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.