Passed away peacefully in Surrey, BC. She was predeceased by her husband Gordon and sister Bobbie. She is deeply missed by her sisters Pauline (Art), Deanie (Ed); children Doug (Nicole), Shooie (Phil), George (Sherry) and Gordon (Audrey); grandchildren Kari, Chris, Nathan, Candice, Jeff, Solange, Josephine; and many nieces and nephews. Rita was a long time resident of Surrey, BC, and a Surrey teacher for 32 years. Mom was vivacious and loved life. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Peruvian Children at plancanada.ca or a children's charity of your choice. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, January 4, 2013 at 1:00 pm at Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre, 14831 28th Avenue, Surrey, BC.