January 23, 1925 – January 31, 2012
Rita Carey, beloved mother of Jim, Miriam, Anne, and David, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at the age of 87 years.
Rita trained in secretarial and administrative fields prior to serving in the Women’s Royal Canadian Navy (WRENS). Following her service, she enjoyed several years working in Montreal, where she met Larry. Larry and Rita were married in Shawinigan Falls, Quebec on September 4, 1954. After living in India, Montreal and the Yukon Territory, Larry and Rita settled in Calgary in 1959. Rita was a long time member of Canyon Meadows Golf and Country Club; she volunteered with The Samaritan Club of Calgary, and was also active in the PEGG (Professional Engineers Geologists and Geophysicists) Wives Club. Rita will be fondly missed not only by her family, but by her many friends whom she cherished.
Rita was predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Larry, in August of 2011. Rita is survived by her children and their spouses: Jim Carey (Cathy), Miriam Carey (Errol), Anne Thomson (David) and David Carey (Patricia); and her five grandchildren: Hilary, Robyn, Zoe, Scott and Jackson.
A celebration of Rita’s life will be held at Canyon Meadows Golf and Country Club (12501 – 14 Street S.W.) on Sunday, February 12, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
Rita’s family wishes to extend our deepest gratitude to her caregivers at the Rockyview Hospital: in the emergency room, the flex unit, and unit 94.
Arrangements in care of McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences