Rita Orr

1927 - 2017

Rita Veronica Orr (nee Weiler) - peacefully at Gateway Haven, Wiarton, on Saturday November 25, 2017 at the age of 90 years. Loving wife and best friend to late Melvin “Bud” Orr for over 65 years. Devoted mother of John and his wife Joye, of Goderich; Richard (partner Ann Nguyen), of Calgary; and Joyce and her husband David Buchanan, of Wiarton. Proud grandmother of Andy Orr (wife Christina), Jody (husband Christopher Martin), John-David Buchanan (wife Elizabeth Peckover), and the late Bud Buchanan (2012); and great-grandmother of Jared and Kayla Orr, Nathan and Ava Martin, Malcolm and Beatrice Buchanan, and Ross and Wyatt Buchanan. Beloved sister of James Weiler (Sandra), of Burlington, Clarice (late Arthur Garrod), of Lion’s Head, and Jean (Doug Alexander), of Guelph; and sister-in-law of Billie Billings, Jean Weiler, and Ron Clayton, Opal Dore, and Marvin Orr (Ruth). Missed by her granddaughter-in-law Sleen Wales; and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Albert and Eleanor Weiler; brothers, John Weiler (Margaret), and Bill Weiler; sisters, Patricia Weiler, Rose Wood (James), Margaret (Ken Donnell), and Annette Clayton; brothers-in-law, Jim Purdy, Dan Trushinski and Claude Dore; and sisters-in-law, Helen Henderson (David) and Beatrice Orr. Friends are invited to celebrate Rita's life on Friday, December 1, 2017 at 2 o'clock at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Peninsula Chapel, 272 Berford St., Wiarton (519) 534-5341. Visitation one hour prior to service, with a luncheon to follow. Cremation has taken place. Donations to Friends of Gateway would be appreciated. Condolences may be expressed online at www.whitcroftfuneralhome.com

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