back as far as her nursing school days. Rita is survived by her brother John (Flora) of Madison WI, her sister Mary Anthony (Murray) of Toronto and by many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Peter and her sister Muriel Mathews. A Catholic memorial service will be held at the MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St. E. in Cobourg ON at 11:30 AM on Friday, February 9, 2007 with a luncheon to follow. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.
Friday, February 9, 2007 11:30 a.m.
MacCoubrey Funeral Home, Cobourg
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