Rita Grolway

Rita Ann Grolway (Gagnon)

Monday, June 9th, 1930 - Monday, December 30th, 2019
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GROLWAY, Rita Ann - Passed away peacefully at Starwood Lodge on Monday, December 30, 2019 in her 89th year. Grolway, Rita Ann passed away peacefully at Starwood Lodge on Monday, December 30, 2019 in her 89th year. Rita Grolway (nee Gagnon) of Pembroke, beloved wife of the late Grant Joseph Grolway. Loving mother of Debra, David (Shelley), Cathy (Mike). Rita was blessed with her Grandchildren, Christopher, Michael, Matthew, Courtney, Nicholas and 9 Great Grandchildren. Also, left to mourn are in-laws Ray(Claudia) and Mary(Clayton) and many cousins, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased her parents, John Gagnon & Annie Fitzpatrick, as well as brothers, John and Lorne and sisters, Margaret, Grace and Theresa. Mom started her career in 1952 after graduating from Lorrain School of Nursing. She was always caring for not only her family but many others. In keeping with Mom's wishes she has been cremated. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Pembroke at a later date. Interment of Ashes in St. Columba’s Cemetery, Pembroke. As an expression of sympathy, donations to Our Lady of Lourdes Parish located at 280 Lourdesview Drive, Pembroke, ON or to the Dementia Society of Renfrew County, 116 - 16 Edward Street S., Arnprior, ON or to a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated. Online Condolences may be left at
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    Our Lady of Lourdes Church
    280 Lourdesview Dr.
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    A Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Lourdes church at a later date.
    Rev. William J. Kenney
  • Interment

    St. Columba's Cemetery
    TV Tower Rd.
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  • Reception

    Our Lady of Lourdes Church
    280 Lourdesview Dr.
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Carlos Probst and Family

Posted at 05:24pm
On behalf of my family (Carlos, Mireille, Angelita, Antonio and Jonathan) our condolences for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
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Randy Kruschinske

Posted at 01:46pm
Deb, Dave and Cathy- so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a beautiful soul with a kind heart. Randy K.


Posted at 08:57pm
Dear Debbie, I haven’t seen you in awhile but when I would see your mom and dad over the years here, I would think of you guys. They were always so proud of you and the kids. I didn’t know your dad had passed away previously and am now sorry to hear that your mom passed away too. Thinking of you.
Julie Pilatzke (Donnelly)

Debra A.Legal Posted at 09:11am

Thank you seems like yesterday you were babysitting the boys💕 You were always their favourite....hope all is well with you and your family ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Barbara Brunette

Posted at 05:37pm
Our deepest sympathy to you Debbie and your family. She was a lovely lady. You are in our thoughts.
Love Barbara and Tom Brunette

Debra A.Legal Posted at 10:36am

Thank you so much Barb...hope you oth are well....


Posted at 03:25pm
Dear Cathy and family,
My thoughts are with all of you at this difficult time. May you find comfort in the happy memories, during the difficult days ahead.
Jo-Ann Girvan

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