HEANEY, RITA GRACE
Rita Grace Heaney nee McEvoy, passed away peacefully on July 28. Born on November 14, 1923, Rita lived her entire 92 years as an Edmontonian. She nursed at the Misericordia in a career that spanned five decades. She goes now to join Jack, her beloved husband of 61 years; her mother, Ida; and father, Patrick. Rita was the last of her generation of McEvoys, predeceased by her brothers, Clarence, Roy, and Alan. Left to mourn are her children, Patricia (Robert) Shaw; Dan (Marilyn) Heaney, Margaret (Wally) Heaney, Kerry (Allen) Dalton; and Gerry (Lori) Heaney. Grandma Rita was much loved and will be greatly missed by Chris, Katie, Paul, and Jeff; Annie; Arnott, Marley, Leigha and Levi; John and Clare; Sarah and Shannon and their partners. She leaves behind her great-granddaughters, Naya, Penny, Ghanima, Harmony, Magpie, Allyanna, and Emilia. Aunty Rita will be fondly remembered by her numerous nieces and nephews and much missed by her friends of all ages.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael-Resurrection, 10555-50A Street NW, Edmonton on Friday, August 5, 2016, at 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Rita may be sent to the Catholic Social Services Sign of Hope Appeal.