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(Chronicle Herald)   Rita MacNeil's funeral included having her ashes placed in a teapot, then having her ashes scattered around her tea room, then "a dance with a cash bar at the firehall next door"   (thechronicleherald.ca) divider line 20
    More: Followup, Rita MacNeil, Catherine MacNeil, musicality, funerals  
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2013-04-23 08:34:53 AM
I'm in a teapot, short and really stout...
 
2013-04-23 08:47:26 AM
How big was this teapot?
 
2013-04-23 08:47:26 AM
Who?
 
2013-04-23 08:56:48 AM
She was great in her Trailer Park Boys cameo
 
2013-04-23 09:11:17 AM
I worked on her CBC show Rita and Friends for 5 seasons.  She was a lovely lady.  Even though her type of music wasn't my 'cup o tea', she had a very powerful, beautiful voice.  Haunting in a way.

As for the teapot - she asked that there be two teapots in case the first one filled up.She had a wicked sense of humour.
 
2013-04-23 09:16:00 AM

thesharkman: She was great in her Trailer Park Boys cameo


That blew me away.
As an American ( A well mediaed one) I know how important she is in Canadian culture.
Blew. Me. Away when she got off that bus.

But when she started singing while picking weed, I fell on the floor.
 
2013-04-23 09:32:26 AM
Everyone who has ever worked with her has said that she was an absolute dream to work with.  There's a reason that "Rita and Friends" had so many huge names every year.  Didn't care for her music, but by all accounts, you couldn't ask for a nicer, more congenial person to work with.
 
2013-04-23 09:34:15 AM
"You're welcome to reuse this teapot if we run out of clean ones," read daughter Laura Lewis from the letter during MacNeil's funeral
 
2013-04-23 09:49:12 AM

Crewmannumber6: Who?


My same reaction, but it doesnt matter: She. Is. Awesome. How can you NOT like someone with a last-wish like this?
 
2013-04-23 10:05:28 AM
She harvested all that weed and couldn't sell enough to have an open bar?
 
2013-04-23 10:22:58 AM

Loud_Mouth_Soup: She harvested all that weed and couldn't sell enough to have an open bar?


You've obviously never been to CB.
 
2013-04-23 10:54:12 AM
My cousin is a DJ and interviewed Rita. My cousin thought she was a wonderful lady.

A couple weeks after the interview, my cousin received a gift basket full of teas and other things from Rita's Tea Room. Totally unexpected, but that was the kind of thing MacNeil would do.
 
2013-04-23 11:07:05 AM

Crewmannumber6: Who?



What an edgy remark!  I'm impressed with your wit.
 
2013-04-23 12:00:36 PM
More like "Eat-a Big-meal," amirite?
 
2013-04-23 12:01:26 PM

GavinTheAlmighty: Everyone who has ever worked with her has said that she was an absolute dream to work with.  There's a reason that "Rita and Friends" had so many huge names every year.  Didn't care for her music, but by all accounts, you couldn't ask for a nicer, more congenial person to work with.


My favourite line from any season of the show I worked on was when she would do her intros for each of her guests on that weeks show.  We would record all week with closeups, solo's, etc and then on Friday night, there would be two live tapings of each show.  The final product was edited over the weekend and that's what the viewer would see.

Rita would stand at the side of the stage and intro each guest.  The best one ever?  "Ladies and Gentlemen... please welcome my good friends.... The Dream Warriors!"

/Dream Warriors were a fairly successful rap duo from the late 90's - biggest hit was "My Definition of a Boombastic Jazz Style"  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXAJZmlRMdc
 
2013-04-23 12:39:56 PM
GavinTheAlmighty:
Everyone who has ever worked with her has said that she was an absolute dream to work with.  There's a reason that "Rita and Friends" had so many huge names every year.  Didn't care for her music, but by all accounts, you couldn't ask for a nicer, more congenial person to work with.

I just wish that she'd featured the guest acts more, and her own music less.  If you can get the Tragically Hip on your TV show... bloody well have them play more than one song!  But yes, by all accounts she represented everything good and sweet about Canada in one very large package.
 
2013-04-23 01:04:09 PM
She was unbelievably shy. I was the "Rita Wrangler" at one event and by the time we got her through the crowd to the Green Room she was shaking. I left her alone to compose herself and find her a cup of tea. When I got back a few minutes later I found a local politician had weaselled her way in and was tormenting her (I am looking at you Mary Clancy, you fat Fark). I did a quick eye-check with Rita, and then had the great please of throwing Clancy's fat arse out.

Rita was also very short.
 
2013-04-23 01:25:16 PM
vudukungfu: thesharkman: She was great in her Trailer Park Boys cameo

That blew me away.
As an American ( A well mediaed one) I know how important she is in Canadian culture.
Blew. Me. Away when she got off that bus.

But when she started singing while picking weed, I fell on the floor.

Her music wasn't my type, I didn't pay much attention to her, but after her Trailer Park bit I realized she was one cool lady.
 
2013-04-23 01:25:20 PM
Second/third/and fourth all the good things said about Rita. Charming woman, although her music wasn't my cup of tea. In an industry full of weasels it's nice to meet a good person once in a while.
 
2013-04-23 08:03:03 PM
The Trailer Park Boys clip.  http://youtu.be/3N877Nps_Nk
 
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