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Rita Bourke

Rita Bernadette Bourke (Dillon)

Tuesday, June 8th, 2021
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BOURKE, Rita Bernadette -

Passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at the age 89. Beloved wife of the late Sean Bourke. Dear mother of Raymond, Rosita, Richard and his wife Sarah, Rita and her husband Tim. Foster mother of Sharon and her husband Michael Gleeson and Bonita. Proud grandmother to Montana, Marissa, Chelsea, Dillon, Jarret and Jordyn. Great-grandmother to Paislee. Sadly missed by her sister Irene, as well as extended family in Canada, Ireland and England.

Mrs. Bourke will be resting at the W.C. Town Funeral Chapel, Whitby on Friday, June 11, 2021. Please call the funeral home if you wish to attend the visitation (905) 668-3410. Funeral Mass will be held at St. John the Evangelist on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 10am. Attendance is limited, please call the funeral home if you wish to attend. Interment at Resurrection at a later date. Donations in Memory of Rita may be made to a charity of your choice.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, June 11th, 2021 |
    Friday, June 11th, 2021
    W. C. Town Funeral Chapel
    110 Dundas Street East
    Whitby, Ontario L1N 2H7
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  • Service

    Saturday, June 12th, 2021 | 10:00am
    Saturday, June 12th, 2021 10:00am
    St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church
    903 Giffard Street
    Whitby, Ontario L1N 2S3
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    If you wish to attend Mrs. Bourkes memorial service from a distance, please join the family via live stream at on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 10am.
  • Interment

    Resurrection Catholic Cemetery
    355 Taunton Road East
    Whitby, Ontario L1R 3L4
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Private Condolence

Susan Harris

Posted at 11:11am
My deepest sympathies to the family. Rita was such a kind generous soul who loved her family so much. All who had the pleasure of knowing her received a great gift, I know that I did. The service was wonderful and she would have been so full of joy and pride. May you take comfort in all the wonderful memories that you carry. My thoughts are with you all.
Love Susan

Dorothy Stokes-Cleary

Posted at 10:03am
To Raymond, Rosita, Richard and Rita and your families,

We are so sorry for your loss. Rita was such a lovely person. Her visits were a joy and she was always a wonderful friend to Joan.

Although we cannot be with you in person on Saturday, we will join you online to say a final good bye.

Dermot, Dorothy, Aisling, Derval and Conor

Brian Dillon and Family

Posted at 09:59am
God Bless My Auntie Rita May She Rest In Peace
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Sonya Weisman

Posted at 05:06pm
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
With Love from Simon, Sylvia, Sonya and Deirdre and families

Terry Jeyes

Posted at 11:51am
We are so very sorry for the loss of your wonderful mom. She was a lovely caring woman. Please know that I am thinking of you all and my thoughts are with you.
With Love Terry, Rob, Mackenzie and Taylor

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