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Thursday November 15, 2012


Peacefully passed away, after a long courageous battle with cancer, at the Scarborough General Hospital on Monday, November 12, 2012, at the age of 78. Beloved wife of the late Hans Joachim Ziebell. Rita had a long and distinguished career with the Royal Bank of Canada. She was also a proud member and supporter of the Wimodausis Children's Foundation. Born in Bad Orb, Germany, Rita leaves behind Sisters Hilda, Christa (Jurgen) and many nieces and nephews residing in Germany. She is predeceased by her sister Maria (Herman). Rita will be sadly missed by her sister-in-law Doris and husband Jake, niece Denise, husband Tony and their children Megan and Matthew of Newcastle, Ontario. Rita will also be missed by her caring neighbours and many loving friends. A special thank you to her good friends Monique and Titsa for all of their care and endless support. Thank you as well to Dr. Mei Hwang and the staff of the Palliative Care Unit, Scarborough General Hospital. A memorial service will be held on Monday, November 19, 2012 at 1 p.m. at the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Avenue East, Agincourt 416-293-5211, with a gathering of family and friends 1 hour prior to the service at 12 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. You will always be in our hearts Rita.

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