Our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt. Rita passed away peacefully at the age of 76 on May 8, 2016 in Leduc, AB with her family at her side. She was born on May 31, 1939 to Olive and Richard Wilson in Peace River, AB. Rita married Lester Charles November 13, 1957.
Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband, Lester; children LeeAnn, Valda, Dwayne and Lisa together with their spouses/partners; her brothers Richard (Darlene) Wilson, Brian Wilson; sisters Bonnie Christensen, Heather (Mike) Huseby; grandchildren Ryan Rookes, Brandon (Jamie) Rookes, Chad (Nicole) Rookes, Robin Rookes, (Jon) Trevor Sams, Desiree Ward, Kyle Charles, Trent Charles, Aliena Kennedy and many great-grandchildren, special nieces, nephews, other family and friends.
Rita was predeceased by her parents Richard Wilson & Olive (Ben) Reed, sister Marie (Nap) Langdeau and brother Jim Wilson.
She will be dearly missed and forever remembered by all her family and friends whose lives she touched.
Respecting Rita’s wishes, a small service will be held at Serenity Funeral Home Chapel, 4702 – 51 Avenue, Leduc, AB on Friday, May 13, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.