WARD, Rita Dawson (Pete) nee Standeven

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother, Rita, in Surrey on Friday, August 15, 2014 at the age of 88. She was embraced by her family and left us peacefully. She is the daughter of William and Leila Standeven born November 21, 1925. Rita is predeceased by her beloved husband, Hugh, in the year 2000. She is lovingly survived by her children Andrea (Raymond), Leslee (Stafford), Wendy (Dan), Christine (Lee) and Jason (Lori). As well, her ten grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and sisters-in-law Norma Thompson and Joyce Standeven. Rita graduated from UBC with a BA in English in 1946 and was a member of the Delta Zeta Chapter of Alpha Gamma Delta Fraternity. She had a wonderful life devoted to her husband and children, many friends, her beautiful family homes and, in later years, her love of travel around the world. At Rita’s request, there will be no service. Our heartfelt thanks go to the dedicated staff of Czorny Alzheimer Centre for their compassion and caring for Rita. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of BC. Mom, you are forever in our hearts. We love you.

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