After a long and courageous battle with COPD and Congestive Heart Failure she passed away peacefully at home with family and children by her side on Monday, June 14, 2021 at the young age of 56.
Loving mother of Rhonda Crossman, Bobbie Lynn Crossman (Derek), Alicia Crossman (Paul), William Stone (Stephanie), Crystal Thompson (Jeremy), Jeremy Foster and her adopted daughters Mary and Caitlynn. Cherished grandma of Jacob, Joshua (Tallya), Joseph, Cloey, Lilian, Jordan, Colin, late James, Michaela, Evelyn, Monty, Dante and Dylan. Predeceased by her parents George Pearce and Geraldine Hall. Dear sister of Irene Paul (Gordon), George Pearce, late Michael Pearce, Patrick Pearce (Marie),late Susan Duggan (Mike), Linda Pearce, late Theresa Harvey (Randy), Sharon Pearce, Heidi McLeod, and late David Sr. Hall. Rita will be deeply missed by many wonderful nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date. Memorial contributions payable by cheque or online the to Heart and Stroke Foundation or Sault Area Hospital - Cancer Care Fund would be greatly appreciated. A special thank you to her sister Sharon and adopted daughter Mary for taking care of her with compassion and love. The family would like to extend their gratitude to Dr. Berg, Dr. Ann Lee and the staff at the Sault Area Hospital 3B and ICU for all their care. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Arthur Funeral Home - Barton & Kiteley Chapel (492 Wellington St. East 705-759-2522). Please visit www.arthurfuneralhome.com to leave a message of condolence as a keepsake for the family.