SHEPHERD, Rita (née Kilerick)
April 12, 2021

Rita Kilerick Shepherd

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Rita Kilerick Shepherd, on April 12, 2021 at the age of 84. Beloved wife of the late Albert (Bert) Shepherd. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and Nana. She will be deeply missed by her children Stephen (Brenda), Linda (Peter), and Nancy (Serge), her grandkids Zanatos, Emma, Klaudia, Leah, and Corey, her companion Serge Demers, and many other loyal and caring friends. Rita was immensely proud of her family and leaves behind nothing but beautiful memories.

A private gathering and service will be held at Voluntas Funeral, on Sunday, April 18, 2021. Due to the pandemic situation, the gathering and service will be by invitation only. The service will be available on Live Stream at 2 p.m.


In lieu of flowers, donation to Teresa Dellar Palliative Care Residence would be greatly appreciated.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Voluntas (514-695-7979,

Private Gathering

Voluntas Funeral Home

4695 St-Jean Blvd., Dollard-des-Ormeaux (Qc) H9H 2A7

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Live Stream Funeral Ceremony

Sunday, April 18, 2021, 2 p.m.

26 responses

  1. Gale Ellis

    April 14, 2021 at 4:47 pm

    I send my condolences to you and to your family during this time of sorrow. The Bible gives a real hope and promises that your loved one will soon come back to life in a peaceful paradise on the earth where death will be no more. (John 5:28, 29; Revelation 21:4)

  2. Dennis Crilley

    April 14, 2021 at 5:13 pm

    My condolences to you and the family. Rita was a great friend to me and my family. We have many happy memories of her. She will be sorely missed.

  3. Muriel & Bob Prince.

    April 14, 2021 at 5:16 pm

    Our sincerest condolences to the family. Have many pleasant memories of days gone by. Rita, may you REST IN PEACE, alongside Bert.

  4. Julie, Jeremy and Benjamin Boisvert-Watson

    April 14, 2021 at 5:29 pm

    So sorry for this sad news. My sympathies to Nancy, Linda and Stephen. Thinking of you.
    We have many great memories being neighbours and friends on Place de la Concorde for so, so many years. Mrs Shepherd is now looking down and watching over all of us with Mr. Shepherd and my Dad. Keep your memories close.

  5. Clara Stehr

    April 14, 2021 at 6:08 pm

    I’m so sorry for the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of sorrow!❤️

  6. Penelope Michael

    April 14, 2021 at 7:40 pm

    Dearest Nancy , So sorry for your loss sending you and your family strength and love, Penny, Chris and the family

  7. Cynthia Clayton

    April 14, 2021 at 7:42 pm

    I have many fond memories of your mom and dad and very sorry for your loss.

  8. Françoise & Malcolm

    April 14, 2021 at 8:15 pm

    Our most sincere condolences Nancy Linda Stephen & entire family at this most difficult time.
    Wishing you peace & comfort in the days ahead & loving memories to forever hold in your hearts
    Most Sincerely
    Françoise & Malcolm

  9. Greg Clayton

    April 14, 2021 at 8:22 pm

    Dear Linda, Nancy, Stephan and All The Sheppard’s, Auntie Rita and Uncle Bert treated us as family. Thank-you for all the laughs and wonderful memory’s. xoxoClaytonClan

  10. June Flowers

    April 14, 2021 at 9:44 pm

    My sincere sympathies to the family on the loss of such a wonderful lady.

  11. Bob and Barb Ingram

    April 14, 2021 at 10:24 pm

    Our deepest sympathies on the loss of Rita. A wonderful lady with a great personality and a zest for life. We will miss her.

  12. Joan & Butch

    April 15, 2021 at 9:24 am

    Our deepest condolences to Linda, Nancy & Stephen. Your mother was part of this lively Sunnybrook tribe.
    Things were always more joyful with Rita. Many of our trips memories included your mom.

  13. Dale Cowper

    April 15, 2021 at 11:02 am

    My deepest sympathies. Rita was a wonderful, caring, full of life person – an absolute joy to know.

  14. Mary Thornton

    April 15, 2021 at 11:52 am

    My sincere condolences to the entire family on the sad loss of my cousin Rita.

  15. Carol Lavoie

    April 15, 2021 at 11:55 am

    My sincere condolences to Nancy, Linda and Stephen and your families on the passing of your Mom and Grand- Mom. Rita was a kind and caring person who I liked from the moment I met her many years ago. She was bubbly and positive and had a great sense of humour. We shared many a laugh and good time together and I will certainly miss her.

  16. Don Myles

    April 15, 2021 at 3:39 pm

    Rita was a breath of fresh air as Louise and I moved into Le Cambridge by welcoming us into our new journey. I wish the family good strength as you enter a period of healing. God speed to Rita.

  17. Donna Losito

    April 15, 2021 at 3:54 pm

    My sincere condolences to Stephen, Linda and Nancy. Your mother will be deeply missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. ❤️

  18. Holm

    April 16, 2021 at 8:12 am

    Sincères condoléances à toute la famille

  19. Mary Gougeon

    April 16, 2021 at 9:41 am

    Our condolences to all of you!
    Rita was a very special lady, kind, caring, beautiful inside and out.
    Mary and Jack Gougeon

  20. Pat Maranda

    April 16, 2021 at 11:11 am

    My condolences to your family. Rita was a very pleasant and friendly lady who enjoyed life. She will be missed especially at our Super Bowl parties. RIP

  21. Barbara

    April 16, 2021 at 1:36 pm

    Will miss terribly my special friend of nearly 50 years. Rest In Peace

  22. Irene & Dick Gendron

    April 16, 2021 at 4:33 pm

    Sincere condolence to the entire family. Many fond memories of the great times together with the DDO gang, and most recently at our times at the Cambridge. She was a true friend always there to help others. She will be missed.

  23. Brian and Patricia

    April 18, 2021 at 2:39 pm

    We loved you very much we’ll miss you.

  24. Antoinette D’Attellis

    April 18, 2021 at 8:56 pm

    We are very sorry to hear the passing of your mom.
    I had the pleasure to meet Rita cause my husband Jimmy worked for your dad.
    We loved both your parents .
    Our condolences to the family and they’re reunited now. ♥️♥️♥️

  25. Colleen Jorgensen

    April 19, 2021 at 11:37 am

    My heart goes out to all of you. I have many memories of Rita and her beautiful smile when our families hung out together. I have also HEARD many stories from all the good times our parents shared. My condolences. Sending love your way, she will be missed.

  26. Maggie Baxter

    April 21, 2021 at 11:58 am

    Dear Nancy, Linda ,Stephen and her loving grandchildren. Rita was a very special friend. We had many good times and fond memories . My deepest sympathy to all of her family. May God give all of you strength and blessings during this most difficult time. Maggie Baxter


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