Henderson, Reta

May 21, 1927 ~ January 31, 2022

HENDERSON, Reta Pearl (Sackrider) – Age 94 formerly of RR #3 Oil Springs peacefully passed away with family by her side on January 31, 2022 at Fiddick’s Nursing Home, Petrolia. Beloved wife of the late Lorne C. Henderson (2002). Loving mother of Shirley (Bruce) Durance of Alvinston, David (Kathy) Henderson of Oil Springs and Marian (Jim) Redford of Chatham. Grandmother of Lorilee (Kevin) Fex, Lee-ah (Brad) McGann, Phillip Henderson, Sarah (Jeremy) Babcock, Brock, Olivia, and Will Redford. Great grandmother of Zachary and Zoe Fex, Luna McGann, Grace, Aubrey, and Vivian Babcock, Lily, Rider, and Hunter Henderson. Sister-in-law to Lillian (the late Ross) Maw and sister to Florence (the late Lorne) Given. Predeceased by parents Floyd Sackrider (1927) and Lula Pearl (Tracey) Sackrider-Maw (1985) and stepfather Frank W. Maw (1960), stepsister Mrs. Frank (Mildred) Jackson, brother-in-law Archie Henderson and sister-in-law to Marian (Verne) Patterson. Reta joined the Lady Washington Rebekah Lodge #337 of Oil Springs in 1947, she was a member of the Naomi Chapter #39 Order of the Eastern Star, a member of DO-R-BEST Women’s institute and a past Ladies President of Petrolia and Enniskillen Agricultural Society, and a past member of the Oil City United Church Women. The family would like to thank Fiddick’s Retirement and Nursing Home for their exceptional care during the last 10 years, and Dr. Susan Mather and Dr. Justin Mall for their compassionate medical care.

Funeral Service
A private family funeral service will take place at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Saturday, February 05, 2022, invitation only. Friends and family can join us on Zoom: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83009902900 at 1pm. Interment to follow at Oil Springs Cemetery.

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to C.E.E. Petrolia Hospital Foundation (www.ceehf.ca) or plant a tree in Reta’s name at Lorne C. Henderson Conservation Area (scrca.on.ca).

Share this obituary:

Enter your Condolence below


Condolences (84)

  1. Shirley, Dave, Marian and families .. we are very saddened for your loss. But what a wonderful life your mother has lived! There will be so many memories for you all to remember and cherish. Our thoughts are with you .. hugs to all.

  2. Our deepest sympathies to all of Reta’s family. Was a pleasure taking care of her💐 Sincerely Cheryl & Ron Saunders

  3. Shirley & Bruce, Dave & Kathy, Marian & Jim and families our sincere sympathy. Your Mom was a lovely lady who was kind to all. May your wonderful memories help you over these difficult days ahead of you .

  4. Sincere sympathy to Shirley, David, Marian and all your families on the the passing of Reta. Reta was a very friendly person who always took time to have a little chat. You will have lots of great memories of good times together.

  5. We were very sorry to hear of Reta’s passing and are sending our deepest sympathies to Reta’s family. May the many chapters of her life’s book provide wonderful memories that will keep her spirit alive in each of you.

  6. Marian, David, Shirley and Families….so sorry for the loss of your Mother….she will be missed greatly…..my heartfelt sympathy to you all….

  7. My heart felt condolences to Marian & Jim Redford & the Henderson family on the passing of your Mother Reta.
    Its never easy saying goodbye. May Gods love & gift of precious memories grant you strength for this journey.

  8. So very sorry for the loss of your your Mom, she was such a wonderful lady.
    From The Ward Family
    John, Richard and Bonnie

  9. Dave, Sorry to read of the passing of your Mother. Condolences to you, Kathy and the family.

  10. Shirley, Dave and Marian,
    The Milo Dales clan send Our Deepest Condolences to you and your families.
    Rita was a wonderful lady and I sure a special mother to you all.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  11. I am saddened to hear of Reta’s passing. She was a great lady and I have many fond memories of times spent with her over the years. May the love and support of family and friends carry all of you past this difficult time. With deep sympathy.

  12. We want to express our sincere sympathy to the Henderson family with the loss of their dear Mother. When reminiscing, we often remember Lorne and Reta,s tea visit, in the 70,s , where they both keenly listened to our Agricultural problem, which was later resolved by Lorne. Praying for comfort and strength as you carry on the family legacy.

