Rita Barton (10 Jun 1944 - 5 Oct 2018)

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RitaMacmillan Cancer Support

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Funeral Service

Location
Eltham Crematorium Crown Woods Way London SE9 2NL
Date
24th Oct 2018
Time
11.45am
Funeral Director
P L Mulligan Funeral Directors, Bexleyheath

Funeral Reception

Location
Dartford Working Mens ClubEssex RoadDartford, KentDA1 2AU
Date
24th Oct 2018
Time
1pm

In loving memory of Rita Barton who sadly passed away on 5th October 2018
Born on the 10th June 1944 in Erith to Ethel and Arthur Polden, she became the sixth child to the family and was the only girl. She had her loving brothers to look after her. As a young lady, Rita worked for Thomas Howard’s as an apprentice Seamstress, where she worked with Ivy Barton. Ivy’s son Derek would ride past her on his bicycle and wave, while she waited for her bus home. Rita married Derek on 19th October 1963 and became Rita Barton at the age of 19. She had three children, Susan, Michele and Mark who love her dearly. She met many friends within her life, at school, at work, and neighbours, who have remained friends. She led a very active life, after retiring from Lou lou’s Bridal shop she joined many clubs including Erith Vetrans bowls club where Rita and Derek met many wonderful people. She also enjoyed the table tennis club, line dancing, keep fit and aquacise. Rita and Derek had many trips away with their loving friends and family. We will all miss her laughter and smile. Rita has 3 children, 7 grandchildren and 3 Great Grandchildren. Thankfully we all have wonderful memories of a wonderful, brave and courageous woman.

Virginia Weller donated £10 in memory of Rita
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Sharon Busuttil donated £10.65 in memory of Rita
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Michele Barton-Mcintosh wrote

Just to say a HUGE, BIG thank you on behalf of Rita’s nominated charities. The amount that we know of through just giving website, cash and cheques on the day. Was Macmillan £242. Cancer research £282 and Dementia uk £507. Thank you so much. Rita would be so proud of you all. X

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Michele Barton-Mcintosh wrote

We were in a room full to the brim, some of us were strangers to each other, yet we all had one thing in common 24th October 2018. We had the privilege and honour of having to say goodbye to a wonderful lady who had been in our lives and will always have a special place in our hearts. Rita’s family would like to say thank you to everyone who knew her, for keeping her laughing and smiling. Thank you to all who her came to her funeral, and thank you to those of you that were unable to attend, yet we’re thinking of her. Thank you for all your kind donations, flowers, cards and thoughts. Keep hold of those photos and special memories and keep telling those stories of Rita Barton. Xxx

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Peggy Day wrote

God bless Rita, meet up with Ricky love Peggy Day Xxx

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Sue Wolesge wrote

Always thinking off you always in my heart Mum love sue xx

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George Polden Denise and Paul Polden Polden wrote

Miss you so much dear sister love George xx
You are an amazing auntie and wonderful to have been with missing you always xxx

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Denise Tuck wrote

In loving memory of my dear sister Rita love George xx
Remembering the wonderful times with you growing up and with family, will miss you Auntie Rita.xxx

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Denise Tuck wrote

Geoge Polden. Paul & Denise Polden.
In loveing memory of my dear Sister Rita.
Remembering the good times with you growing up.
Will miss you Auntie Rita

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Rebecca Salter wrote

Calling you nanny was special but getting to call you great nanny was magical. Oh the stories we will be told! You will never be forgotten.. the story continues with us.

Love you forever 'nanny tortoise' Harrison, Bobby & Eadie xxx

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Rebecca Salter wrote

They say only the best get taken and nan, you were the best of them all. I simply cannot imagine a life without you! Thank you for making us who we are today. For the memories, laughter and love. You loved us SO hard and we will never forget it.

Missing you always. Love you forever.
Sweet dreams dear nanny,
Rebecca
xxxxxxx

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Zoe Woledge wrote

Hi nan wish you was here today enjoying yourself I’m proud of you how far you came holding on your pain free now and no stress no more wanna see your laugh and smile one more time but don’t worry nan we will meet onces again one more time holding your hand I’m glade I see you laying there peaceful in your beautiful dress nan give auntie Ruth and Roy our love love you lots nan never forget us I always want you to be us all the way tomorrow with drink or two love nan ❤️

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Zoe Woledge posted a picture

Bless nan smiling love you lots ❤️

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My best friend my nan always love you always make smile when I’m down nan I’m proud of you how much you put us up It’s time to rest now love you

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Lovely memories of our amazing friend. It was a pleasure Grandparenting with you and Derek xxx

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Anita Leach donated £40 in memory of Rita
Karen Young donated £31.50 in memory of Rita

Rest in peace, Rita x

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Michele Barton-Mcintosh wrote

Rita’s immediate family, would like to thank all her friends and family for their support they have given Rita whilst she was dealing with Derek’s dementia. And For their support and comfort they showed her through her terminal illness. A special thank you to David and Barbara Polden for being there for her. To Val and Don Smith for your friendship and support all the way through. To Kath Wratten for looking after Derek so Rita had time to herself, and moral support. And to Ursula and Roger Bates for being the best neighbours anyone could have for the last 50 years, for being a shoulder to cry on and a hand of support all the way through to the bitter end. Thank you all.

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Suzanne Adams donated £30 in memory of Rita
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Michele Weller wrote

Dear Rita heaven has gained a lovely angel.You were like a second mum to me & thankyou for letting me be part of your family & sharing many happy treasured memories.Spread your wings & fly high Rita.We will miss you xxx

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David and Barbara Polden donated £31.50 in memory of Rita

In loving memory of Rita the baby of our family. My wife Barbara and I have had so many happy times on holidays here and abroad over years gone by. Evenings of wine and cheese parties with friends and family.
My sister will be surely missed by all who knew her.
God bless her.

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