Reitta K. Cox


Died: December 4, 2018
Place: People Care Oak Crossing, London

Jim Ellis
(Thursday, December 6, 2018)

We celebrate the life of this amazing woman. We are grateful that she is no longer suffering.
Reitta was my dad's baby sister and she was married to my mom's brother, George. Because they were in S. Africa for 20 years, we knew them mostly via conversations with our parents, pictures, and letters during our childhoods. We knew our parents loved them deeply. Recent years have provided opportunities to spend time with her, hear her personal stories and experience her humour, wit, and her love and concern for us. She was a very special woman in many ways. She courageously and gracefully adjusted to the many challenges and losses which life brought her way.
She would like to have had a Monarch butterfly released as part of her funeral because she saw in the metamorphosis of that beautiful creature, an analogy with her own unfolding into a new and deeper experience of Love.
She is the last of her generation in our family. We will miss her deeply.
We think prayerfully of her daughter, Katheleen, and the familly of her son, Sterling. May they be comforted by the Spirit of Peace and Grace, and by friends and family, and the knowledge that Reitta's loving influence in their lives will never end.

Peggy Matser
(Thursday, December 6, 2018)

Sending my sympathies to you, Katheleen and Kathryn, in this time of your loss. It sounds like your mom's life was full of service to community wherever she went, and to her final days. She made our world a better place. Now she joins your dad once again. Sending you and them love and light.

Melanie Douglas
(Saturday, December 8, 2018)

My sincere condolences on the loss of your mum. May she live in your memory for ever

Victoria Stirling
(Saturday, December 8, 2018)

My sincere condolences on the passing of a very special, caring and kind lady.
I was a good friend of hers for many years, and spent some great times with her while she was in People Care. Her enthusiasm for life never ceased to amaze me. However although I feel sadness at her demise I'm also happy for her that she has finally found the peace she wanted. Blessings to you all.

Grant Wren
(Saturday, December 8, 2018)

Gail and I have many memories of Reitta and George from spending summer time in Essex. Our families go back a long time. May your memories comfort you and the legacy Reitta leaves behind be a source of inspiration for many years to come.
Peace and blessings to all of you.

John and Helen Bowman
(Saturday, December 8, 2018)

Our condolences to you Kathleen and Sterling's family along with all those mourning Reitta's loss. We will miss knowing she was always there with prayers and good wishes. Blessings

Wendy Casey
(Saturday, December 8, 2018)

When my father who was a childhood friend of George was in People Care my brother and I experienced Reitta's kindness and loved to visit with her during coffee hour on Sundays. She was an interesting and truly lovely lady .

Sharon Steele
(Sunday, December 9, 2018)

My sincere condolences to you and your family, Katheleen. I am very sorry for your loss. May you draw strength and comfort from each other at this sad time.

Julie Dawley
(Wednesday, December 12, 2018)

We are so very sorry for your loss Rick, Sian, Emma and Luke. Reitta's obituary is a wonderful tribute to a beautiful and generous spirit. May your memories of Reitta and the love of family surround you and give you strength in the days ahead. Luv from Julie, Michelle and Matt

Joan Cox
(Thursday, December 13, 2018)

Kathleen, my sincere condolences on the loss of your mother, Reitta. It was a privilege to know and care for both your parents when I worked at peopleCare. Reitta was a woman of great faith who always had a kind word for everyone she met. Free from her suffering and united with her beloved George, may she now rest in the arms of her loving savior.

Edith & Nils Tveit
(Thursday, December 13, 2018)

Katheleen & family,
Sending you our sincere sympathy on your Mother's passing. Our thoughts are with you at this most difficult time.

Joyce Hawkins
(Friday, December 14, 2018)

Our aunt Reitta Cox was our mother Frances’ younger sister. They had two older brothers, Sterling and Murray. We were so happy when our mom and aunt Reitta came to reside together at peopleCare Oakcrossing for a couple of years after they had been apart for a long time. It gave us great joy to see the two of them together, holding hands and discussing events from their earlier years. We knew these precious times would come to an end, as they did when mom went to be with the Lord on December 20, 2016 in her 100th year. Although our visits with aunt Reitta have come to an end, we are comforted to see her released from her pain and we are assured that she is celebrating this Christmas in the presence of our Saviour Jesus Christ. We appreciate that we are able to continue to utilize the spiritual/musical gifts that have been passed down to us from the Ellis family and to treasure this inheritance we have received.

From the families of her nieces, Joyce Hawkins, Marilyn Shrable, Barbara Krogman and Eileen Banville

Sterling jolliffe
(Friday, December 14, 2018)

I will miss you aunt reitta