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Rita Marguerite Bourque


Rita Marguerite Bourque

Rita Marguerite Bourque (nee Allain), 95, of Lakeview Manor, Riverview, passed away peacefully at the Moncton City Hospital, on Monday, July 9, 2018.  She was the widow of Lorenzo Bourque. 

She will be sadly missed by her three children, Claudette Staniforth (Richard) of St-Marc, Que, Thomas (Karon) of Cocagne and Terrance (Venette Godbout) of Moncton, eight grandchildren Derrick (Beatrice) Carter, Wendy (Les) Guptil, Jaime (Mandy) Carter, Diana (Steve), Sandra (Marty) Wry, Georgina "Gini" (Wray) Dunn, Thomas Jr (Lise-Anne), and Christina Bourque.  She will also be missed by fifteen great-grandchildren, Amanda, Nicholas, Chelsey, Justin, Terrance Jr (TJ), Taylor, Cole, Hunter, Abigail, Mackenzie, Jacob, Allison, Wade, Natalie and Simon; two great great-grandchildren, James and Arya, her namesake (due soon) Hadley Marguerite and daughter-in-law Rita Bourque.     

She was predeceased by one granddaughter, Tanya Bourque, her parents Alvina (nee Bourque) and Cyril Allain; five brothers, Medrick, Zoel, Joseph, Aurele, Albert and three sisters, Marie, Zelima and Delphine.  

Her interests included dogs, clothes, dancing and listening to music.  She will forever be remembered for her dry, quick wit and her beauty.  

A time to celebrate and honour Rita Marguerite’s life will be held from Fergusons Funeral Home Reception Centre, 1657 Mountain Road, Moncton (858-1995) on Thursday, July 12, 2018 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. A graveside service will take place on ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Friday, July 13, 2018 at 10:00 am at The Shediac Road Cemetery. Online condolences for the family may be shared at 

No flowers please.  Donations to the Lakeview Manor, Activities Program or a memorial of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family. 

The family would like to sincerely thank the Lakeview Manor and their staff for the love, compassion and exceptional care given to Mom during her last year.  It was noticed and greatly appreciated.   

The family would also like to thank the Moncton City Hospital Palliative Care Unit for the care given to her during the last week of her long life.  

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A time to celebrate and honour Rita Marguerite's life will be held on Thursday, July 12, 2018
Visitation Time
6:00 to 9:00 pm
Visitation Location
Fergusons Funeral Home Reception Centre

Burial Date
July 13, 2018
Burial Time
10:00 am
Burial Location
Shediac Road Cemetery

Requested Charity
Lakeview Manor Activities Program or memorial of choice