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Rita Koski

June 5, 1935 ~ August 17, 2020 (age 85)


Peacefully at Bluewater Health on Monday, August 17, 2020, Rita Koski of Sarnia passed away at the age of 85. Predeceased by her husband of 60 years Unto Koski (2017) and son Kenneth Koski (2009). Loving mom to daughters Ilona (Ron) Hawkes and Erika Hill. Cherished Nana to granddaughters; Kirsten (Jordan) Heisler and Molly Hill. Great grandma to Sophie Heisler. Rita also leaves behind her sister Janina and nephew Tarmo (Denise).

Born in Latvia, Rita came to Canada and became a registered nurse and made Sarnia her lifelong home. She loved books, music and feeding the backyard birds and squirrels. Cremation has taken place and it was Rita’s wishes to be interred along with her husband’s ashes in a private family service. Memorial donations may be made to the Sarnia Humane Society, Inn of the Good Shepherd’s Food Bank or the Salvation Army’s Food Bank would be appreciated by the family.  

Arrangements entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 102 N. Victoria St, Sarnia, ON, N7T 5W9. Memories, photos or messages of condolence may be shared at

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Private family services to be held.


Inn of the Good Shepherd Food Bank
115 John St, Sarnia ON N7T 2Z1

Salvation Army Food Bank
970 Confederation Church, Sarnia ON N7S 1A1
Tel: 1-519-337-3011

Sarnia Humane Society
131 Exmouth St, Sarnia ON N7T 5M3
Tel: 1-519-344-7064

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