Obituary of Rita Marie Josephine Arsenault
The death occurred peacefully at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Charlottetown PEI on June 22nd, 2023, of Rita Marie Josephine Arsenault of Charlottetown.
Aged 84 years at the time of passing, Rita was born in Mont-Carmel, Prince Edward Island, to the late Jaddus and Catherine (Caissie) Arsenault. Mother of Peter, Carole Anne, Robert, Elizabeth Anne, and Dawn. Predeceased by brother Marc, sister Irene Cormier, and brother Norman, who died in infancy.
Rita was unwaveringly independent. Always kind and thoughtful to grandkids, nieces, and grandnieces. An avid reader, often consuming a novel (English Authors favored) in a day or two. Also, a first-rate NY Times Crossword puzzle solver. Rita worked 28 years at the Sacred Heart Home in Charlottetown, making numerous friends, providing loving care for elderly patients, and bringing home daily stories of joy, laughter, and melancholy. A long serving member of Friends of Confederation Centre Library, and volunteer at the local Food Bank. Rita enjoyed monthly movies at the City Cinema and daily conversations with long-time cherished friend Carol Mackinnon.
Special thanks to Rita’s nieces, Yvette (Allen) Gallant, Christine (Peter) McNeill, and Gloria (Rheal) Arsenault. Also, Dr. Jason Thompson, Jill Scott (PEI Housing), Susan Curley (Social Worker), Carol MacKinnon, and East Prince Funeral, for all the kindness and support.
A private Celebration of Life will be scheduled at a later date.
In the late 1980's, a group of citizens from the East Prince area met to discuss the possibility of establishing a co-operative funeral home. Two such homes were operating successfully in Prince County, namely the West Prince Funeral Home in Palmer Road and the Evangeline Funeral Home in Urbainville. As a result, on January 24th, 1989, the East Prince Funeral Co-operative Ltd. was formed.
East Prince Funeral Home
245 Pope Rd, Summerside, PE C1N 5T2, Canada
Phone: (902) 436-0915
Fax: (902) 888-3112