February 8, 1935 – December 9, 2009
With great sorrow and heartache, we announce the passing of Rita DeCosta, after a valiant battle with cancer.
Rita will be lovingly remembered by her devoted husband Angelo, of 52 years; daughters, Merina, Lorie (Vaughn) Caron, Charlene (David) Moore; grand children Kaela and Chad Caron; brothers Ding (Mary), Reno, Silvio (Gail), Avelino, Leo (Charlotte), and Dele Bertoia; sisters Louise (Laverne) Herriman and Loretta Bertoia; along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws. She is predeceased by her parents Angelo and Elsa Bertoia; sister & brother in-law Avelina & Murray Kowal; sister in-laws Shirley & Madeline Bertoia. Rita was a devoted wife, mother, nonie, daughter, sister, friend and was happiest when surrounded by family and friends.
Rita will be dearly missed by all those who knew, loved and cherished her. Rita’s family would like to thank the staff from the Tom Baker Cancer Center, Calgary Home Care and the Intercare Chinook Hospice for their extraordinary care and compassion in her last few months.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Sunday, December 13, 2009 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Monday, December 14, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Chinook Hospice, 1261 Glenmore Trail S.W., Calgary AB T2V 4Y8, Telephone: (403 258-0040.
In living memory of Rita DeCosta, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences