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Mary Rita Collet

Mary Rita Collet

Age 90, Cheticamp. It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of our loving mother and nanny, Rita, on Wednesday, July 7, 2021, in the Sacred Heart Community Health Centre, Cheticamp. Rita was a daughter of the late Ernest and the late Alma (Fougère) Covin. She was born and raised in West Arichat until she married the love of her life Frank, whom with, she had 47 wonderful years. They moved to Cheticamp to be near their children and grandchildren, where she remained until her passing. Mom (Nanny) will always be remembered for her sense of humor, her loving heart, her love of shiny things, and perfume. You could always find her knitting, playing cards or praying.

Rita is survived by her sons, Donald (Lucie-Anne) Collet, and Pat (Carolin) Collet; daughters, Marie (Kenny) O’Toole, and Kathy (Lloyd) Sampson; 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Besides her husband, Joseph Frank Collet, Rita was predeceased by son, Francis (Chickie) Collet; granddaughter, Mary Sampson; great granddaughter, Shelby Skylar O’Toole; great grandson, Christopher Carson Bishop; 5 brothers and 3 sisters.

A funeral service with be held on Monday, July 12, 2021, at 10:30 A.M. in St. Peter’s Church, Cheticamp with Deacon Gerald LeBlanc officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to St. Peter’s Church, Cheticamp.

We will love you Forever and a Day!! Until We Meet Again.


  • Marietta July 10, 2021 9:21 pm

    My sincere condolences to Rita’s family.
    Rita was a wonderful person who treated me with much love and kindness which i will never forget. You will be missed and will always be in my thoughts and prayers.
    Rest in peace.

  • Linda Dorey July 10, 2021 2:33 pm

    So sorry for your loss ,Rita was a good friend of my mom (Blanche) and my aunt( Hattie) it was a lot of fun when they got together . Take care Linda(Forgeron)Dorey

  • FRED AND MARY BROUSSARD July 10, 2021 11:39 am


  • Martina MacDonald July 10, 2021 10:36 am

    God bless you Rita. Such a beautiful soul..
    Rest In Peace ❤️

  • Mary Stone July 9, 2021 9:56 pm

    Condolences to the family love from sister in law Mary Stone

  • Thelma Boudreau July 9, 2021 8:51 pm

    Sincere condolences to all Rita’s family….

  • Alex & Arabell Fougere July 9, 2021 3:06 pm

    Sincere condolences to all the family RIP Rita

  • Mona Seaward July 9, 2021 12:54 pm

    Condolences to all Rita’s family. Rita was always a star in my life. A loving person with deep faith always ready to listen and care. She had a wonderful sense of humor and her laugh was contagious. I always loved to see her. She will be missed as one of my favorite people. I will have a Mass said in her memory, in thanksgiving for her life. God bless you, Rita. I will miss you. Rest In Peace. You are with the angels. xoxo

  • Donna King July 9, 2021 7:49 am

    My sincere condolences to Aunt Rita’s family for your loss. May she be at peace now, and know that she’ll be watching over all of you.

  • Doris Poirier July 9, 2021 7:25 am

    Sympathies to the whole family from Albert and I.

  • Pamela July 9, 2021 6:48 am

    My sweet nanny I’ll love you forever

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