Passed away on December 3, 2010 at the Hilton Villa in Surrey where she resided for the past 2 years. She is predeceased by her husband Norman and grand daughter Sharon Flathen. Rita and Norman lived in Lethbridge, Alberta from 1945 to 1985 when they relocated to Surrey, BC. Rita is survived by her son Gary (Carol) and Daughter Diane, her 2 grandsons Robert and Gordon, as well as her great grandchildren Leah, Michael, Jason Brianne, and Nicole.
A Memorial Service will be held in the Arbor Chapel of Valley View Funeral Home, 14660 72nd Ave., Surrey on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 10:30 am. Reception will follow in the Arbor Reception Lounge.