PATRY, Rita (nee Coté), of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Wednesday, March 4, 2015, in her 62nd year. Loving wife of Andy Patry, and dear mother of Wayne Patry (Laina Laxamana). Loved daughter of Theresa Coté and the late Paul Coté. Also survived by two brothers, René and Ivan Coté, and one sister, Germaine Michaud. Rita was born in Chapleau, Ontario, Sept. 25, 1953. She was a former housekeeper at the Sarnia General Hospital. Everyone knew Rita as a bubbly, hardworking lady who loved fishing, hunting, and making grand meals for family and friends. She was diagnosed with leukemia on March 17, 2014, but lost her battle to cancer. Anyone who knew her was proud to call her a friend. She was a beautiful person that always put others before herself. In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada gratefully acknowledged. Arrangements entrusted to the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160). We will all miss you very much.
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