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SALT , Rita Florence (nee Alberts)

May 18, 1922 – March 18, 2012

Rita Salt passed away peacefully in Calgary on Sunday, March 18, 2012 at the age of 89 years.

Rita was born on a farm near Melville, Sask. She lived 4 years in Regina before moving to Calgary at age 25 where she resided until her death. In 1975 she married Louis “Shirley” Salt who passed away in early 1977. In August 1980, she retired from a 26 year career with Union Oil to start enjoying what would be a long and active retirement. Rita belonged to the Calgary Elks Golf and Country Club for many years. She was an avid hiker and cross country skier with the Calgary Senior Outdoor Club. Rita traveled extensively, visiting Hawaii, Bermuda, Israel, Hong Kong, South America, parts of Eastern Europe and Costa Rica.

Rita is survived by three brothers Ralph (Venita), Reuben (Mavis) and Everett (Abigail); sisters-in-law Marjorie Alberts (Alvin) and Ileen Alberts (Edward). She was predeceased by four brothers, Alvin, Bernard, Kelly and Edward; two sisters Mildred (Horace) Jackson and Margaret (Doug) Sleeth.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Cathedral, (219 – 18 Avenue S.W., Calgary) on Friday, March 23, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, in Rita’s memory, memorial donations can be made directly to the Canadian Red Cross.

In living memory of Rita Salt, 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

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  1. You are in my tho’ts and prayers. See you soon for the hugs you need and deserve.Safe trip!

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  2. To Ritas Famliy and Friends.

    Please accept my Sincere Condolences for the sudden passing of Rita.

    I met Rita 20 years ago and enjoyed many lunchs, dinners and some golf with her over the years. Always enjoyed her stories of her travels.
    Rest in Peace Rita Blessings, Les

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  3. It is with sadness that I read the obituary of Rita this morning.

    My late husband, Bill Stevens, worked with Rita for many years at Union Oil. Bill was the International Tax Specialist. I have fond memories of times shared with Rita at Retirees events. She was a delightful lady and I always enjoyed time spent with her.

    My sympathy to you, her family. May your special memories comfort you and heal your hearts in gentle ways.

    Sincerely, Lyla Stevens.

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  4. We want to extend our sincere sympathy to all of Rita’s family and friends on her passing. We remember her smile and energy just light up any room she was in. Hopefully all the wonderful memories you shared with her will help you now.
    Sincerely Allan & Valerie Bazar

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  5. This is Maxine Kennedy Cawthtra. I am sorry to hear about Rita. We seem to have lost track of the family along the way. Grace Kennedy is still a live at 102. If anyone reads this and wants to contact us. Our email is above. Thanks Maxine

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