Loretta “Rita” Robertson was born on March 3rd, 1931 in Lashburn, Saskatchewan and passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at Hospice House on September 13th, 2010 at the age of 79 years.
Rita is survived by her three children, Deanna (Lavern) Kellsey, Nadine (Lorne) Christensen and Paul (Jennie) Robertson; six grandchildren, Cassandra, Christa, Joshua, Noah, Brianne and Hannah; four brothers, Bert (Marg) Hude, Lorne Hude, Norman Hude and Don Hude; a sister-in-law, Ruth Thompson; a brother-in-law, Jock Efird; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Archie “Slim” Robertson in 2005.
Rita spent the last 39 years residing in Vernon, was an active member of the Pleasant Valley Church of God and was a volunteer in many community organizations. She was known for her dedication to and hard work for any task she took on.
The Funeral Service will be held at the Pleasant Valley Church of God, 6161 Pleasant Valley Road, on Saturday, September 18th, 2010 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Al Perry officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery.
As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Rita to the Canadian Cancer Society, #104 – 3402 – 27th Avenue, Vernon, B.C. V1T 1S1 or the B.C. Heart & Stroke Foundation, #4 – 1551 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 9M9.
The family would like to express their gratitude and appreciation to the staff and volunteers at Hospice House, the oncologists at the Vernon Cancer Centre, and the doctors at Three Lakes Medical Clinic for their compassion and care during Rita’s battle with cancer.
Funeral arrangements have been made with Bethel Funeral Chapel Ltd., 5605-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5. 250-542-1187