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DAVIDSON, Rita Cassandra


It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Rita Cassandra Davidson on Sunday, February 22, 2015. Rita will be deeply missed by her partner of 10 years Kevin McLean, her mother Gloria Davidson, her father Jim Davidson, her step-brother Jay, grandmother Vera Klan, aunties Carolyne (Bob) Lewis, Debbie (Gary) White, Lori (Jerome) Zuchotzki, Kelly (John) Zuchotzki and her cousins, her friends and staff of the Dialysis Ward at Kelowna General Hospital.

Rita was born January 30th 1968 in Brandon, Manitoba. She moved to B.C. with her mother when she was three and they settled in Kelowna. After graduation Rita ventured off to New York City where she worked as a nanny. In 1993 she spent time in Winnipeg, studying florist design and taking esthetics training before deciding to return to Kelowna.

Rita lived with diabetes from the tender age of 14. We know she was grateful to her grandmother and all of the on-going care she received from the dialysis nursing staff and doctors who cared for her over the past 35 years.

On March 4, 2015 family and friends may attend a viewing at Springfield Funeral Home at 2020 Springfield Rd, Kelowna, BC between 2:00 pm and 4:00pm

On March 6, 2015 please join us for a Celebration of Rita’s Life, which will take place at Evangel Church at 3261 Gordon Drive, Kelowna, BC at 1:30 pm

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 1589 Sutherland Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 5Y7

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March 4, 2015 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Springfield Funeral Home
(2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC, )

March 6, 2015 1:30 pm

Evangel Church

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In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association
Canadian Diabetes Association, 1589 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna, BC V1Y 5Y7 Link: www.diabetes.ca


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Service Details

The service for DAVIDSON, Rita Cassandra is scheduled for March 6, 2015 1:30 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

Evangel Church

3261 Gordon Drive, Kelowna, BC


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  • wanda sheath says:

    Kevin, Iris and I are so very sorry to hear of Rita’s passing. May your memories sustain you through this difficult time.
    Iris Alcock and Wanda

  • Brenda says:

    It was so upsetting to hear of Rita’s passing, as I did not meet her in person, as she was Kim’s best friend, and when I moved to kelowna three years ago, she was always an inspiration to me while chatting on the phone. Such a beautiful spirit and soul. Her knowledge of herbs and how to help yourself get better. She made me laugh, and her light was always shining brightly. I wish we would have met, but at least I got to chat with her. Our last chat was a month ago, and then a call came that she was in hospital. She was a very strong cookie, and the Angels are wrapping their beautiful wings around her beautiful soul. Fly high, and you are now at peace little one. Love Brenda and thank you for being such a kind and loving person towards me,

  • kim crosby says:

    Rita my friend I miss you terribly. We were friends for over 30 years.We went through thick and thin in that time.I am thankful to have had your kind words in times of trouble and your contagious laughter in times of joy.I know one day we will meet again but until then you will be always alive in my heart and memories. I will love you my little one and cherish the time that I was fortunate enough to have had with you. Kim

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