On Tuesday, July 19, 2005 after a brief illness MRS. RITA ANNA HAWRYS of Kamloops passed away surrounded by her family. She is survived by her loving husband Michael and four daughters Wanda Johnston of Kamloops, Sherry (Ron) Young of Langley, Marilyn Hawrys of Kamloops and Bonnie (Richard) Morrow of Kamloops; eight grandchildren Shannon, Heather and Brian Johnston; Andrew, Karie Anne and Patricia Young; Justyne and Breanna Morrow. Also left to cherish her memory are her four sisters and her three brothers. Rita was predeceased by her parents and two brothers. Rita was born in Strom, Alberta on October 16, 1935. She was raised in Enderby, B.C., where she met Mike, her husband of 50 years. Together they have resided in Kamloops for the past 41 years. Rita was active in her community as a regular volunteer with the St. Vincent de Paul Society. She enjoyed golf, gardening, ceramics and her special joy was gathering her family together for any occasion.

Prayers will be recited on Sunday, July 24, 2005 at 8:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart Cathedral. The Most Reverend David Monroe will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial at the Cathedral on Monday, July 25, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery.

Should friends desire donations to a charity of donor’s choice in memory of Mrs. Hawrys would be appreciated.

Service arrangements are entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service, telephone 374-1454.

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