February 3, 1923
– October 1, 2011
It is with great sadness that the family of Vivian Ritchie (nee Sanden) announce her passing on October 1, 2011 after a brief illness at the age of 88. She was born in Kelowna, raised in Alberta and a long-time resident of Richmond and Vernon. Vivian is survived by her children Patricia, Barbara, Margaret and Ronald and their spouses along with grandchildren Julia, Cyndy and Jeffrey; Rachael and Nicholas; and Jackie plus 11 great-grandchildren all who were her pride and joy. Along with many nieces and nephews Vivian is also survived by older brother Clifford. She was predeceased by sister Marian and brothers Irving, Harvey and Emil Sanden.
For the past four plus years Vivian has resided at Augustine House in Ladner where she made many friends by doing what she loved – playing the piano! Generous, caring, friendly and lovable are just a few words to describe Vivian.
A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, October 6, 2011 at 2:00 pm at Augustine House, East Lounge, 3820 Arthur Drive, Ladner, BC, to celebrate Vivian’s life. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. On-line condolences may be placed at
Delta Funeral Home (604) 946-6040