Loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend to so many, has gone to be with the Lord on December 25, 2010, after a long and courageous battle with brain cancer. She is predeceased by her first husband, Harry Wells, sisters and brother. Rita had such an impact on so many people and she will be sadly missed by her husband, Garry, her four daughters Laura, Denise (George), Brenda and Heather (Chris), her six granddaughters and one great grandson, as well as her extended family and many friends. Rita was born in Swan River, Manitoba on November 11, 1938. Her and her family moved to the Okanagan when she was a child and has made her home in Kelowna ever since, raising her four daughters as well as many of her daughter’s friends. When Rita married her second husband in 2009, their time spent together was filled with much travel, plenty of laughter and many joyous occasions, which we thank Garry for. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, December 31st at 11:00 am at Evangel Church, 3261 Gordon Drive, Kelowna, BC. Rita’s family would like to give much thanks and appreciation to all the staff at the Hospice House, for making such a difficult time seem much easier. You are all wonderful. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Central Okanagan Hospice House, 2235 Ethel Street, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 2Z6. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.

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