Suddenly, on July 7, 2008, Rona passed away of natural causes. She was 87. A 45 year survivor of breast cancer, Rona lived life to the fullest and was active in many endeavours in the Hamilton area. She was especially involved in her church community at St. Andrews United Church on the West Mountain. Rona will be greatly missed by her sons Trevor (daughter-in-law Martha and grandson Philip) and Peter. Rona was stepmother to Terry Petherick, June (Petherick) Calligan and David Petherick and five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Rona was predeceased by her husband Reverend William Petherick (2005) and her parents and siblings of the Tudor family in England and North Wales. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service in Rona's honour will be held at St. Andrews United Church on Tuesday, July 15 at 11 A.M. In lieu of flowers, Rona's family would appreciate donations to St. Andrews Church or the Canadian Cancer Society.