It is with heartfelt sadness we announce the peaceful passing of our mother, Rita Hareguy on Friday, Mar. 18, 2016 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.
Born in Cambridge, Mass, USA, Rita was the daughter of the late Edward and Margaret (Whalen) Carew.
She was the last member of her immediate family.
Rita lived her whole life in Whitney Pier. She was an avid bingo player and will be missed by her many friends especially, Haddie O’Rourke. Rita’s home was always welcoming, she loved people to visit and she loved to entertain. Rita will be missed by all who knew her.
Rita is survived by her children, Ken (Jean) Carew, Jean (Brent) Pushie, and Joe (Darlene) Hareguy; eight grandchildren, Michael, Michelle, Doug, Kim, Kelly, Krista, Angie and Joel; 13 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister-in-law, Pearl (Fred) Clark; many loved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, across Canada and the United States.
Besides her parents, Rita was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Hareguy, son, Raymond in infancy, grandson, Joseph, sisters, Mary Murphy and Dorothy Margettie, brother, Bernard Carew and two brothers in infancy.
There will be no visitation for the late Rita Hareguy. A memorial mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, Mar. 22, 2016, at 10 a.m. in Holy Redeemer Church, Whitney Pier with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. Following the mass a reception will be held in the lower level of the church. A private family interment will take place in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donation in memory of Rita may be made to the Holy Redeemer Building Fund.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
“God has her in his keeping. We have her in our hearts.”
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WITH DEEPEST SYMPATHY IN THE LOSS OF YOUR BEAUTIFUL MOTHER RITA. YOU WILL TRULY MISS HER. LOVE LILLIAN AND TOM O'FLAHERTY
From: LILLIAN O'FLAHERTY
It was a blessing Knowing her, safe in the arms of Jesus, she is happy, remember her love she gave to all, You had a special Mother.
From: Brenda & George Leach
Rest In Peace my Angels you will be surely missed by all who love you.
From: Mike and Deborah Snow
I feel blessed to have had you in my life, I will miss you, and Ken, Jean, Brent, Jean, joe and Darlene, my heart goes out to you.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to the Hareguy family. Our prayers are with you in your time of sorrow.Rita was a special lady and will be missed by all.She is now in the hands of God. Rest in peace Rita.
From: Brian and Debbie Costigan
Sincere condolences for your loss. Rita and her siblings were good friends to my mother and father (Evelyn and Wilbert) years ago. Many wonderful times from what I remember.
From: Judy (Goodman) Colford
So sad to hear of Aunt Rita's passing. Our parents – Frank and Babs Hareguy, always spoke of Rita with such fondness. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Shelly (Hareguy) Micallef and family
From: Shelly (Hareguy) Micallef
My sincere condolences for the loss of your mother. She will be remembered fondly for her kindness and generosity.
Thinking of you all, we will miss Aunt Rita so much xoxo
Love Always Danny, Sylvia and Michelle
Our sincere condolences on your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
From: The Barrett Family, Paris, Ont.
Sorry about your loss Jean may she rest in peace xo
From: Sookie and Dave LeBlanc