Rita Gawley beloved wife of Jim Gawley, passed away on Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at the age of 85 years.
Rita was born in Haileybury, ON. She attended school in Northern Ontario and was a proud graduate of l’Academie Ste Marie in Haileybury, ON. She spent her career as a registered nurse and worked on staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital in North Bay and Toronto. Rita also spent ten years at Metropolitan Separate School Board. Jim and Rita married at St. Rita’s Church in North Bay in 1955 and together they took up residence in Toronto, ON until, moving to Calgary in 1971. Rita was a dedicated member of the Catholic Women’s League for over forty-five years.
Besides her loving husband Jim, Rita is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Madonna and Rod Malone; sister, Helen Leach of Ottawa, ON; and by her extended family. Rita was predeceased by her parents Edward and Ida Leach, and by her brother Leo
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Friday, July 25, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church (5340 – 4th Street S.W.) on Saturday, July 26, 2008 at 11:00 a.m.. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire memorial tributes may be made directly to Chalice (formerly known as Christian Child Care International), P.O. Box 2099, Springhill, NS, B0M 1X0. A Special thank you to the staff at the Rockyview General Hospital Unit 56 and the ICU Outreach Team for their care and kindness.
In living memory of Rita Gawley, 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