  13. Marion, Shirley and families, please accept our most sincere condolences on the passing of your mother. Rita was a well loved and respected lady who worked tirelessly at your Dad’s side. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Jim and Colleen McLean

  14. Shirley & Bruce, Dave & Kathy, Marian & Jim, and family. So sorry for your loss. Sending our Deepest sympathy to all.
    Randy, Gail & family

  15. Our deepest condolences to you, Marian, and to Jim and the kids on the passing of your mom. The things that she must of seen and experienced over such a long and fulfilling life! Never a good time for the next step in anyone’s journey, but enjoy your fond memories and keep her ever close in your heart.

  16. The Redford family Very sorry to hear of the death of your mom Marian. As I read her obituary it sounds like she was very active in improving woman’s issues. She lived a life of service. Keeping u in my thoughts and prayers.

  17. I am so sorry to hear of Reta’s passing. My sincere sympathy to all of the Henderson family
    Betty Mitchell

  18. Shirley and all of the Henderson family, sorry to hear of Reta’s passing. Our condolences
    Doug and Rosemary George

  19. Reta’s family:
    Please accept our condolences on her passing.
    Keeping you in our thoughts. She was a very friendly lady.

  20. Our condolences to Marian, Jim and family from Joyce Bennett, Janet, Derrick and Steven Lammers.

  21. We spent many hours with Rita at Fiddicks when we were visiting my parents. We looked at many photo albums together of their shared lives and neighbors from 80 hwy. She always had a smile, a strong will and determination. We are sorry for your loss .
    Maria and Tom Moore

  22. Shirley, Bruce and all of Reta’s family…….our sincere sympathy to all of you. She will be missed by all.

  23. Marian, Jim and family: I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  24. Marian, Jim and family, My sincere sympathy in the loss of your mother and grandmother. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  25. So sorry to hear about the passing of your Mother, Marion. We will keep you, Jim and family in our thoughts and prayers this week as you say farewell.

  26. Dave,
    So sorry to hear of your Mother passing away. My thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time. I can see your Mom was a real sociable person, belonging to many clubs and organizations. Good of her!!!! RIP

  27. My deepest condolences to all the family on your loss of Rita, may all your fond memories of her help you all through this sad and difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  28. Condolences to the Henderson Family. I hope you can be comforted at this time with the all the memories you have of Reta. She was such a nice lady, her smile has always brightened any day.

  29. Please accept my sincere condolences to the Rita’s family. She was such a dear compassionate person that contributed to her community with love. I am sorry for your loss and may she rest in piece with Lorne.

  30. Shirley , David and Marian . Our condolences to your loss of a wonderful neighbour growing up . May she rest in piece . Dave and Deb (Yacks ) Craig .

  31. Shirley and all the Henderson Family: Our sincere sympathy in the loss of your mother and grandmother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May all your precious memories be of comfort now and in the times ahead. Wilma & Jim Johnson

  32. Dear Marian, Shirley and Dave, very sorry for the loss of your Mom. Praying that the many good memories you share and the gift of faith will comfort and keep you. Marian, please pass on my condolences to Jim, Brock, Olivia and Will.❤️

  33. Marian, Jim & Family,
    No matter how old we are, it’s never easy to lose a parent/grandparent. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you grieve. Sending hugs and our deepest condolences. – Charlene Thibeault & Family

  34. To the Henderson family, our condolences on your loss. Rita was our neighbor hood mom growing up. Rest in Peace Reta.

  35. I send my deepest sympathy to all of you. Rita was always kind and caring to others. My prayer is for God’s love to bring strength to you at this time of grief. Prayers and blessings to each one of you.

  36. To the Henderson families,

    Deepest sympathy to you all on the passing of Reta. We will miss seeing her at Petrolia and Enniskillen Fall Fair. She was always present in the audience during the opening ceremonies, and helping out wherever needed. She always enjoyed eating a piece of the Fairboard’s ladies pies. May she Rest In Peace.

  37. To the Henderson family.
    Sincere condolences, many great memories of Lorne and Reta and the S.S. no. 6 , Enniskillen community.

  38. Shirley and the Henderson family, deepest condolences in the passing of your mother. Such as sweet lady leaving a life of memories for each of you.

  39. Shirley, David, Marian and all your families.
    Sincere sympathy in the lost if your Mother. She will be truly missed by all. Many fond memories of our times spent together.
    Vi & Cal Henderson

  40. Dave, Kathy and Henderson families, Our mothers have left a wonderful legacy of love and devotion to others, a very high bar for those of us left to aspire to. Truly a generation of extra special women. Our condolences to all,
    Brian and Janet Edgar

  41. Our condolences to the Henderson family on the passing of your mother and Grandmother, she was a great lady and will really be working missed. May she rest in peace.

  42. To Shirley,and all of Retas family ,my sincerest condolances. “Those we love never leave us ,as their beautiful memories live on in our hearts, FOREVER”. Hugs Dorothy J❤️🤗

  43. Shirley,Dave,Marion and Families.I am very sorry to read of the passing of your Mom.Lorne will be waiting for her.Cherish your memories.God Bless. Nancy Hibbert

  44. Our sincerest condolences to Dave & Kathy, and all of Reta’s family. May the many wonderful memories you share together bring you comfort.

  45. To all of Reta’s Family, Our deepest condolences and sympathy to the Family of Reta. She was a wonderful woman and will be remembered fondly by many. Prayers for the Family from Britannia Chapter No. 34

  46. My heartfelt sympathy to all of the families of Retas …she was a wonderful caring thoughtful , faithful friend and I am always so thankful for our years of friendship we shared. Her presence and memories will be carried on in the lives of her family, myself and others who knew her.
    May you find comfort with the surrounding of family and friends
    Forever loved..forever remembered.

  47. Our condolences of the passing of Reta.
    She was such a kind and pleasant woman.
    Heartfelt thoughts to all the Family.
    Barb and Rick Harper

  48. To Reta’s family,
    So sorry to read about her passing. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. May pleasant memories bring you peace.
    Michael and Cathy

  49. Shirley & Bruce, Dave & Kathy, Marian & Jim, all the family. Reta was such a warm, caring lady and very dedicated to her family and community. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Sending our sincere sympathy.
    Joyce & Bob Poland

  50. Our sincere sympathies to all of Reta’s family. May all of your wonderful memories bring you comfort.

  51. To all the Henderson family my sincere condolences upon the passing of your Mom. She was a dedicated lady to both family and her community. May she Rest In Peace.
    Penny Phillips

  52. To the Henderson Family:
    My deepest and sincere sympathy to all of you. Your mother was always kind, caring and truly lived loving others. May God’s loving Spirit surround you at this time as you grieve and mourn. Remember her love for you will remain in your hearts forever.

  53. To the Henderson family My condolencesfor your loss of Reta

    To the Henderson Family My condolences for your loss of Reta. May your memories give you comfort at this sad time.

  54. On behalf of my Mother Shirley Humphrey & myself Catherine Tyrie and my sisters Donna & Len Derbyshire & Lorna Ryan and families may I offer our deepest condolences in the loss of your Mother. She and your father where great friends of our family. May it help in some small way to know that others share in your loss. In our thoughts and prayers as you face the days ahead. RIP Reta

  55. Reta , I have fond memories of you and my mom drinking tea together. May you Rest In Peace and May the God of all comfort be comfort to your family at this difficult time

  56. To the entire Henderson family, please accept our sincere condolences. Reta was a kind and genuine lady. She will be greatly missed.
    Jane & Mike Young

  57. My sympathy to the Henderson family on Reta’s passing. I always enjoyed visiting with Reta when we were together at the same events many years ago. You will treasure all the wonderful memories to be shared. She will surely be missed.

  58. Dave and Kathy , Shirley and Bruce and Marion and Jim plus all your entire Families, so sorry to hear about Reta . Reta was the sweetest lady around . Thinking of you all at this difficult time! Love Always Ron and Maureen , Holly and Tim , Tyson and Mason Strangway , Greg and Kelly , Harper and Cooper Bailey xoxo

  59. Another senior has left us, she will be missed by a lot of friends. Our condolences to all the family

  60. Shirley, Marion, Lorilee and Families
    So sorry to hear of your loss. She was a true lady and amazing role model for all who knew her. She lives on in her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and will be missed in her community. May you embrace your memories and feel her love.

  61. I offer my deepest condolences to all of you and send a special hug. Reta was a very special lady to me and so many others, quietly giving inspiration. She will always have a special place in my heart….Mayor Steve Arnold