Brus, Rita

BRUS, Rita

1925 - 2019

Surrounded by her loving family, Rita passed away peacefully at the CHUS-Fleurimont on March 29th, 2019 at the age of 93.   

Rita is predeceased by her husband John and her youngest daughter Lucy. She leaves to mourn her daughter Diane and sons Hans, Gerry, Charles and Rene as well as their spouses. She will be dearly missed by her 11 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren, numerous other relatives and dear friends living in Canada and in Holland.

Visitation will take place at the Cass Funeral Home, 900 Clough St., Ayer's Cliff, Quebec, (, on Saturday, April 6th, 2019 from 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.  A funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. at the St-Barthelemy church. Private burial at a later date.

 The family wishes to sincerely thank the doctors, nurses and staff at CHUS Fleurimont, 4th floor, for the attentive and compassionate care given to Rita.

 In memory of Rita, donations to the CHUS Foundation, 530, 10e Avenue S, Sherbrooke, QC, J1G 2R9, would be appreciated by the family. Rita will be missed by all who knew her.

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all the Brus Family

I Send my Sincere Sympathies to all of you /May she R I P/ A Great Lady will be missed/
Mary Lou Gustin

Mary Lou Gustin, April 1, 2019

The families of Rita Brus

Although flowers wither, die and disappear, their precious perfume remains. Like these bright flowers, those we love never die, they remain with us forever imprinted in our memories. Our thoughts are with everyone at this time of sorrow.

Danny and Lynn Gustin, April 1, 2019


Dear Gerry
I'm so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a force of nature. A beautiful spirit. Keep your precious memories close. God bless.
Marsha Mosher

Marsha Mosher, April 1, 2019

All the Brus Family

I send my sincere sympathies to all of you

catherine whitcomb, April 1, 2019

Diane and the Bruss family

A dear family friend and wonderful lady who will be dearly missed. Our sympathies to the Bruss family. Rust in vrede Rita.
The Meesen Family

Suzanne Meesen, April 1, 2019

Dianne, Hans, Gerry, Charles and Rene

Sorry to hear of the passing of your mother.
She endured heavy bombing of her village and home farm at age 19 and was moved, evacuated, 100 km to the north east. Together with most of the village of Groesbeek to Groenlo, at that moment a safe place. Only 6 months later the Netherlands were liberated after heavy fighting with the Germans and again she survived the war so close by.
The good news was that the friendliest guy of Groenlo had met her in between his “underground” fight against the Germans.
After settling in the Groenlo neighbourhood, they heard about the plans to emigrate to the country that liberated Holland. Those plans were made by Wim after coming back from a four year mission to get Indonesia back from Japanese occupation.
Because of their people skills John and Riek managed to get a farm of their own and so did Wim and Dien in Quebec and within 2 years after landing. The rest is history!
One memorable thing I remember was a letter at the first Xmas in which John wrote that is was so cold out there that you had to walk backwards while peeing...
John and Riek had so many stories and tales to tell and experienced so many things , that you can easily write two books about them.
It is sad that you are gone

Mariëtte and Hans Brus, Tillsonburg, April 1, 2019

Diane, Hans, Gerry, Charles en René

Ook van ons gecondoleerd met het verlies van jullie moeder, maar ook oma en oma-oma. We wensen jullie sterkte in deze tijd. Heel fijn dat we haar onlangs in oktober nog hebben gezien en gesproken bij Steve en Alda.
Als vitale dame op leeftijd genietend van de mensen om haar heen..

Liefs Frans en José Luttikholt- Brus

José , April 2, 2019

Family of Rita Brus

Safe passage for Rita, a truly lovely lady.
John and Jane Mahoney.

John Mahoney, April 2, 2019


My parents just let me know of your Mom's passing. I am sorry for your loss and will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Dr Sean Mahoney, April 2, 2019

Fam. Brus

Although there was an ocean between us, there was always contact. My first memory is of 1973. Oom Johan and tante Riek visited Holland. There was always a smile on their face, they clearly enjoyed life.
Much later in 2012 we visited Canada with our daugthers. Tante Riek took us out for shopping and was a "suikertante" for our daugthers.
She was ahead of her time being an ambitious woman.
We will not forget her.
We wish you strength with this loss.

Fons, Jeannet, Paula, Tamar

Fam. Sondag, April 2, 2019

Diane and Hans

Je suis désolé que vous avez perdu votre vie n'aime.j'espère que vous recevez le confort que vous avez besoin durent votre temp de deuil. ROMAIN 15:13

Tori, April 2, 2019

Famille Brus

Nos sympathies à toute la famille. Thérèse Tenhave, Rejean Beaudet. Val-d’Or.

Thérèse Tenhave, April 4, 2019

Toute la famille Brus

Mes plus sincères condoléances a vous tous.

Christiane Madore, April 4, 2019

A toute la famille Brus

Nos sincères condoléances à tout les membres de votre famille avec le départ de votre mère,grand-mère.
Paul Tenhave
Guylaine Breton

Paul Tenhave , April 5, 2019

Diane, Hans, Gerry, Charles, René.

Mes plus sinceres condoléance à Diane, Hans , Gerry, Charles et René, c'est toujours très difficile de perdre nos parents c'est comme une partie de nous meme s'envole avec eux.
Jocelyne Therrien Viens.
(au primaire j'étais dans la meme classe de Diane et Gerry.)

Jocelyne Viens, April 5, 2019

Toute la famille

Nous avons été peiné d ‘apprendre cette triste nouvelle . Nous tenons à vous offrir nos plus sincères sympathies et nous sommes de tout cœur avec vous .

Mario et Céline Boily

Mario Boily, April 6, 2019

Diane, Lauren, Jerry, Venessa , Dany , Eric et Familles

Maintenant réunie ensemble, M. & Mme Brus égayeront le ciel avec leurs plus beaux jardins de fleurs !

Mes plus sincères condoléances à toute la famille Brus .

Danielle St-Pierre
Karl St-Pierre
Jade St-Pierre

Danielle St-Pierre, April 6, 2019

Diane et famille

Nos sincères sympathies à toute la famille!

Linda Garneau et Mario Gagnon, April 6, 2019

Diane, Hans, Gerry, Charles, Rene

We are Sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom, our Tante Rita.
Our Condolences are with you all in this difficult time.
We are sorry we couldn’t be there with you today to say our final Goodbyes.
Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you all today.
We are so happy we did see her at Steve and Alda’s cousins get together.

Adrian and Agnes and Van Dongen Family, April 7, 2019

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