Rita Maria Fabbro


Rita Fabbro, beloved friend, sister, mother, and grandmother passed away peacefully after a long struggle with dementia on March 18, 2019 at the age of 89 in Edmonton, Alberta. She spent her early life farming and starting a family in Alberta (Venice, Sangudo and Lac La Biche); then retired from farm life and raised her youngest children in Oliver, BC before returning to Alberta in 2008 to be closer to family and receive dementia care. Rita will be joining her devoted husband and love of her life, John Fabbro and her eldest son, Loui Fabbro, in the afterlife. She leaves behind friends and a dedicated family, all of whom loved her and will never forget her kindness, determination, care for children, home cooking and hand crafts, playfulness, and generous love for them. She will be greatly missed and survived by her children: Anthony (Donna), Margaret, Joseph, Amelia (Ronald), Irene (Eric), Dina (Donald) and her 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren (and their families).

The Fabbro family sends our gratitude to the staff of Rosedale Estates, the Royal Alexandra hospital and St Michaels Extended Care Centre for their care of Mom/ Nana for the past 10 years in Edmonton. Please donate “in memory” to the Alzheimer Society – Alberta and Northwest Territories (alzheimer.ca).

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 at 2 o’clock in the afternoon (viewing at 1 o’clock) at Serenity Funeral Service (10129 Princess Elizabeth Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta). Rita will be laid to rest with her husband in Oliver, BC (details on gravesite service to follow).
For additional information, please contact Tony at 780-520-4126.

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Serenity Funeral Service - North Central Chapel

10129 Princess Elizabeth Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB T5G 0X9

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Garry Joseph LADOUCEUR

Mrs. Fabbro was always kind and patient with me,. wonderful lady

Chuck & Kandice

Rita was a great neighbor & we miss her.

Since the wage sin pays is death, Rita will be in paradise. I’ll see her then, when God’s promises will be fulfilled.

(Revelation 21:3, 4) . . .The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his people. And God himself will be with them. 4 And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”

Kelly and Larry Flath

We are saddened to hear the news of Aunty Rita’s passing. She was an Earth Angel, one of the kindest, thoughtful, caring and loving souls we’ve ever known. We were in Oliver visiting Nana on our daughter Wendy’s first Birthday, and Aunty Rita organized a wonderful birthday party for her, complete with her delicious homemade cooking, and a homemade birthday cake. We will always remember her kindness and love for our little family she always treated us like we were her own. We are so blessed to know this beautiful and selfless lady. Our hearts and prayers are with all of her family she so lovingly dedicated her life to. She is with the Angels now.

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