Reta Graham (nee Bell)


Retired Bell Telephone Switchboard Operator

            Suddenly at her home, Caledon East, on Thursday, July 26, 2012, Reta Graham, in her 82nd year, beloved wife of the late William Graham and the late Donald Schneider.  Loving mother of Randy (deceased), Jody and Penny.  Adored Nan of six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  Dear sister of Shirley Christianson and predeceased by her twin brother Stewart Bell, Billy Bell and Betty Bell.

The family will receive their friends at the Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen Street S. (Hwy. 50), Bolton (905-857-2213), Wednesday, August 1 from one o’clock until time of memorial service in the chapel at 2 o’clock.  Interment family plot Boston Mills Cemetery at a later date.

If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Canadian Cancer Society.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Fiona McFarlane

    I was so sad to hear of Reta’s passing. I will cherish all the special memories I have of your Mum, Grandma. I feel like one of the lucky ones to have been able to spend some time with her last Saturday. We had a chat, talked about the old times and even had a few hugs. So please accept my Deepest Sympathy and know that you have all been in my thoughts and prayers the last few days. R.I.P., Reta. You will be missed always but never forgotten.

  2. Malcolm and Ellen

    Our heartfelt sympathy. You will miss her. I will miss my friend of 53+ years. She should be always here.

  3. Tracey Chapman, Keith Cogswell and Connor Cogswell

    It is with a heavy heart that we are sending you all this message of our deepest sympathy. I spent many days and nights with your family for many years and am deeply saddened by Reta’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. With Love Tracey, Keith and Connor

  4. Lorraine Bourke

    Jody, Penny, and families. My dearest friends, How sad I am that
    I cannot be with you. I share your grief, and send my love.
    I will always remember the great times spent with Reta, so much joy and laughter. Those great memories will help you through this difficult time.

  5. Lonny Leard and family

    Our deepest sympathy to your family…may God now look after her and she will always be cherished in our hearts.

  6. Debbie Graves

    I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Reta. It has been a few years since I had seen her, I wish I would of gone to the yearly gathering. May the family have memories knowing that she was loved so much and will be missed by all. May she R.I.P.My heart and prayers go out to everyone.

  7. Don and Barbara (Pusch) McGraw

    Our heartfelt sympathy to the whole family. Jody, Penny, your Mom was very special to us and she will be missed forever. We know she has a special place in baseball heaven.

  8. Marlene Pender

    I was saddened to hear the news Of Ritas passing. We always looked forward to the visits @ the campground every summer in South, while we all were seasonal campers. We had some wonderful times together.I will miss having our yearly chats with her.
    Rita was a well loved Lady & will be missed by all that knew her.

  9. Julie Callus

    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Your wonderful memories of her will help you through those tough moments.

  10. Jim and Heidi Sant

    Our deepest condolences to your family. May all your memories together get you through this difficult time. Xo

  11. Sue Heath

    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of my friend Reta.She and her family made me so welcome when I first started coming to Canada to see her beloved Blue Jays.Although it’s been a few years since I have seen her,I will never forget the fun we had.My deepest condolences.

  12. Kathy Floren

    I am thinking of all the family and friends as I write this. Reta was such a fun/caring lady in my eyes….I will never, ever forget her smile, or her laugh! She was so special to me. I will miss her for sure! My heartfelt condolences to her family.

  13. Residence of 20 Walker Road e

    Our sincere thoughts and prayers for Reta’s family.
    May god grant all of you his love and understanding why he has taken her home at this time.

    From all of us at 20 Walker road. Our Condolences.

  14. Lorna Thompson

    Although no words can really help to ease the loss of your Mom, just know that you are very close in my heart and in every thought and prayer.

    Remember to lean on your friends for strength and always remember I’m here for you if you need anything at all.

  15. Elaine & Willis Payne

    We are deeply sorry to hear about the loss of your mom and we’re thinking about you and your family during this difficult time.

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