July 5, 1932 – Oct. 13, 2011
It is with great sadness and wonderful memories that we announce the passing of our loving mother, Rita. Born in Ste. Amélie, Manitoba, she was the daughter of the late Rudolphe and Mary Pinette.
A devout Roman Catholic, family was of utmost importance to Rita. She was a dedicated military wife, having lived in France and many provinces across Canada. Widely traveled, Rita visited and lived in countries around the world, such as Botswana, Australia, Hawaii and throughout Europe. As well as providing loving care for her family, Rita held a variety of positions over the years such as managing a service station, a restaurant, and working as an industrial first aider. Locally she worked at York Farms and as a sales associate at K-Mart, Zellers and Sears.
Rita was predeceased by her loving husband Dale, on February 23, 2003, sister Alice (Ferec), Sally (Shultz), brother Gilbert and grandchild Colton Myrah. She is survived by daughter Rita Marie Frank (George), Chilliwack, sons Dan, Sardis, Rob (Karen), Prince Rupert and Brian (Joy) New Minas, N.S. sisters, Sylva McGillivray, Eileen Carrier and brother Andre Pinette. She was much loved by grandchildren Paige, Danielle and Madison Frank, Codey and Caine Myrah and Dale G. Myrah and great-grandchildren Sasha, Melody and Dallas. Rita will be greatly missed by all her relatives and friends.
Prayers will be offered at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, 8909 Mary Street, Chilliwack, on the evening of Thursday October 20, 2011 at 6:00pm. The funeral service at St Mary’s will be held on Friday October 21, 2011 at 2:00pm with reception to follow. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, The Monastery of Mt.Carmel Society of the Little Flower, or a charity of your choice. The family greatly appreciates the care received from the staff at Surrey Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Woodlawn Mt Cheam Funeral Home, Chilliwack, 604-793-4555.
Online condolences can be left at www.Woodlawn-MtCheam.ca