Hendrika Johanna (Rita) Holmberg

It is with great sadness that we share the news of our Mother’s passing. Hendrika (Rita) Johanna Holmberg (Tybout) died peacefully on April 19, 2019 after a long and noble battle with cancer. While we are very sad to see her go, we take comfort in knowing that she will be rejoining her beloved husband Robert (Bob), as well as family and friends that have gone before her, including her parents Josina & Jan Tybout, her sister Pieternella and granddaughter Kira. She is survived, to mourn her loss, by children Russ (Paula), Den, Ernie (Glenys), Patsy (Alex), Len & Nancy (Rob), as well as many grandchildren, great grandchildren & members of her extended family. Through her life, she displayed an abundance of courage, persistence and independence that served her well, particularly in her later years. As per her wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service celebrating her life will be held on Saturday April 27, 2019 at 10 am from the Faith Lutheran Church in Elliot Lake. The Rev. Henk Willems officiating. Inurnment will take place on Saturday April 27, 2019 at 3:30 pm from the Civic Memorial Cemetery in Sudbury. Pastor Thomas Arth of Christ Lutheran Church in Sudbury officiating. To honour her wishes, memorial contributions to the Faith Lutheran Church or to the Society for Animals in Distress, both located in Elliot Lake, would be greatly appreciated by the family.
The family expresses its appreciation and thanks to those who cared for Mom in her final years and days. Special thanks to Lisa & Vince Thompson, Amylee Herbert, Beth Caron & the attentive & caring nursing staff on the 1st floor of St. Joseph’s General Hospital in Elliot Lake. We would especially like to extend our deepest gratitude to Joanne & David Dodd who provided Mom with loving comfort & support, and who became like family.

Condolences left by others

Janice Rita McKenzie

It was with great sadness when we heard about the passing of such a great lady. Our Mom Dorothy gave me the middle name of Rita because she so loved her sister in law. The whole McKenzie family feels your loss wishing you all many good memories to help you thru this difficult time.

Amylee HΓ©bert

Rita you are a very special lady and will be Missed!πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™

Susan Fraser (Mellor)

I will always remember her pots of tea and Dutch windmill cookies from the years I spent growing up across the road from the Holmbergs. Best love, Susan

The Rev. Thomas W. Zumbrock

You were always such a joy to visit and chat with. I will miss you. May your memory be eternal! ❀❀❀β›ͺ

John Hamalainen

Deepest sympathies to all the Holmberg family. Have many good memories of Mrs. Holmberg and her family while growing up and also as faithful members of Trinity Lutheran Church. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. John & Elena Hamalainen

David and Joanne Dodd


Corlee Keyes

Would like to send condolences to the family from a PSW that would spend time with your mom.She would love it when i would bake and bring her some homemade shortbread cookies.R.I.P. Rita You were a wonderful lady Will never be forgotten