It is with great sorrow that we, the family, announce the passing of the late Rita Ann Tushaus (MacIntyre) at the MacGillivray Guest Home, in Sydney, on Thursday, December 23, 2021, at the age of 96.

Born in East Bay on June 27, 1925, Rita was the daughter to the late Daniel and Sadie MacIntyre.

Family was everything to Rita. She was a member of the St. Anthony Daniel Church, Sydney. Rita is a veteran, in her earlier years she was employed at the Radar Base in Sydney.

Rita is survived by her daughter, Marguerite (Greg) Kennedy, Little Lorraine; sons, Carl (Maryanne), Sydney, and Mark (late Linda MacRae), Sydney; sister, Susan (late Joseph) MacEachern; granddaughters, Melissa (Robert) MacLean, Albert Bridge, Rita Kennedy, Sydney, Karen Kennedy, Little Lorraine, Melanie (John) Wilson, Smithers, B.C., Chrystal Tushaus, Halifax, and Tara (Jeff Augustus), Sydney; grandsons, Christopher (Janelle) Tushaus, Halifax, Carter (Kelly) Wilson, Mira; great-grandsons, Ricky Leach, Halifax, Ty Augustus, Sydney, Ben Augustus, Sydney, Joel Tushaus, Halifax, Jake Tushaus, Halifax, Owen Kennedy, Little Lorraine, and sisters-in-law, Catherine MacIntyre, and Norine MacIntyre.

Besides her parents, Rita was predeceased by her daughter, April Wilson; sisters, Mary (Frank) Quinn, Catherine MacIntyre, Margaret MacIntyre, Theresa (Donald MacArthur), and brothers, John MacIntyre, Michael MacIntyre.

A special thank you to all the nurses and staff at the MacGillivray Guest Home for your continued care and compassion during this final stage of Rita’s life. Your incredible care and proactive approach made Rita’s stay comfortable and provided peace of mind for her family.

Visitation and memorial service to celebrate the life of Rita Tushaus will be held today (Tues., Dec. 28, 2021) at Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church St.), Whitney Pier. A gathering of family and friends will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. with the memorial service to follow at 11 a.m. in the All Faith Chapel with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. Interment will take place in St. Mary’s Cemetery, East Bay, at a later date.

Covid protocols will be practiced at the service and for those unable to attend, Live Streaming will be available on our Website.

Donations in memory of Rita may be made to the MacGillivray Guest Home or a charity of one’s choice.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.

Our Special Angel is now in heaven;
And in our loving memories and hearts;
Until we are together once again.

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