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Dear family of mrs.rita smith my heart goes out to you and your family.mrs.rita was such a bright person and made me feel so warm and comforted when i came in to talk to her about all the things that bothered me and she gave always the best advice and i looked forward to seeing her. I just found out today she has passed because i stopped seeing her for insurance purposes i never got to tell her i started
Posted by: brittany - dearborn heights, MI - patient Jan 22, 2013
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Posted by: brittany - dearborn heights, MI - patient/counselor Jan 22, 2013
Dear jim, and all of your dear family,
There are some feelings that words just cannot fully express. I have known all of you for about 30 years, and in that time I have come to feel a part of the fabric of your family. We share so many wonderful memories. Thank you for sharing your Rita with me. I am so grateful for that. Please know that you all are in my thoughts and my prayers. Please also know that
Posted by: Lynda Roberts - Lincoln Park, MI - friend Nov 16, 2012
So sorry to hear about your wife. May the love & wonderful life you shared sustain you and your family through this difficult time. Take care. Debbie Boedeker
Posted by: Debbie Boedeker Nov 15, 2012
Dear Jim & Family,
Words cannot express what I felt when you called me about Rita. She was a loving and caring friend. We called each other cousins growing up and we were very much a family, she was the sister I never had. Even though we had grown apart physically, she was always in my thoughts. I will miss her many emails and jokes and inspirational things she always sent my way. God Bless all of you, I'm sure Rita is up in heaven rejoicing with the angels. Love & Prayers to all of you. Mary Ann
Posted by: Mary Ann Olsey - Clio, MI Nov 14, 2012
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May you find strength and comfort in your family and friends and let them help you through this sorrowful time.
With deep and heartfelt sympathy you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Posted by: Diana Prond-Stuckey - St. Clair Shores, MI - Friend Nov 14, 2012
We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Posted by: Mark, Don, Wayne, & Scott at TREK 403 - Plymouth, MN - co-workers of Jim Nov 13, 2012
James & Family,
My prayers are with you and your Family during this difficult time. I met Rita at St. Mary's Retreat House during an instruction from her on Tai Chi. I am very grateful to have met her as we shared our thoughts and prayers and looked forward to our once a year weekend retreat at St. Mary's. She touched so many of us with her life. I will miss her smile and her compassion.
Posted by: Katherine Stec - Taylor, MI - Friend Nov 13, 2012
Jeff and family,
We send our deepest condolences to you and your family. We did not know your mother personally, but we wanted the family to know what an amazing woman she must have been to raise such a very caring, thoughtful son as Jeff. He was there for us with the rest of his Eagle friends to come to our aide when Dave had his heart attack and brain injury and helped raise funds for us during our time of
Posted by: Rhonda and David Ostrega - Taylor, MI - friend of Jeff Smith Nov 12, 2012
Rita was my daughter Amanda's counselor for a number of years. Amanda always felt comfortable with Rita. I was equally as comfortable having her treat Amanda. She was able to communicate in a manner that made Amanda feel safe no matter what she shared with Rita and she never felt she would be judged. Rita taught Amanda wonderful coping skills and was never afraid to tell Amanda when her actions were a mistake. This was not an easy task because
Posted by: Angela Farley & Amanda Stephenson - Wyandotte, MI - Client Nov 12, 2012