Maria (Rita) Roks (nee Helmes), age 84 of Stratford, ON and formerly of Delaware, ON, passed away suddenly on Thursday, May 20 2021. Beloved wife of Peter (2005) and loving mom to Jack and his husband Rick, Albert and his partner Sandra, Sonja and her partner Rick and Cindy. Loved Oma to Zack, Tyler, Hannah, Curtis & Lily.

Mom is survived by her sisters Toni, Lucy (Bert), Yvonne, Ingrid and her youngest brother Louis (Sandy). Much loved by her in-laws and many nieces and nephews.

Rita was born in The Hague, Netherlands on Feb. 7, 1937 and immigrated to Canada in 1955. She never lost her Dutch love of flowers and croquettes. 

Mom was very appreciative to all of the staff at River Gardens Retirement Home for their loving care and support over the last several years.

Mom’s sense of humour remained with her always, even during the past few months when her health was deteriorating.

Cremation has taken place. A celebration of mom’s life will take place at a later date.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation through W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford. 519.271.7411 www.wgyoungfuneralhome.com

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