We are saddened to announce the passing of our beloved Mom, Grandmother, Sister, Aunt and Friend, Rita Gitzel of Airdrie, who passed away after a brave battle with cancer on Wednesday, December 27, 2006 at the age of 62 years.
Rita is survived by her children, Liana (Rick) Halseth; Shane (Sharon) Gitzel; her four grandchildren Alicia, Shyla, Ashlynn and Kale; her five siblings Olee Wowk, Georg Wowk, Olivia Nykolyshyn, Marsha Jones, Irene Gaber, as well as extended family. Rita was predeceased by her father Stephan Wowk and mother Maria Rahnell.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Wednesday, January 3, 2007 at 1:30 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells on Wednesday, January 3, 2007 at 2:30 p.m. Afterwards the family invites attendees to join them for a light meal and a chance to share memories. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made to the National Ovarian Cancer Association, 101, 145 Front St. East, Toronto ON M5A 1E3 Telephone: 1-877-413-7970, www.ovariancanada.org. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Rita Gitzel, a tree will be planted at Fletcher Park Memorial Forest by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Airdrie Funeral Home, 300 TOWERLANE DRIVE, AIRDRIE. Telephone: (403) 948-1100.Print This Obituary & Condolences