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Julia Rita MacGibbon

February 6, 1921 ~ August 1, 2018 (age 97)

We the family of the late Rita MacGibbon, formerly of New Waterford, and Weston
Ontario, announce her peaceful passing on August 1, 2018, at Harbourstone Enhance Care
Centre, Sydney. 
Rita was born in Sydney she was the daughter of the late Peter and Mathilda (Arsenault)
We will always remember mom for her homemaking abilities, sense of humour, her many card
games (which she usually won) and always welcoming family and friends into our home. 
Mom is survived by her five children, Lloyd (Shirley) MacGibbon, Sally (Gordon) Matheson,
Loretta “Lorie” Steadman, Peter  (Marion) MacGibbon, Don (Barbra) MacGibbon. Also surviving are her
six grandchildren, Randy (Monica) Matheson, Trina (Rob) Matheson, Kim (Brad) Steadman,
Christine MacGibbon, Danny MacGibbon, and Kayla MacGibbon; five great-grandchildren, Ryle
(Jill) Matheson, Tessa Matheson, Tia (Joel) Proulx, Jessy Howell, and Maxwell Eibl, and one
great-great-granddaughter, Miah Belle Matheson; brother-in-law, Dave (Anne) MacGibbon;
also, many nieces and nephews, and cousins.
Mom was predeceased by her husband, William “Bill” MacGibbon, July 10, 1989; sister, Mary
(Frank) Chezenko; brothers, Donnie (Mary) Muise, Joseph and Arthur, Daughter in law Shirley (Grimes) MacGibbon
A very special thank you to the staff and mom’s friends at My Cape Breton Home for Seniors,
which she considered “home” for many years, she truly loved each and every one of you. Also,
to the caring staff at Harbourstone Enhanced Care, who looked after mom in her final days, and
a thank you to Dr. Smith and Dr. Hall.
Cremation has taken place, memorial service will be held on Wednesday August 8, 2018 at 11
a.m. in the SW Chant &Son Funeral Home Chapel, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney, with Rev. Sheldon
Chant officiating, with reception to follow. Private family burial at Union Grove Cemetery, New
Memorials can be made to Children’s Wish Foundation, SPCA, Calvin United Church, New
Waterford, or a charity of your choice.
Online condolences may be made by visiting
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of

Donations may be made to:

401 E Broadway, Sydney NS B1N 3K1

Calvin United Church
417 Smith Street, New Waterford NS B1H3R3
Tel: 1-902-862-2436

Children's Wish Foundation

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