In Loving Memory of
Rhonda Alice Johnston Inch
March 30, 1947 ~ February 25, 2020.
Rhonda Alice Inch (Johnston) passed peacefully at RVH Barrie, with her devoted, loving, best friend/husband Earl, while holding her hand on Tuesday, February 25, 2020.
Born in Orillia, ON, on March 30, 1947. Parents: John Johnston and Rhoda Johnston (Smith); Sister to (late) Jo-Anne (Lorne) Hotton and Candace (Bob) Shaw of Orillia.
Full of sweetness, joy and peace. Marriage is a gift from above while years fly by, none can deny. That only time strengthens true love to Earl Henry Inch June 5th, 1965 ~ 55th year.
Rhonda was a in her 73rd young year! She was a beautiful, strong, determined, hardworking, full of life, independent woman. A Graduate of Toronto School of Business and many other Management courses. Rhonda was an enthusiastic, modern businesswoman and entrepreneur. She participated on Board of Directors and the City Council of Orillia. Over 45 years as a Type 1 Diabetic, hockey Mom, groupie to Earls' bands. Saying grace before each meal and prayers before bed. Rhonda was always on the go; her independence was in driving, going where and when she wanted to. She enjoyed having coffee at the park, in the early mornings, whether it was Orillia or Barrie. She always enjoyed Mickey and Mini Mouse and keeping up with the times, being “Hip”; fist-pumping in the car. A way of staying connected was through Facebook. Every so often we can still hear her laughter from the posts, jokes, and videos. She loved seeing all the photos of family and listening to music. Mom gave joy to all family celebrations, holidays, making her tours to each one of us. It was very important to Rhonda for the family to stay in touch, and together. Family always came first. Every day she would be talking to or about or asking about someone. Always making sure everyone was thought of and included. Like our neighbours of 8 years, with their daughter including her in all the holidays and her birthday. Rhonda was a dear friend, confidant, supporter, with openness and no judgments to anyone. As Mom would say, “Love You! Bye-Bye for now!” with a smile and happy heart.
Always with unconditional love to her beloved children: Shane and Jennifer of Barrie, Jason (Kimberley Kavanagh-Beaverton) of Orillia, Chantel of Barrie and Judy (Lee Ayres) Croft of Udney.
Loving and supportive Grandma to David Edward (Melissa) Middlebrook of Bracebridge, Shayna (Mitch Heron) Inch of Barrie, Jessee-Lee Inch of Barrie, Joshua Inch of Orillia, Twins – Mathew and Devan Kavanagh of Beaverton, Alyssa (Luke Kinsley) Inch of Barrie, Ian Inch of Barrie, Michael (Kayla) Croft of Uxbridge, meeting and holding Westley Croft in heaven.
Cherished Great Grandma, “GG”, to Owen and Clark Middlebrook, Brycen and Aaliyah Heron, Wade Inch, Nathan (Nate) and Jorja (Jorjie) Croft.
Loving & Caring Aunt to John (John-John) and Michelle Beattie of Orillia, Tammy (Jim) McCullough of Orillia, Jennifer (Roger) Mayer of Toronto, Matt and Jeff Nichol of Orillia, Christine, Mike and Justin Lemay of Orillia, Angela (Inch) Hartlen, Sherry and Laurie Inch of Orillia, Shawn and Andrea Potter of Barrie.
Caring Great Aunt to Zacherie (Paula) Beattie of Orillia, Keesha Beattie of Orillia, Dylan and Magenta McCullough of Orillia, Jacob and Nicolas Martin of Toronto, Lina Nichol, Amanda and Alex Hartlen, Lindsay, Derrick and William Inch; Great-Great Aunt to Judith and Darla Beattie, Bentley Beattie.
Sister in law to (late) Doug Inch of Orillia, Randy Nichol of United Kingdom, David (Cindy) Nichol of Orillia, (late) Jack (Ilene) Inch of Orillia, Donna (Inch) Potter of Barrie. Cousin Gord (Joan) Pye; Elaine (Scott) Simpson, Andrew Pye, Cheryl (Kevin) Pye, of Orillia. Family life long friends/band members Helen Gauthier of New Liskeard, Chantal (Gauthier) Nakashima of Orillia (daughter- Kylee, son-Toby) And many, many more extended family, cousins, neighbours, acquaintances, past co-workers and friends.
Gratitude to our Family Physician (4 generations) Dr Tibor Harmathy, Sandy and Sherry of Orillia for all the years of wonderful care.
Thank you to the Paramedics, ER and ICU Nurses and Doctors of Barrie, at RVH we appreciate the dignified, compassionate care that Rhonda and family received.
Thank you to Basic Funerals and Cremation Choices in assisting the family with the final wishes of Mom.
Thank you, Creative Cafe in Barrie, for helping the family to honour Moms' wishes for an inexpensive, personalized Urn. Also, giving the grandchildren an option for a personalized memento.
In lieu of flowers, we welcome any donation to honour Mom ~ Rhonda’s memory, to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Autism, ADHD, and/or Down Syndrome.
There is no right or wrong way to grieve, the emotions are like a roller coaster, only time will heal. The family invites everyone to join them to laugh, cry, tell their stories, to say goodbye, show their respects, have closure and to heal with us.
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